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Vice President (VP), Professional Services Salary

Median pay for VPs of Professional Services in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $155K annually. Cash earnings for VPs of Professional Services — which occasionally include more than $60K from bonuses and more than $51K from profit sharing — stretch from around $110K to approximately $245K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most VPs of Professional Services survey respondents are men (76 percent). Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most VPs of Professional Services. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$99,545 - $201,248
MEDIAN: $155,204

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$99,545 - $201,248  
$4,900 - $59,539  
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $50,684  
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).
$110,026 - $244,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 315

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know 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.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for VPs of Professional Services — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $135K per year. VPs of Professional Services see a median salary of $183K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $191K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

Home to some of the best pay for VPs of Professional Services, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. VPs of Professional Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+20 percent), Boston (+19 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), and Chicago (+12 percent). Compared to the national average, Philadelphia VPs of Professional Services have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. On the whole, employers pay 7 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Seattle and San Diego.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Professional Services Salaries

National Average

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

Operations Management
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Project Management

Business Development

Strategic Planning

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 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%