Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salary

Human Resources Senior VPs in the United States can expect to earn an average of $167K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Female Human Resources Senior VPs make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Human Resources Senior VPs are happy with their jobs. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$95,471 - $246,096
$95K
$170K
$250K
MEDIAN: $166,822
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$0$297K
Salary $95,471 - $246,096
Bonus $4,055 - $75,760
Profit Sharing $42,000
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$101,887 - $297,624
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68

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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.

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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.

Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $184,124

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 107 percent, Human Resources Senior VPs in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Senior VPs will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+27 percent) and Los Angeles (+16 percent). Human Resources Senior VPs in Philadelphia take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 35 percent less than the national average. Columbus and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 19 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP)?

Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) in Salt Lake City:
"A Caring Change Management Skill Set A Must."
Pros: The opportunity that I have to make recommendations for change that benefit the company strategy and the happiness of our people is extremely rewarding.
Cons: The unknown. With a large employee base within multiple entities, each day brings new challenges to maintain a focus on the strategic initiatives of the department. The weeds get dense and think without notice.

Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) in Washington:
"Management."
Pros: Mentoring younger professionals; setting corporate HR policies.
Cons: Notrhing.

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Key Stats for Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP)

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
53%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salaries

▼0%

National Average
$184,000

▼4%

▼27%

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

Strategy Development
▲19%

Organizational Development
▲9%

People Management
▲5%

National Average
$184,000




Recruiting
▼18%

Human Resources
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
53%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 8%
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