Vice President (VP), Professional Services Salary

On average, VPs of Professional Services in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($157K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Final cash compensation to VPs of Professional Services varies from around $115K to approximately $248K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $58K and $52K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of VPs of Professional Services claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all VPs of Professional Services who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$104,452 - $201,660
MEDIAN: $156,614

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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.
$104,452 - $201,660  
$4,894 - $58,085  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $51,521  
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).
$115,249 - $247,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 333
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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

VPs of Professional Services report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Business Development, Operations Management, Project Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Operations Management also know Business Development.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

For VPs of Professional Services, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $133K. After working for 10 to 20 years, VPs of Professional Services make a median salary of $184K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $193K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for VPs of Professional Services, 24 percent higher than the national average. VPs of Professional Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+22 percent), San Francisco (+18 percent), Boston (+18 percent), and Minneapolis (+11 percent). VPs of Professional Services in Philadelphia earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (9 percent lower) and Seattle (2 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Business Development
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National Average

Project Management
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Strategic Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 4%