Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales Salary (United States)

For Senior Vice President of Saless, commissions account for a significant portion of income and add up to one-fourth of their $204,750 annual pay. Residency and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all workers report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. In this field, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Senior Vice President of Saless are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Vice President of Saless. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales Salary (?
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$97,131 - $236,975
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National Salary Data

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$0$110K$220K$330K
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$97,131 - $236,975  
   
Bonus
$9,790 - $101,976  
Profit Sharing
$3,500 - $50,565  
Commission
$0.00 - $102,334  
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).
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$109,758 - $311,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 693
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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.
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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales

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Senior Vice President of Saless may see a small drop in pay with career advancement. Those who transition into an upper level SVP of Sales & Marketing position will earn slightly less. More commonly, Senior Vice President of Saless take pay cuts as they move into roles as Chief Executive Officers or Presidents, making $38K or $53K less per year, respectively.

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Senior Vice President of Saless seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Team Leadership, Strategic Planning, and Business Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 15 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management, Leadership, and Financial Analysis. Experience with Sales Management is often linked with knowledge of Strategic Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Senior Vice President of Saless, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Paychecks hover around six figures from career onset with typical starting salaries of $146K per year. Earnings total about $210K after one to two decades. Salaries grow more slowly as Senior Vice President of Saless approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $215,932.

Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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Houston
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San Francisco
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Denver
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Dallas
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Seattle
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Chicago
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$205,000
Boston
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Charlotte
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With a pay rate for Senior Vice President of Saless that is 42 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Houston, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, where Senior Vice President of Saless typically earn around 23 percent, 22 percent, 14 percent, and 8 percent more than usual. The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 34 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Phoenix and Charlotte are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -25 percent and -20 percent, respectively.

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 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

National Average
$205,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales Salaries

Team Leadership
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Strategic Planning
up arrow 15%
Business Development
up arrow 12%
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Negotiation
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Strategic Sales
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National Average
$205,000
Sales Management
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New Business Development
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Sales
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Financial Analysis
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Leadership
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Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%