Vice President (VP), Professional Services Salary

VPs of Professional Services in the United States take home an average $155K annually. Total cash compensation for VPs of Professional Services runs from $112K to $242K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $57K and profit sharing that can reach almost $51K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. For the most part, VPs of Professional Services enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most VPs of Professional Services survey respondents are men (76 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$101,890 - $199,420
MEDIAN: $155,479

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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.
$101,890 - $199,420  
$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).
$112,019 - $242,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 309
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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

Survey takers who work as 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. For most people, competency in Operations Management indicates knowledge of 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.

VPs of Professional Services with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Annually raking in $131K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. On average, VPs of Professional Services make $182K following 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

Surpassing the national average by 26 percent, VPs of Professional Services in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. VPs of Professional Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+23 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and Minneapolis (+13 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a VP of Professional Services' salary, with Philadelphia VPs of Professional Services earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Seattle and San Diego (7 percent lower).

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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 42 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: 79% employee benefits None: 4%