Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salary

Human Resources Senior VPs in the United States take home approximately $157K annually on average. In the world of Human Resources Senior VPs, total cash compensation can vary between $101K and $311K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $97K and $102K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Human Resources Senior VPs is extremely high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. There are more female Human Resources Senior VPs who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$97,384 - $246,095
MEDIAN: $157,349

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$97,384 - $246,095  
$4,983 - $96,576  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $102,129  
Total Pay (?
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).
$101,300 - $311,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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Job Description for Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP)

  • 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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Human Resources Senior VPs report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Strategy Development, Organizational Development, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 15 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Human Resources, Recruiting, and Benefits & Compensation. Benefits & Compensation and Employee Relations are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $173,887

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For those looking to make money, Human Resources Senior VPs in Dallas enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Human Resources Senior VPs will also find cushy salaries in New York (+27 percent) and Los Angeles (+23 percent). Human Resources Senior VPs in Philadelphia report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 28 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers in Columbus and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salaries

National Average

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

Strategy Development
up arrow 27%

Organizational Development
up arrow 15%

People Management
up arrow 11%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

National Average

Employee Relations
up arrow 2%

up arrow 14%

Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 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: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%