Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salary
An average Human Resources Senior Vice President in the United States can expect to take home roughly $160K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. Human Resources Senior VPs survey participants are largely women, dominating at 69 percent. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Human Resources Senior VPs are happy with their jobs. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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.Read More...
Human resources SVPs must stay up-to-date with changes in employment laws and regulations in all countries of operation and effectively manage their company's relationships with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies. They must ensure that employee benefit programs and salaries are competitive within their industry to attract and retain skilled and talented employees, and they also serve as internal consultants for department managers and other executives.
A bachelor's degree in human resources, law, marketing, business administration, or a related field is generally required for this position, and some employers require a master's degree. Applicants should also have prior managerial experience, strong verbal and written communication skills, and leadership skills, and some may need to travel to visit their offices within the country or overseas. To keep their skills up-to-date, they may also attend relevant conferences and read professional business journals.
Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Tasks
- Set workforce and training goals for the organization, including recruitment and talent growth.
- Enforce organizational policies and investigate misconduct.
- Direct performance assessment goals and standards.
- Oversee human resources department, including communication and policy training.
- Develop assessment and review strategies to determine current state, needs and outreach.
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With a pay rate for Human Resources Senior VPs that is 114 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Human Resources Senior VPs will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+32 percent) and Los Angeles (+20 percent). Human Resources Senior VPs in Philadelphia report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 33 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Columbus and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).
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