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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MEDIAN: $112,314
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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.


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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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Advancement Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$112,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 27%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Advancement Salaries

National Average
$112,000


Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

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