Human Resources Senior VPs in the United States take home approximately $162K annually on average. In the world of Human Resources Senior VPs, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $103K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $144K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $108K and $327K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Women account for the majority of Human Resources Senior VPs who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Human Resources Senior VPs are happy with their jobs. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$101,399 - $254,207
MEDIAN: $162,205

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$101,399 - $254,207  
$7,506 - $103,042  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $144,467  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$107,732 - $327,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 138

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Job Description for Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP)

Human resources senior vice presidents (SVPs) oversee human resources departments in large organizations. Alongside other executives, they work to establish policies and business strategies to ensure that their organization makes appropriate recruiting decisions, and they may be directly involved in interviewing applicants for higher-level positions. They must help ensure that the company is in compliance with all laws and regulations related to human resources (HR), and if their company operates globally, they must also understand the applicable laws and regulations in other countries.


Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Tasks

  • Oversee human resources department, including communication and policy training.
  • Develop assessment and review strategies to determine current state, needs and outreach.
  • Direct performance assessment goals and standards.
  • Set workforce and training goals for the organization, including recruitment and talent growth.
  • Enforce organizational policies and investigate misconduct.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $180,861

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Human Resources Senior VPs, 111 percent above the national average. Human Resources Senior VPs will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+30 percent) and New York (+26 percent). Human Resources Senior VPs in Philadelphia make 34 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Columbus and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 12 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salaries

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Skills That Affect Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salaries

Strategy Development
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Organizational Development
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People Management
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Strategic Planning
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Employee Relations
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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


63 %
37 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 9%