VPs of Advancement in the United States can expect to earn an average of $112K annually. Women VPs of Advancement who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most get medical and dental insurance, and the larger part get vision plans, too. The majority of VPs of Advancement claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$79,678 - $166,426
MEDIAN: $112,314

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$79,678 - $166,426  
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$79,678 - $168,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Advancement

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

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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.

VPs of Advancement generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $76K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $83K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $117K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $127K on average.

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Advancement Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


57 %
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%