Vice President (VP), Technology Salary

Men make up the majority of VPs of Technology in the United States, bringing in about $149K per year. Cash earnings for VPs of Technology — which occasionally include more than $51K from bonuses and more than $25K from profit sharing — stretch from around $107K to approximately $226K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most VPs of Technology like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$100,407 - $198,373
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MEDIAN: $151,712
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Salary $100,407 - $198,373
Bonus $2,023 - $43,316
Profit Sharing $96.96 - $51,521
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$108,831 - $223,956
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 217

Job Description for Vice President (VP), Technology

Vice presidents (VP) of technology are generally responsible for overseeing all technology-related operations within a company and ensuring full compliance with company standards and policies. They may oversee meetings and workshops to help employees improve their performance while addressing any issues or concerns they may have, and they may also be tasked with maintaining a strict work schedule which takes into account routine upgrades as well as security checks.

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Vice President (VP), Technology Tasks

  • Manage internal teams to keep internal and external technology functioning at needed levels.
  • Manage requirements and documentation processes for the organization.
  • Support technology infrastructure with strategic priorities, appropriate resource allocation, and technical leadership.
  • Develop new technology products with informed market research and understanding of resources.

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 $148K.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Technology


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Product Development, Agile, and Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 25 percent, and 23 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. The majority of those who know People Management also know Software Architecture.

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

Pay by Experience for a Vice President (VP), Technology has a positive trend. An entry-level Vice President (VP), Technology with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vice President (VP), Technology with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Vice President (VP), Technology which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $169,000 based on 154 salaries. A Vice President (VP), Technology with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $180,000 based on 79 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $165,130

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

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for VPs of Technology, 24 percent above the national average. VPs of Technology will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+13 percent), Houston (+7 percent), Seattle (+5 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Irvine. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (10 percent less) and Dallas (8 percent less).

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Technology

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
37%

Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Technology Salaries

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$165,000

▼20%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Technology Salaries

Product Development
▲33%

Agile
▲24%

Strategic Project Management
▲23%

Software Development Management
▲22%

Strategic Planning
▲9%


▲3%


National Average
$165,000


Product Management
▼12%

Web Development
▼20%

Software Development
▼20%

Microsoft Office
▼34%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 5%