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

The average salary for a Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) is $125,177 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Labor Relations, Leadership, and Organizational Development. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$78,993 - $182,874
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$79K
$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $125,177
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$16.22 - $123.29
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$120
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$78,993 - $182,874  
   
Bonus
$2,058 - $49,468  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $23,489  
Commission
$300.00 - $10,000  
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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$81,645 - $217,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,243
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Hourly Rate
$16.22 - $123.29  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,058 - $49,468  
   
Commission
$300.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $23,489  
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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$81,645 - $217,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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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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 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.

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



National Average
$138,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 36%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR) Salaries

Labor Relations
up arrow 25%

Leadership
up arrow 15%

Organizational Development
up arrow 13%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 8%

Performance Management
up arrow 6%

People Management
up arrow 5%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 5%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 5%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 3%

Training
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$138,000

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 2%


Benefits Administration
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 436 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%