Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salary

Human Resources Senior VPs in the United States take home approximately $155K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Human Resources Senior VPs approaches anywhere from $103K on the lower end to $305K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $92K from bonuses and upwards of $101K from profit sharing. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Senior VPs, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. There are more female Human Resources Senior VPs who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 62 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$99,326 - $240,486

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National Salary Data (?
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$99,326 - $240,486  
$4,932 - $91,916  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $101,367  
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).
$102,682 - $305,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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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 suggest that Human Resources Senior VPs put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Strategy Development, Organizational Development, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 15 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Resources, Benefits & Compensation, and Recruiting. Competency in Benefits & Compensation frequently indicates knowledge of Employee Relations.

Pay Difference by Location

Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Human Resources Senior VPs in Dallas receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Senior VPs will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+25 percent), New York (+23 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), and Atlanta (+6 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Philadelphia Human Resources Senior VPs earning much less — 29 percent less — than the national average.

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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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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 8%