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Assistant Vice President (AVP), Regional Director Salary

Salaries for Assistant VPs and Regional Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($123K) per year. Cash earnings for Assistant VPs and Regional Directors — which occasionally include more than $40K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing — stretch from around $68K to approximately $186K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Assistant VPs and Regional Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Assistant VPs and Regional Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$64,988 - $157,373
MEDIAN: $109,949

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National Salary Data

XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$64,988 - $157,373  
$1,024 - $39,612  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $19,933  
$600 - $50,000  
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).
$67,507 - $185,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 550
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Job Description for Assistant Vice President (AVP), Regional Director

An assistant vice president is usually a regional director who provides high level management for a highly trained staff. These professionals may oversee several different areas, such as operations, marketing, human resources, or legal affairs.


Assistant Vice President (AVP), Regional Director Tasks

  • Manage the budget allocated for given region, distributing resources to where they are needed.
  • Report business activities in region to superiors, and make recommendations for improvements to vice president and president.
  • Oversee company activities within a certain geographical area, ensuring implementation of company directives and policies.
  • Review staff performance, provide training, and determine additional staffing needs in region.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Vice President (AVP), Regional Director

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It is somewhat unusual to come across Assistant VPs and Regional Directors who slip into positions like Marketing VP (where the median salary is $148K), but it does happen from time to time. Going from Assistant Vice President and Regional Director to VP of Operations is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for VPs of Operations is $122K. Many others choose to work as VPs of Information Technology, where pay is typically $141K.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Vice President (AVP), Regional Director

Survey results imply that Assistant VPs and Regional Directors put a diverse skill set to use. Lucky workers who know Strategic Planning can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Project Management and Sales Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 11 percent and 22 percent. Those proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Vice President (AVP), Regional Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Assistant VPs and Regional Directors. Inexperienced workers earn around $91K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $106K. Assistant VPs and Regional Directors bring in $128K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $142K.

Pay Difference by Location

Assistant VPs and Regional Directors will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 17 percent. Assistant VPs and Regional Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+16 percent), San Jose (+16 percent), Phoenix (+15 percent), and Atlanta (+10 percent). Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Employers in Houston and New York also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Assistant Vice President (AVP), Regional Director Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Assistant Vice President (AVP), Regional Director Salaries

Strategic Planning
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Sales Management
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Budget Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.


42 %
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%