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Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salary (United States)

Earnings for Human Resources Senior VPs in the United States come in at around $155K per year on average. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Human Resources Senior VPs are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Senior VPs. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$91,919 - $225,770
MEDIAN: $154,660
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National Salary Data

XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$91,919 - $225,770  
$4,848 - $85,474  
Profit Sharing
$7,950 - $27,500  
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).
$92,375 - $280,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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, skills in Organizational Development, Recruiting, Strategic Planning, and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Human Resources as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Employee Relations and Benefits & Compensation also typically command lower compensation.

Pay Difference By Location

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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Human Resources Senior VPs, 7 percent higher than the national average. In San Francisco, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salaries

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

Organizational Development
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Strategic Planning
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Employee Relations
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.


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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 8%