Vice President (VP), Advancement Salary

For VPs of Advancement, yearly average wages total $102K annually. Most VPs of Advancement like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Women make up the majority of VPs of Advancement (63 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$56,000 - $181,788
MEDIAN: $102,111

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$62,400 - $181,788  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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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VPs of Advancement note just a narrow range of job skills. Fundraising and Marketing Communications are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Experience with Fundraising is often linked with knowledge of Marketing Communications.

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

For many VPs of Advancement, more experience generally translates to higher pay. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $76K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $83K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $103K. VPs of Advancement who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $127K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


63 %
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%