Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salary

An average Human Resources Senior Vice President in the United States can expect to take home roughly $164K per year. Total cash compensation for Human Resources Senior VPs runs from $100K to $303K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $88K and profit sharing that can reach almost $154K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Female Human Resources Senior VPs are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. Most Human Resources Senior VPs report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$97,745 - $242,696
MEDIAN: $163,609

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$97,745 - $242,696  
$4,894 - $87,806  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $153,533  
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).
$99,948 - $302,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146

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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 diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Strategy Development, Organizational Development, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 12 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Human Resources as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Benefits & Compensation and Recruiting also typically command lower compensation. Employees educated in Benefits & Compensation are typically practiced in Employee Relations, too.

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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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Employee Relations
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National Average

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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 15 votes.


61 %
39 %

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: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%