Vice President (VP), Institutional Advancement Salary

An average VP of Institutional Advancement in the United States can expect to take home roughly $116K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all 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 53 percent. For the most part, VPs of Institutional Advancement enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$53,112 - $184,760

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$53,112 - $184,760  
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$53,045 - $186,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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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

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

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Survey results show that VPs of Institutional Advancement typically report just a few professional skills. People Management and Fundraising are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

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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

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


53 %
47 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 5%