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Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salary

Pay for Human Resources Senior VPs in the United States sits in the ballpark of $161K annually. Total cash compensation to Human Resources Senior VPs approaches anywhere from $100K on the lower end to $310K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $90K from bonuses and upwards of $152K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. The majority of Human Resources Senior VPs (62 percent) who took the survey are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$98,439 - $243,384
MEDIAN: $161,385

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$98,439 - $243,384  
$4,894 - $90,278  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $152,172  
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).
$100,297 - $309,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Strategy Development, Organizational Development, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 14 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Human Resources as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Benefits & Compensation and Employee Relations also typically command lower compensation. Many workers who know Benefits & Compensation also know Employee Relations.

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Experience Affects Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salaries

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National Average

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

Strategy Development
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Organizational Development
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Strategic Planning
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National Average

Employee Relations
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Benefits & Compensation
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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

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


62 %
38 %

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: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 8%