A Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales earns an average salary of $156,393 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 and Contract Negotiation.
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$92,640 - $235,879
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$92,640 - $235,879  
   
Bonus
$9,570 - $102,666  
Profit Sharing
$4,877 - $50,624  
Commission
$0.00 - $121,209  
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$110,718 - $317,140  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 747
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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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
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San Francisco
up arrow 26%
Irvine
up arrow 14%
Houston
up arrow 13%
Los Angeles
up arrow 12%
Miami
up arrow 12%
Atlanta
up arrow 9%
Chicago
up arrow 7%
New York
up arrow 7%
Dallas
up arrow 6%
Denver
up arrow 5%
Boston
up arrow 4%
National Average
$206,000
Columbus
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Indianapolis
up arrow 33%
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Experience Affects Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales Salaries

National Average
$206,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

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

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 27%
Team Leadership
up arrow 27%
Sales
up arrow 9%
Business Development
up arrow 4%
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%
Strategic Sales
up arrow 2%
National Average
$206,000
Sales Management
up arrow 2%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%
New Business Development
up arrow 8%
Leadership
up arrow 12%
Operations Management
up arrow 15%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 27%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
50%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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