Vice President (VP), Professional Services Salary

VPs of Professional Services in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $156K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $55K, $51K, and $50K, respectively — total cash payment to VPs of Professional Services can bottom out near $115K or top out at around $244K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Male VPs of Professional Services are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for VPs of Professional Services is high.

$105,510 - $200,904
MEDIAN: $155,668

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$105,510 - $200,904  
$4,865 - $54,987  
Profit Sharing
$966 - $51,355  
$5,034 - $49,665  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$115,098 - $243,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 343
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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Professional Services

Vice president of professional services are required to operate efficiently while handling product customizations, project management, and technical support in their organization. They must ensure excellent customer relations, as well as engage in high-priority interactions with clients (which includes various chief executives of other companies, among others). Many vice presidents are required to help maximize the use of company assets while minimizing waste.


Vice President (VP), Professional Services Tasks

  • Evaluate operational processes and procedures, and develop strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize all aspects of operations.
  • Provide leadership for the overall operating performance of the business.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Professional Services

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by VPs of Professional Services who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Business Development, Operations Management, Strategic Planning, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are also skilled in Business Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Professional Services

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

New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $133K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $185K in this role. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran VPs of Professional Services report making only $184K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $177,464

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, VPs of Professional Services in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. VPs of Professional Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+21 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Minneapolis (+12 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Atlanta (10 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Professional Services Salaries

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Professional Services Salaries

Operations Management
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Strategic Planning

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.


24 %
76 %

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: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 3%