Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing Salary

An average Senior Vice President of Marketing in the United States can expect to take home roughly $175K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Vice Presidents of Marketing — including $82K in bonuses and $51K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $112K to $303K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Senior Vice Presidents of Marketing, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$109,426 - $247,068
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Salary $109,426 - $247,068
Bonus $5,212 - $81,031
Profit Sharing $1,932 - $61,277
Commission $25,000
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$117,840 - $306,789
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 297

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Job Description for Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing

The senior vice president (SVP) of marketing is responsible for developing and executing a defined marketing and communications strategy that supports business growth and enhances brand awareness. This individual is also typically responsible for planning, organizing, training, staffing, and managing all marketing functions to help achieve the company’s objectives related to sales, growth, and profitability. Senior vice presidents of marketing must ensure their company projects a consistent marketing message that is in line with the company's needs. These professionals generally work in an office setting during regular business hours, and they typically report to the executive vice president and/or the chief marketing officer.

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Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing Tasks

  • Oversee staff operations, develop policies and business plans.
  • As the SVP, plan, direct and set the strategic direction of marketing program for an organization.
  • Conduct market research and monitor market trends in order to remain competitive and meet overall objectives.
  • Develop pricing strategies to balance company objectives and customer satisfaction.
  • Use sales forecasting and strategic planning to ensure the sale of products or services.

Common Career Paths for Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing


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Senior Vice Presidents of Marketing who transition into an upper level Chief Marketing Officer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Chief Marketing Officer makes $178K a year. Many Senior Vice Presidents of Marketing advance into roles as Executive VPs of Marketing or Presidents, but the median salaries are $22K lower and $42K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing


Survey takers working as Senior Vice Presidents of Marketing report using a large range of professional skills. Lucky workers who know Business Strategy can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Product Marketing and Market Research are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 13 percent and 21 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Online Marketing. For most people, competency in Leadership indicates knowledge of Branding and Marketing Communications. Most people experienced in Strategic Marketing also know Marketing Communications and Branding.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing

Pay by Experience for a Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $176,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $175,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $195,000 based on 177 salaries. A Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $200,000 based on 146 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $199,205

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Senior Vice Presidents of Marketing, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. Senior Vice Presidents of Marketing will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+24 percent), Denver (+15 percent), Miami (+12 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Employers in Los Angeles and Charlotte also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 percent less).

Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing?

Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing in Louisville:
"Don't trust other credit unions, or even your own SEGs."
It can be foolish and detrimental to business to rely on gentleman's agreements forged with competing credit unions.

Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing in Orlando:
"Relationships matter."
Build relationships with peers from all areas of the company. You will need them to get your ideas implemented. Don't forget yo ask them how you can help them.

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Key Stats for Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
51%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing Salaries

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National Average
$199,000

▼2%

▼12%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing Salaries

Business Strategy
▲18%

Product Marketing
▲18%


Lead Generation
▲5%

▲1%


▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$199,000

Media / Public Relations
▼1%




Online Marketing
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 6%
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