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Vice President (VP), Advancement Salary

An average VP of Advancement in the United States can expect to take home roughly $96K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of VPs of Advancement (57 percent) survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$50,997 - $185,618
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$51,825 - $185,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Advancement

  • Build strong relationships with prospective donors, including alumni, private institutions, community organizations and other key stakeholders.
  • Oversee advancement department to ensure it produces efficient and effect advancement campaigns.
  • Create and implement long-term strategy and vision for the development and advancement of fundraising goals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Advancement

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


For many VPs of Advancement, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $72K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $74K. VPs of Advancement see a median salary of $85K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $124K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Advancement Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

National Average
$96,000

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 10%