Entry-Level Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) Salary

An Entry-Level Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) earns an average salary of $95,355 per year.

$56,673 - $155,048
MEDIAN: $95,355

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$56,673 - $155,048  
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$58,723 - $173,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) in Hollywood:
"I'd be more valuable if I understood the business better."
Understand the total business. Become a true Business Partner. Understand accounting reports, etc. Sell the problem you solve, not the product you have to sell.

Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) in Philadelphia:
"Show up every day with a smile."
Get to know employees at a personal level. Who they are, families, how they like to have fun.

Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) in Louisiana:
Understand the company culture and current practices around HR. Work to streamline and document processes. Communicate expectations across company of HR practices and process in order to deliver high quality and on time services. Then work to move the organization toward a more strategic role. Coach the team to listen from the HR perspective in meetings to bring value to the table.

Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) in Boston:
"Social Science background is most important."
Understanding human dynamics and communications are the most relevant skills at this level.

Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) in St. Louis:
"Mentor Others."
The Vice President should be secure in their position and mentor others to help top talent grow in every area of Human Resources. So many times you will see people who are so frightened of being replaced they are not doing a service their subordinates or strengthening the future of the Company.

Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR)


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) Salaries

National Average

Employee Relations

Human Resources

Benefits & Compensation

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


80 %
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 5%