Pay for VPs of Institutional Advancement in the United States sits in the ballpark of $117K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$78,419 - $192,983
MEDIAN: $117,282

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$78,419 - $192,983  
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$78,602 - $198,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Institutional Advancement

Vice presidents (VPs) of institutional advancement are in charge of leading and managing advancement programs and opportunities for their organization. They oversee donor investments and strategic fundraising opportunities, as well as create development plans and advancement services. They review prospect investigation, provide support to campaigns, and manage schedules and budgets for their department. Vice presidents of institutional advancement must work well in a team environment with other managers and vice presidents in their organization to make executive-level decisions.


Vice President (VP), Institutional Advancement Tasks

  • Oversee outreach efforts to bring in donors, increase fundraising and obtain grants.
  • Identify and coordinate with government, industry, and other partners.
  • Act as primary contact for media and marketing requests and programs.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Institutional Advancement

VPs of Institutional Advancement report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Media / Public Relations and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Marketing Communications, Strategic Planning, and Fundraising. Those familiar with Fundraising also tend to know Marketing Communications.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Institutional Advancement Salaries

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Institutional Advancement Salaries

Media / Public Relations
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People Management
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Strategic Planning
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Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


58 %
42 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 8%