Vice President (VP), Technology Salary

Men make up the majority of VPs of Technology in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $150K per year. In the world of VPs of Technology, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $54K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $34K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $111K and $234K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$100,868 - $199,098
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MEDIAN: $149,951
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$100,868 - $199,098  
   
Bonus
$3,014 - $54,311  
Profit Sharing
$3,649 - $34,105  
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$111,434 - $233,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 235

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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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VPs of Technology who take on a higher-level position such as Chief Technology Officer may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Chief Technology Officers on average bring home $148K.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Technology


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Product Development, Agile, and Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 22 percent, and 21 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $110K. VPs of Technology who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $169K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $180K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $167,751

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

For VPs of Technology, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. VPs of Technology will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+10 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and Houston (+5 percent). With compensation 15 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 (12 percent lower) and Dallas (10 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Technology

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Technology Salaries

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$168,000

▼21%

Entry-Level
▼34%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Technology Salaries

Product Development
▲33%

Agile
▲22%

Strategic Project Management
▲21%

Software Development Management
▲20%

Strategic Planning
▲8%

Leadership
▲2%



National Average
$168,000


Product Management
▼11%

Software Development
▼19%

Web Development
▼21%

Microsoft Office
▼35%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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