Vice President (VP), Technology Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for VPs of Technology (one in three) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $160K. With some bonuses approaching $55K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $41K, overall incomes of VPs of Technology spread between $101K and $239K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most VPs of Technology report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$95,085 - $201,031
MEDIAN: $147,548

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$95,085 - $201,031  
$2,003 - $55,116  
Profit Sharing
$1,973 - $40,547  
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$101,057 - $238,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 454
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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Vice President (VP), Technology

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VPs of Technology who go on to become Chief Technology Officers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Chief Technology Officer, an upper-level role, pays $147K.

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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 Software Development, Agile, and Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 28 percent, and 27 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. Those educated in People Management tend to be well versed 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.

VPs of Technology do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $133K per year. VPs of Technology see a median salary of $160K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $181K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $159,712

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for VPs of Technology, 38 percent above the national average. VPs of Technology can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+17 percent), Houston (+14 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), and New York (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 6 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Seattle (5 percent less) and Austin (4 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

Software Development
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Strategic Project Management
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Software Development Management
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Product Development
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Strategic Planning
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People Management
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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 79 votes.


9 %
91 %

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: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 6%