FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Senior Vice President Overview

This job has expired and is no longer available.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or
The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Working As A Senior Vice President

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $172,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Vice President Do

Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.

Duties

Top executives typically do the following:

  • Establish and carry out departmental or organizational goals, policies, and procedures
  • Direct and oversee an organization’s financial and budgetary activities
  • Manage general activities related to making products and providing services
  • Consult with other executives, staff, and board members about general operations
  • Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements
  • Appoint department heads and managers
  • Analyze financial statements, sales reports, and other performance indicators
  • Identify places to cut costs and to improve performance, policies, and programs

The responsibilities of top executives largely depend on an organization’s size. For example, an owner or manager of a small organization, such as an independent retail store, often is responsible for purchasing, hiring, training, quality control, and day-to-day supervisory duties. In large organizations, however, top executives typically focus more on formulating policies and strategic planning, while general and operations managers direct day-to-day operations.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the private sector:

Chief executive officers (CEOs), who are also known by titles such as executive director, managing director, or president, provide overall direction for companies and organizations. CEOs manage company operations, formulate and implement policies, and ensure goals are met. They collaborate with and direct the work of other top executives and typically report to a board of directors.

Chief operating officers (COOs) oversee other executives who direct the activities of various departments, such as human resources and sales. They also carry out the organization’s guidelines on a day-to-day basis.

General and operations managers oversee operations that are too diverse and general to be classified into one area of management or administration. Responsibilities may include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources. They make staff schedules, assign work, and ensure that projects are completed. In some organizations, the tasks of chief executive officers may overlap with those of general and operations managers.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the public sector:

Mayors, along with governors, city managers, and county administrators, are chief executive officers of governments. They typically oversee budgets, programs, and the use of resources. Mayors and governors must be elected to office, whereas managers and administrators are typically appointed. 

Most educational systems, regardless of whether they are public or private school systems, also employ executive officers. The following are examples of top executives working in the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational school systems:

School superintendents and college or university presidents are chief executive officers of school districts and postsecondary schools. They manage issues such as student achievement, budgets and resources, general operations, and relations with government agencies and other stakeholders.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Senior Vice President

Although education and training requirements vary widely by position and industry, many top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree and a considerable amount of work experience. 

Education

Many top executives have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration or in an area related to their field of work. Top executives in the public sector often have a degree in business administration, public administration, law, or the liberal arts. Top executives of large corporations often have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

College presidents and school superintendents are typically required to have a master’s degree, although a doctorate is often preferred.

Although many mayors, governors, or other public sector executives have at least a bachelor’s degree, these positions typically do not have any specific education requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many top executives advance within their own firm, moving up from lower level managerial or supervisory positions. However, other companies may prefer to hire qualified candidates from outside their organization. Top executives who are promoted from lower level positions may be able to substitute experience for education to move up in the company. For example, in industries such as retail trade or transportation, workers without a college degree may work their way up to higher levels within the company to become executives or general managers.

Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives are also expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.

Some general managers advance to higher level managerial or executive positions. Company training programs, executive development programs, and certification can often benefit managers or executives hoping to advance.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their policies and decisions to those within and outside the organization.

Decisionmaking skills. Top executives need decisionmaking skills when setting policies and managing an organization. They must assess different options and choose the best course of action, often daily.

Leadership skills. Top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources.

Management skills. Top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization. For example, they must manage business plans, employees, and budgets.

Problem-solving skills. Top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization. They must be able to recognize shortcomings and effectively carry out solutions.

Time-management skills. Top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Senior Vice President?

Send To A Friend

What are you looking for?

Take our 2 minute survey and see the best Senior Vice President jobs for you.

Senior Vice President Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Senior Vice President Career Paths

