Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) is $122,961 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are International Human Resources (HR), Labor Relations, Leadership, and Organizational Development. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) Salary (?
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$76,226 - $180,414
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MEDIAN: $122,960
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Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) Salary (?
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$16.49 - $121.20
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$76,226 - $180,414  
   
Bonus
$2,043 - $49,403  
Profit Sharing
$1,240 - $20,608  
Commission
$0.00 - $48,936  
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).
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$79,362 - $214,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,058
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.49 - $121.20  
   
Overtime
$0.50 - $45.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,043 - $49,403  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $48,936  
Profit Sharing
$1,240 - $20,608  
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).
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$79,362 - $214,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR)

Human resources vice presidents (HRVPs) take have numerous responsibilities, such as overseeing contracts, developing written policies, monitoring compliance with legal issues pertaining to the workforce, and leading a team of employees. They must ensure that labor laws are being interpreted and implemented correctly within their corporation: These legal areas include safety (OSHA), equal opportunity (EEO), taxes, retirement and pension plans, wage and compensation, and other laws related to employees and contractors. Another area that HRVPs preside over is the negotiation of contracts between the business and its employees or, in some cases, a union. Developing and negotiating the final conditions of a contract requires much attention to detail as it will contain specifications such as salary, benefits, non-compete clauses, confidentiality disclosures and more.
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Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) Tasks
  • Oversee operations in the managed departments; planning, budgeting and measurement of results.
  • Serve as a member of the senior management team.
  • Provide overall strategic leadership to the company for HR initiatives; recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and employee relations.
  • Works closely and coaches executive team to ensure alignment with the overall mission and strategy.
  • Ensure policies, procedures and HR programs are consistently administered, aligned with organizational goals and are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and employment laws.

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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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Miami
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Houston
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Dallas
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Boston
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Seattle
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National Average
$136,000
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Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) Advice

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

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) Salaries

National Average
$136,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) Salaries

International Human Resources (HR)
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Labor Relations
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Leadership
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Organizational Development
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Strategic Planning
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Performance Management
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Recruiting
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People Management
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Legal Compliance
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National Average
$136,000
Employee Relations
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Human Resources
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Training
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Benefits Administration
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%