Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salary

For Human Resources Senior VPs, yearly average wages total $165K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $91K and $146K, respectively — total cash payment to Human Resources Senior VPs can bottom out near $108K or peak near $314K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. The majority of Human Resources Senior VPs (64 percent) who took the survey are women. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$102,481 - $251,741
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MEDIAN: $164,572
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$102,481 - $251,741  
   
Bonus
$7,308 - $91,231  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $145,828  
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$108,105 - $314,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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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.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $180,113

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

With a pay rate for Human Resources Senior VPs that is 111 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Human Resources Senior VPs will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+30 percent) and Los Angeles (+18 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Philadelphia Human Resources Senior VPs earning much less — 34 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Atlanta (17 percent lower and 11 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.

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Key Stats for Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP)

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
59%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salaries

▲5%

National Average
$180,000

▼1%

▼21%

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

Strategy Development
▲22%

Organizational Development
▲11%

People Management
▲7%


National Average
$180,000



Recruiting
▼17%

Human Resources
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
59%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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