New Report Shows Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) Designation Translates to Higher Earnings and More …

The CHRP fuels annual earnings by more than 50% in some industries and
also drives more promotions than American HR certification

TORONTO , Sept. 12, 2013 /CNW/ – Today, the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), together with PayScale, Inc. , the leader in cloud compensation data and software, released a report
showing the correlation of the Certified Human Resources Professional
(CHRP) designation with earning potential and career progression. The
new report, Fuel for HR Careers, shows HR managers holding a CHRP typically have annual salaries that
are 13 percent higher than colleagues without the certification.

It also validates similar findings from a CHRP study HRPA and Payscale conducted in 2012.

“These report findings are consistent with our research showing there
are only a few ways to positively impact pay for white collar jobs  -
certifications being one of them,” said Katie Bardaro , lead economist
at PayScale. “The increased earning potential for the CHRP is
particularly impressive, demonstrating employers are willing to pay
significantly more to attract HR professionals with these credentials.”

Other highlights from the Fuel for HR Careers report include:

  • The CHRP correlates with more earnings for HR professionals; up to
    $8,300 more in median pay annually for HR managers.
  • Pay in utilities; finance and insurance; and the mining, quarrying and
    oil and gas extraction industries was more than 50% higher with a CHRP.
  • CHRPs advance to senior roles more quickly:  65% of HR assistants with
    the CHRP received a promotion within five years, compared to only 33%
    of those without.
  • Across most HR titles, the CHRP seems to fuel more promotions than the
    American Professional in Human Resources (PHR), a designation granted
    by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).
  • From 2012 to 2013, job postings requiring a CHRP increased from 67% to
    70%, up from just 36% in 2007, showing more employers are recognizing
    the value of the certification.
  • The likelihood of holding HR certification increases with seniority;
    half of HR Vice Presidents and Directors hold the CHRP designation.

“The increasing demand for the CHRP designation from employers sends a
clear message about the overall value of these credentials,” said HRPA
CEO Bill Greenhalgh . “PayScale’s latest study underscores how the CHRP
translates into higher earnings and more promotions for today’s HR

To view HRPA’s Fuel for HR Careers report on the value of HR certifications, visit or check out HRPA’s infographic at This year’s study also looks at the impact of certification in ten
major metro areas across Canada . For more information about wage trends
across Canada , please visit:

About HRPA
The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is Canada’s HR
thought leader with more than 20,000 members in 28 chapters across
Ontario . It connects its membership to an unmatched range of HR
information resources, events, professional development and networking
opportunities and annually hosts Canada’s largest HR conference. In
Ontario , HRPA issues the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
designation, the national standard for excellence in human resources
management and the Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRP)
designation, reserved for high-impact HR leaders. For more information,
please visit

About PayScale:
Creator of the largest database of individual compensation profiles in
the world containing 40 million salary profiles, PayScale, Inc.
provides an immediate and precise snapshot of current market salaries
to employees and employers through its online tools and software.
PayScale’s products are powered by innovative search and query
algorithms that dynamically acquire, analyze and aggregate compensation
information for millions of individuals in real time. Publisher of the
quarterly PayScale Index™, PayScale’s subscription software products for employers include
PayScale MarketRate™, PayScale Insight™, and PayScale Insight Expert™. Among PayScale’s 2,500 North American corporate customers are
organizations small and large including Canadian customers Kobo, COBS
Bread and Golder Associates.

SOURCE Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario

Press Contact: 
Duff McCutcheon
Communications Specialist
Tel: (416) 923-2324 x324

Phyllis McNeice
Firefly Communications
Tel:  206-954-1481

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