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Vice President (VP), Technology Salary (United States)

A substantial slice of final earnings for VPs of Technology (slightly less than a third) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $159K. Total cash compensation to VPs of Technology ranges from $98K on the lower end to $244K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $51K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. For the most part, VPs of Technology enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$92,806 - $200,914
MEDIAN: $146,484
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National Salary Data

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$92,806 - $200,914  
$3,863 - $50,859  
Profit Sharing
$1,973 - $50,223  
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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).
$97,753 - $243,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 423
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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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For VPs of Technology, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level VPs of Technology earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Chief Technology Officer.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Technology

VPs of Technology report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Agile can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. 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. Most people skilled in People Management are similarly competent in Software Architecture.

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For those looking to make money, VPs of Technology in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. VPs of Technology can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+20 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), and New York (+11 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Seattle (3 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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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%