Vice President (VP), Technology Salary

Men make up the majority of VPs of Technology in the United States, bringing in about $150K per year. Final cash compensation to VPs of Technology varies from around $111K to approximately $230K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $52K and $25K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most VPs of Technology like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$100,868 - $199,236
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MEDIAN: $150,066
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$100,868 - $199,236  
   
Bonus
$2,078 - $51,575  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $25,342  
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$111,434 - $229,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 225

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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Technology

Vice presidents (VP) of technology are generally responsible for overseeing all technology-related operations within a company and ensuring full compliance with company standards and policies. They may oversee meetings and workshops to help employees improve their performance while addressing any issues or concerns they may have, and they may also be tasked with maintaining a strict work schedule which takes into account routine upgrades as well as security checks.

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Vice President (VP), Technology Tasks

  • Manage internal teams to keep internal and external technology functioning at needed levels.
  • Manage requirements and documentation processes for the organization.
  • Support technology infrastructure with strategic priorities, appropriate resource allocation, and technical leadership.
  • Develop new technology products with informed market research and understanding of resources.

Common Career Paths for Vice President (VP), Technology


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Many VPs of Technology move into Chief Technology Officer roles. Chief Technology Officers seem to make a little less than VPs of Technology as their salaries average out to $148K a year.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Technology


VPs of Technology seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Product Development, Agile, and Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 23 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Web Development also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in People Management also know Software Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Technology

Pay by Experience for a Vice President (VP), Technology has a positive trend. An entry-level Vice President (VP), Technology with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vice President (VP), Technology with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Vice President (VP), Technology which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $169,000 based on 154 salaries. A Vice President (VP), Technology with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $180,000 based on 79 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $166,057

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

For VPs of Technology, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. VPs of Technology will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+11 percent), Houston (+6 percent), Seattle (+4 percent), and Chicago (+4 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Irvine is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (11 percent lower) and Dallas (9 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Technology

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Technology Salaries

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$166,000

▼21%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Technology Salaries

Product Development
▲32%

Agile
▲23%

Strategic Project Management
▲22%

Software Development Management
▲21%

Strategic Planning
▲9%

▲3%



National Average
$166,000


Product Management
▼13%

Software Development
▼20%

Web Development
▼21%

Microsoft Office
▼35%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 5%
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