VPs of Credit enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($105K) annually in the United States. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision plans. Most VPs of Credit like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male VPs of Credit are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$77,932 - $148,786
MEDIAN: $104,773

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$77,932 - $148,786  
$3,423 - $48,645  
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$78,296 - $176,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Credit

  • Assist the Chief Credit Officer in monitoring for and managing credit risk within the bank's lending activities.
  • Provide feedback to lenders and assist in deal discussions to mediate issues.
  • Monitor existing portfolio and make recommendations to management.
  • Assess and evaluate new credits before submitting them to management.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Credit

Survey takers who work as VPs of Credit report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Risk Management / Risk Control, Loan Underwriting, Financial Analysis, and Credit Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Credit Control and Financial Analysis. Most people familiar with Financial Analysis also know Loan Underwriting.

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

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

For VPs of Credit, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. During the first five years of their careers, VPs of Credit see a median income of $102K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $105K. After working for 10 to 20 years, VPs of Credit make a median salary of $121K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $126K.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Credit Salaries

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Credit Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


23 %
77 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 94%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 1%