Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, VPs of Technology earn an average of $152K annually. Final cash compensation to VPs of Technology varies from around $113K to approximately $237K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $55K and $34K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$101,261 - $200,900
MEDIAN: $151,626

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$101,261 - $200,900  
$4,050 - $54,861  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $33,935  
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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).
$113,444 - $236,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 238

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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.


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 require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Product Development, Agile, and Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 20 percent, and 19 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

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

VPs of Technology with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $122K per year. VPs of Technology who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $170K. 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 $184K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $169,770

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With a pay rate for VPs of Technology that is 16 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. VPs of Technology will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+12 percent) and San Francisco (+8 percent). In Chicago, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Austin and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less).

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Technology Salaries

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Technology Salaries

Product Development
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Strategic Project Management
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Software Development Management
up arrow 19%

Strategic Planning
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Software Architecture
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People Management

National Average

Project Management
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Product Management
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Software Development
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Web Development
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.


6 %
94 %

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: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 4%