How much does a Top Human Resources Executive make in the United States? The average Top Human Resources Executive salary in the United States is $279,233 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $239,295 and $328,698. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Top Human Resources Executive Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Top Human Resources Executive Salary $202,933 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Top Human Resources Executive Salary $239,295 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Top Human Resources Executive Salary $279,233 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Top Human Resources Executive Salary $328,698 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Top Human Resources Executive Salary $373,734 US June 27, 2024
25% $239,295 10% $202,933 90% $373,734 75% $328,698 $279,233 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Top Human Resources Executive need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.

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HRIS: HRIS is a management system designed specifically to provide managers with information to make HR decisions. Is a system that lets you keep track of all your employees and information about them.

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Change Management: Change management (sometimes abbreviated as CM) is a collective term for all approaches to prepare , support and help individuals, teams, and organizations in making organizational change. The most common change drivers include: technological evolution, process reviews, crisis, and consumer habit changes; pressure from new business entrants, acquisitions, mergers, and organizational restructuring. It includes methods that redirect or redefine the use of resources, business process, budget allocations, or other modes of operation that significantly change a company or organization. Organizational change management (OCM) considers the full organization and what needs to change, while change management may be used solely to refer to how people and teams are affected by such organizational transition. It deals with many different disciplines, from behavioral and social sciences to information technology and business solutions.

Leadership 15.62%
HRIS 1.67%
Change Management 1.18%
Others 81.53%
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Job Description for Top Human Resources Executive

Top Human Resources Executive plans and directs all aspects of an organization's human resources policies, objectives, and initiatives. Implements an end-to-end human resources function to deliver talent acquisition, training, compensation, benefits, labor relations, and employee support services. Being a Top Human Resources Executive partners with leadership across the organization to provide human resources programs aligned with the organization's operational objectives, mission, and values. Builds and develops the teams and technology resources to facilitate regulatory compliance, recordkeeping, transaction processing, and analysis of workforce metrics. Additionally, Top Human Resources Executive identifies and explores trends in human resources to enhance the employee experience, meet evolving organizational needs and create innovative programs. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Top Human Resources Executive manages a business unit, division, or corporate function with major organizational impact. Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for the given major function or line of business. Has acquired the business acumen and leadership experience to become a top function or division head. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Top Human Resources Executive salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Top Human Resources Executive, the highest Top Human Resources Executive salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Top Human Resources Executive salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Top Human Resources Executive salary is in Miami, FL, where the Top Human Resources Executive salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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