Vice President (VP), Professional Services Salary

For VPs of Professional Services, yearly average wages total $156K annually. With some bonuses approaching $57K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $51K, overall incomes of VPs of Professional Services spread between $113K and $242K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. 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. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$102,641 - $199,493

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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.
$102,641 - $199,493  
$4,075 - $56,976  
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $50,507  
$7,500 - $22,500  
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).
$112,752 - $242,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 308
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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

Typical VPs of Professional Services report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, 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.

For VPs of Professional Services, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Annually raking in $133K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. VPs of Professional Services see a median salary of $182K after reaching one to two decades on the job. VPs of Professional Services who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $191K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

For VPs of Professional Services, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. VPs of Professional Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+22 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and Minneapolis (+13 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Philadelphia VPs of Professional Services earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Seattle and San Diego (7 percent less).

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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

Operations Management
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Business Development

Strategic Planning

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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.


24 %
76 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 4%