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Vice President (VP), Technology Salary

The median total income of VPs of Technology is around $160K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (roughly one in three, in fact) comes from commissions. Total cash compensation for VPs of Technology runs from $99K to $241K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $50K and profit sharing that can reach almost $41K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$93,870 - $201,210
MEDIAN: $146,628

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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.
$93,870 - $201,210  
$3,844 - $50,313  
Profit Sharing
$1,987 - $40,851  
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).
$98,933 - $241,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 426

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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Technology

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

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Technology

VPs of Technology report using a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Leadership can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 31 percent above average. Agile and Strategic Project Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 27 percent and 31 percent. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Product Development also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in People Management are similarly competent in Software Architecture.

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

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

Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $150K per year. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $163K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $179K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

VPs of Technology will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. VPs of Technology can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+21 percent), Houston (+17 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), and New York (+11 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average. Employers in Chicago and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Technology Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Technology Salaries

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Strategic Project Management
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Software Development Management
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Strategic Planning
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Web Development
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Product 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 92 votes.


9 %
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%