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Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salary

Median pay for Human Resources Senior VPs in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $163K per year. Total cash compensation to Human Resources Senior VPs approaches anywhere from $100K on the lower end to $312K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $96K from bonuses and upwards of $152K from profit sharing. Residence and career duration 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. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Human Resources Senior VPs survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$97,905 - $244,790
MEDIAN: $162,959

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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.
$97,905 - $244,790  
$4,932 - $96,354  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $152,172  
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).
$99,613 - $311,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159

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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. 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, 13 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. Competency in Benefits & Compensation frequently indicates knowledge of Employee Relations.

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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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up arrow 13%

Benefits & Compensation
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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


63 %
37 %

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: 9%