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Vice President (VP), Professional Services Salary

The average VP of Professional Services in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $154K per year. Total cash compensation to VPs of Professional Services bottoms out near $110K and approaches $244K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $59K from bonuses and almost $51K from profit sharing. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male VPs of Professional Services greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$98,611 - $199,598
MEDIAN: $154,124

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$98,611 - $199,598  
$4,972 - $58,792  
Profit Sharing
$0.86 - $51,278  
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).
$109,849 - $243,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 303

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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

Survey takers who work as VPs of Professional Services usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Business Development, and Project Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know 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.

For VPs of Professional Services, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Annually raking in $133K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. VPs of Professional Services claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $182K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $191K.

Pay Difference by Location

With a pay rate for VPs of Professional Services that is 24 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. VPs of Professional Services will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+20 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), Washington (+18 percent), and Chicago (+13 percent). VPs of Professional Services' salaries are heavily influenced by location — VPs of Professional Services in Philadelphia bring in salaries that are 20 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Seattle and Atlanta (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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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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Business Development

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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.


25 %
75 %

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: 3%