Vice President (VP), Technology Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $161K, approximately one-third of overall earnings for VPs of Technology arrives through commissions. Total cash compensation to VPs of Technology approaches anywhere from $99K on the lower end to $241K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $51K from bonuses and upwards of $41K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$93,266 - $201,912

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National Salary Data (?
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$93,266 - $201,912  
$2,891 - $50,979  
Profit Sharing
$1,957 - $40,851  
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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).
$98,719 - $241,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 419
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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Technology

  • 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 transition into an upper level Chief Technology Officer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Chief Technology Officer makes $146K a year.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Technology

VPs of Technology seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Agile, Strategic Project Management, and Software Development Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 26 percent, and 25 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. Most people who know People Management also know Software Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Technology

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

The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $144K. VPs of Technology with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $163K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $181K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

For VPs of Technology, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 38 percent greater than the national average. VPs of Technology can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). With compensation 6 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Chicago and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Technology Salaries

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Technology Salaries

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Strategic Project Management
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Software Development Management
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Software Development
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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 86 votes.


10 %
90 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%