Vice President (VP), Professional Services Salary

VPs of Professional Services enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($156K) annually in the United States. The final incomes of VPs of Professional Services generally vary between $115K and $244K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $55K, $51K, and $50K, respectively. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most VPs of Professional Services. Male VPs of Professional Services are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$105,510 - $200,904
MEDIAN: $155,668

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$105,510 - $200,904  
$4,865 - $54,987  
Profit Sharing
$966 - $51,355  
$5,034 - $49,665  
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).
$115,098 - $243,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 343
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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Professional Services

Vice president of professional services are required to operate efficiently while handling product customizations, project management, and technical support in their organization. They must ensure excellent customer relations, as well as engage in high-priority interactions with clients (which includes various chief executives of other companies, among others). Many vice presidents are required to help maximize the use of company assets while minimizing waste.


Vice President (VP), Professional Services Tasks

  • Evaluate operational processes and procedures, and develop strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize all aspects of operations.
  • Provide leadership for the overall operating performance of the business.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Professional Services

VPs of Professional Services report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Business Development, Operations Management, Strategic Planning, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are also skilled in Business Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Professional Services

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

Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $133K per year. VPs of Professional Services who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $185K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran VPs of Professional Services report making only $184K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $177,464

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

For VPs of Professional Services, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. VPs of Professional Services will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+21 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Minneapolis (+12 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Philadelphia and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 10 percent less than the median.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Professional Services Salaries

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Professional Services Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.


24 %
76 %

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: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 3%