It pays to have HR designation

CHRP holders more likely to earn more than $76,000
By By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/04/2010

Employers are recognizing the value of the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation and people with the designation are more likely to progress faster in their careers and attain higher-paying positions than those without, according to several surveys.

In the same job, CHRP holders earn only three to four per cent more than non-CHRP holders, according to a survey conducted by PayScale on behalf of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) in January (see sidebar on page 12).

“But if you look at the positions CHRPs hold, CHRPs are way more likely to hold more senior positions than non-CHRPs. So that tends to give them higher average earnings than non-CHRPs,” said Debbie Bennett, president of the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA).