Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales Salary

A Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales earns an average salary of $166,914 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Team Leadership, Strategic Planning, and Business Strategy.
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$98,408 - $244,415
MEDIAN: $166,913

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$98,408 - $244,415  
$9,717 - $103,226  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $50,000  
$0.00 - $130,180  
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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).
$112,392 - $326,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 780
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Job Description for Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales

A senior vice president of sales has a wide variety of duties, chief of which is to oversee a larger sales team that receives instruction from the senior vice president and reports directly to them. This executive must employ many skills to be successful, such as proper delegation, planning, conception, and implementation of strategic sales plans. They must also evaluate their sales team and make changes as necessary; for example, if sales are faltering, the senior vice president of sales needs to come up with a plan to get sales back on track and ensure continued growth. Additionally, the senior vice president of sales assist in high-level sales projects for their company, although they are usually not the primary salespeople for a particular project. For example, the senior vice president of sales may help their employees close large sales or conduct meetings with major clients. They also provide support when a sales negotiation is more complicated than usual, ensuring that negotiations are completed smoothly.


Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales Tasks

  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal sales staff, customers, and regulatory agencies.
  • Plan, direct, and set the strategic direction of the sales program to maximize profit.
  • Oversee sales staff operations, business planning, and budget development.
  • Responsible for maximizing the potential sales volume of all segments of the market.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional and company policy standards.

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Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales in New York:
"Never Stop Closing."
Always sell yourself first to the customer to gain trust and to show integrity then figure-out how your product can solve the customers problem.

Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales in Parsippany:
"How to be a well-organized multi-tasking creative person."
Take risks with presenting new ideas to your Clients.

Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales in Dallas:
"Be Flexible."
Go where they want you to go when they want you to go there, patience is critical (and hard)

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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Team Leadership
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Strategic Planning
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Business Strategy
up arrow 12%

Contract Negotiation
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People Management
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Business Development
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Financial Analysis

National Average

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Sales Management
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Strategic Sales
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New Business Development
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Operations Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.


17 %
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 7%