Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salary

Human Resources Senior VPs in the United States take home approximately $156K annually on average. The range in cash compensation to Human Resources Senior VPs ($102K to $306K) includes potential earnings of $99K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Female Human Resources Senior VPs survey participants are more prevalent than men — 65 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Senior VPs, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$99,564 - $241,828
MEDIAN: $155,626

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$99,564 - $241,828  
$4,829 - $99,329  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $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).
$101,689 - $305,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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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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Survey results show that Human Resources Senior VPs use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Strategy Development and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent and 15 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. Employee Relations is a skill commonly found among those who know Benefits & Compensation.

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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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National Average

Strategic Planning
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Employee Relations
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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


65 %
35 %

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: 74% employee benefits None: 8%