Vice President (VP), Advancement Salary

An average VP of Advancement in the United States can expect to take home roughly $103K annually. The majority of VPs of Advancement claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. More than half of VPs of Advancement (64 percent) survey participants are women. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$56,000 - $181,788
MEDIAN: $102,747

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$56,000 - $181,788  
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$62,400 - $181,788  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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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Survey takers who work as VPs of Advancement usually report a few specific skills. Fundraising and Marketing Communications are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Fundraising to be familiar with Marketing Communications as well.

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

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

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. 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. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $106K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $128K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Job Satisfaction

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


64 %
36 %

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: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 7%