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Vice President (VP), Technology Salary

Commissions form a big slice (more than a third) of total compensation for VPs of Technology. The median income in this area hovers around $158K. Total cash compensation to VPs of Technology bottoms out near $99K and approaches $242K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $51K from bonuses and almost $41K from profit sharing. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for VPs of Technology is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$93,676 - $200,266
MEDIAN: $145,527

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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.
$93,676 - $200,266  
$3,863 - $51,197  
Profit Sharing
$1,987 - $40,851  
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).
$98,826 - $242,229  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 424

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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Chief Technology Officer. Median pay for Chief Technology Officers is $145K.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Technology

Survey results show that VPs of Technology use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Leadership, Agile, and Software Development Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 29 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 Product Development also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with People Management also tend to know Software Architecture.

Pay Difference by Location

For VPs of Technology, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. VPs of Technology will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+16 percent), Boston (+12 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin.

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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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Software Development Management
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Software Architecture
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National Average

People Management
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Web Development
up arrow 17%

Product Development
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 31%

Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.


9 %
91 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%