What does a Senior Vice President do?

Senior leaders hold executive or upper management positions and provide high-level leadership and direction for an organization’s essential day-to-day operations. Their direct reports are typically directors and other upper-tier administrators. The senior leadership members steer core initiatives and establish organization-wide policies and standards. They lead strategic planning and critical decision making. They select and oversee directors and managers. They manage budgets, approve major expenditures, and maintain important strategic partnerships. They may also serve as a public “face” representing the company and making official statements.

Senior leaders often have an advanced degree such as an MBA and should have a strong track record of successful leadership in high-ranking roles with significant responsibility. These positions require solid leadership skills and the ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.

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Avg. Experience8+ years

Senior Vice President Salaries

Average Base Pay

$220,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$150K
Median: $220K
$318K
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BlackRockBlackRock
Vice President
23 Jun 2021

“I enjoyed having an opportunity to work with some of the most highly professional and experienced colleagues of my career.”

GoogleGoogle
Vice President
5 Oct 2021

“Incredibly smart and thoughtful people that you get to work with on a daily basis.”

LaSalle Investment ManagementLaSalle Investment Management
Vice President
9 May 2019

“Pay is good but not great...especially in years when they claim we are having the best year ever.”

J.P. MorganJ.P. Morgan
Vice President
29 Mar 2021

“It is such a great workplace that no one leaves so getting promoted is difficult.”

Keadjian AssociatesKeadjian Associates
Senior Vice President
5 Jul 2019

“I was one of several new hires in the same month and the onboarding process was flawless.”

JSSProJSSPro
Senior Vice President
18 Aug 2021

“Culture is infectious where you feel valued and appreciated for your work and it starts at the top.”

J.P. MorganJ.P. Morgan
Vice President
9 Dec 2019

“work life balance was OK and depending what org you worked in dictated your success.”

APCER Life SciencesAPCER Life Sciences
Senior PV Associate
23 Jun 2020

“I am happy to say that Apcer has given me a good salary and career growth.”

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