Vice President (VP), Advancement Salary

Average VPs of Advancement in the United States make around $103K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most VPs of Advancement. The majority of VPs of Advancement (64 percent) who took the survey are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$56,000 - $181,788
MEDIAN: $102,747

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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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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $76K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $83K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $106K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $128K on average.

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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%