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Vice President (VP), Advancement Salary

The average VP of Advancement in the United States earns approximately $99K per year. Women VPs of Advancement who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most VPs of Advancement like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,241 - $184,692
MEDIAN: $98,796

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$51,241 - $184,692  
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$52,200 - $184,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $72K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $74K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $99K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $125K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


58 %
42 %

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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 10%