A Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales earns an average salary of $176,209 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, Sales, Business Strategy, and Leadership.
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$103,181 - $251,180
MEDIAN: $176,208

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$103,181 - $251,180  
$9,910 - $119,959  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $50,951  
$11,423 - $100,671  
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$120,189 - $329,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 464

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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

  • Responsible for maximizing the potential sales volume of all segments of the market.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional and company policy standards.
  • Oversee sales staff operations, business planning, and budget development.
  • 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.

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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 Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 31%

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Business Strategy
up arrow 14%

up arrow 11%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 7%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 3%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 2%

Sales Management
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Financial Analysis

National Average

Business Development
up arrow 7%

New Business Development
up arrow 10%

Technical Sales
up arrow 12%

People Management
up arrow 22%

Operations Management
up arrow 25%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.


18 %
82 %

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: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 8%