Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Salary

Chief Human Resources Officers in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $158K annually. With some bonuses approaching $92K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $52K, overall incomes of Chief Human Resources Officers spread between $90K and $315K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Female Chief Human Resources Officers make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. For the most part, Chief Human Resources Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$91,862 - $255,739
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MEDIAN: $168,092
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Salary $91,862 - $255,739
Bonus $5,013 - $96,964
Profit Sharing $2,959 - $51,521
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$92,221 - $324,047
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 376

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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.

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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

National Average: $181,359

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) Advice

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

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
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
60%
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Experience Affects Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Salaries

▲11%

National Average
$181,000

▼9%

▼21%

Entry-Level
▼51%

Skills That Affect Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
60%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 5%
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