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Vice President (VP), Professional Services Salary

The average VP of Professional Services in the United States earns approximately $155K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $60K and $51K, respectively — total cash payment to VPs of Professional Services can bottom out near $110K or peak near $245K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most VPs of Professional Services survey respondents are men (75 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most VPs of Professional Services. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority.

$99,897 - $200,963
MEDIAN: $155,188

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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.
$99,897 - $200,963  
$4,122 - $60,461  
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $50,507  
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).
$109,840 - $244,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 319
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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

Typical VPs of Professional Services report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Business Development, Strategic Planning, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Operations Management also 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Annually raking in $135K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $182K. As VPs of Professional Services reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $192K.

Pay Difference by Location

Home to some of the best pay for VPs of Professional Services, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. VPs of Professional Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+20 percent), Boston (+19 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), and Chicago (+12 percent). VPs of Professional Services in Philadelphia earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Seattle and San Diego are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 7 percent less than the median.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Professional Services Salaries

National Average

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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

Strategic Planning

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 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: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 4%