$154,949
Avg. Salary
$40.09
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$30,043

Bonus

$12,174

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) is $40.09 per hour.

The average pay for a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) is $154,949 per year.

$31.44
10%
$40.09
50%
$47.47
90%
MEDIAN $40.09
$92k
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$155k
50%
$247k
90%
MEDIAN $154,949
$92,096 - $246,750
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MEDIAN: $154,949
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$0$306K
Salary $92,096 - $246,750
Bonus $4,851 - $90,398
Profit Sharing $2,909 - $50,906
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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$93,372 - $306,093
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 811
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $40.09
Overtime $67.87
Annual Data $0$306K
Bonus $4,851 - $90,398
Profit Sharing $2,909 - $50,906
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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$93,372 - $306,093
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Chief human resources officers (CHROs) hold a key administration position, regularly reporting to the chief executive officer and advising senior staff. They supervise all human resources administration for their company, including any human resources staff members. They design human resources practices and regulations, as well as present any proposals for changes to senior management and oversee implementation. Additionally, chief human resources officers help ensure their organization has the necessary workforce to meet all of business needs and goals.

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Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Tasks
  • Manage the day to day operations of the human resources department.
  • Oversee and ensure rewards programs are comprehensive, competitive, and align with business goals.
  • Develop and improve recruiting practices and succession planning strategies.
  • Account for and maintain human resources disciplines such as compensation, benefits, training, talent acquisition, and diversity.
  • Design, develop, implement, and manage human resource business projects and procedures.

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)


Typical Chief Human Resources Officers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Benefits & Compensation, and Employee Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Labor Relations and Employee Relations. Those educated in Employee Relations tend to be well versed in Organizational Development and Labor Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Pay by Experience for a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $143,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $166,000 based on 186 salaries. A Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $201,000 based on 200 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

55%

39%

11%

8%

-2%

-7%

National Average: $168,524

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

Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Chief Human Resources Officers, 49 percent above the national average. Chief Human Resources Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+34 percent), Nashville (+28 percent), Louisville (+26 percent), and Philadelphia (+23 percent). Chief Human Resources Officers in Portland make 37 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Houston and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (20 percent less and 14 percent less, respectively).

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)?

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in Pensacola:
"Working in Paradise."
Pros: Small town with lots to do, plenty of sunshine and beaches!
Cons: My house is an hour away....

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in San Diego:
"World peace through lubrication."
Pros: The meaning of the work and the people I work with, around the world.
Cons: Compensation committee support

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in Oakland:
"Culturally Enriching."
Pros: Diversity
Cons: Housing Cost

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in Ephrata:
"Excellent community."
Pros: Small town feel
Cons: Traffic

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in Weed:
"Small community, no commute, local company."
Pros: It's a community atmosphere focused on developing students at the community college level. Small town feel. Beautiful view of Mt. Shasta, cost of living is not too high.
Cons: Very few arts/cultural events; few restaurants, everyone knows everyone.

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in New York:
You are only as good as your team. Positive collaboration with all levels is key to a successful career.

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in San Francisco:
"Challenging."
Pros: Working for a growing and profitable organization. Working directly with the Board of Directors. The ability to impact the profitability of the company.
Cons: Lots of stress, very long hours and extensive travel. This is a 24/7 job.

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Key Stats for Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
58%

Experience Affects Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Salaries

▲20%

National Average
$169,000

▼2%

▼15%

Entry-Level
▼48%

Skills That Affect Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
58%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 8%