Senior Vice President
Executive Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Managing Director
11 Yearsyrs
Chief Finance Officer
Chief Finance And Operating Officer
14 Yearsyrs
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Vice President And Manager
10 Yearsyrs
President & Chief Operating Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Vice President-Operations
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Vice President, Sales
14 Yearsyrs
Executive Director
Operations Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Vice President Of Marketing
13 Yearsyrs
Vice President And Manager
Vice President Operation Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Vice President Of Marketing
Chief Marketing Officer
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Vice President, Sales
Executive Vice President Of Sales
13 Yearsyrs
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Executive Officer And Operator
9 Yearsyrs
Board Of Directors Member
Chairperson, Board Of Directors
6 Yearsyrs
Creative Director
Marketing Vice President
10 Yearsyrs
Vice President And Portfolio Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Chief Technology Officer
President & Chief Technology Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Managing Director
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President Of Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Human Resource Officer
Human Resources Vice President
12 Yearsyrs
Human Resource Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Director Of Managed Services
9 Yearsyrs
Chief Administrative Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Director Of Strategy
11 Yearsyrs
Chief Nursing Officer
Interim Director
10 Yearsyrs
Chief Nursing Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Director Of Strategy
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Co-Owner
Business Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Manager, Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Compliance Director
Compliance Vice President
12 Yearsyrs
Compliance Director
12 Yearsyrs
Executive Assistant To Chief Executive Officer
Administrative Director
8 Yearsyrs
Chief Development Officer
12 Yearsyrs
Chief Executive Officer
Business Director
10 Yearsyrs
Manager, Assistant Vice President
Client Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
President/Chief Executive Officer
Global Director
14 Yearsyrs
Director Of Property Management
Director Of Facilities
11 Yearsyrs
Director Of Property Management
6 Yearsyrs
Vice President & General Manager
Regional Director Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Strategic Planning Director
Finance Vice President
10 Yearsyrs
Chief Finance And Operating Officer
Accounting Director
11 Yearsyrs
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Of Staff
7 Yearsyrs
Owner And Chief Executive Officer
Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Director, Service Delivery
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Director Of Managed Services
Sales And Marketing Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Chief Development Officer
Deputy Director
9 Yearsyrs
Director Of Sales & Business Development
Sales Vice President
12 Yearsyrs
Chief Executive Officer And Operator
Regional Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Vice President Operation Manager
Director Of Project Management
12 Yearsyrs
Chairperson, Board Of Directors
Regional Director
9 Yearsyrs
President & Chief Operating Officer
Project Director
8 Yearsyrs
Show More
Share

What is the right job for your career path?

Tell us your goals and we'll match you with the right jobs.

Average Length of Employment
Managing Director 4.6 years
Vice President 4.2 years
Senior Director 4.0 years
Top Careers Before Senior Vice President
Director 5.7%
President 4.4%
Manager 3.8%
Consultant 2.8%
Associate 2.5%
Top Careers After Senior Vice President
President 9.6%
Consultant 6.9%
Principal 6.1%
Director 4.0%
Owner 2.7%
Partner 2.3%

Do you work as a Senior Vice President?

Average Yearly Salary
$172,000
Show Salaries
$111,000
Min 10%
$172,000
Median 50%
$172,000
Median 50%
$172,000
Median 50%
$172,000
Median 50%
$172,000
Median 50%
$172,000
Median 50%
$172,000
Median 50%
$264,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Kaiser Permanente
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Idaho
Avg Experience Level
5.7 years
How much does a Senior Vice President make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Vice President in the United States is $172,207 per year or $83 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $112,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $264,000.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

See what's out there.

Real Senior Vice President Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SVP, Sourcing & Supply Chain Lands' End, Inc. Sep 04, 2015 $500,000
SVP, Sourcing & Supply Chain Lands' End, Inc. Sep 04, 2015 $500,000
Senior Vice-President of Development/Construction Westfield LLC Oct 24, 2016 $460,000
SR. Vice President, Head Global Development Proteus Digital Health, Inc. Sep 15, 2015 $450,000
Senior Vice President, Client Services Harvest Earnings Group, Inc. May 01, 2016 $450,000
Senior Vice President, Client Services Harvest Earnings Group, Inc. May 01, 2016 $450,000
Senior Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain NA Mondelez Global LLC Jan 28, 2015 $408,000
Senior Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain Mondelez Global LLC Aug 28, 2015 $408,000
SVP, Design Lands' End, Inc. Sep 04, 2015 $400,000
SVP Director of Strategy & Media Two By Four Jul 22, 2016 $400,000
SR. VP of Global Human Resources, Performance & Info Technol H.J. Heinz Company May 19, 2015 $400,000
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Boart Longyear Company Jun 09, 2016 $400,000
Senior Vice President Direct To Consumer Diane Von Furstenburg Studio, LLC Feb 15, 2016 $400,000
Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer Berkshire Hathaway Energy Renewables F/K/A Midamerican Renewables LLC Aug 23, 2016 $234,700 -
$387,300
SVP, Finance ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc. Feb 11, 2015 $231,750
Senior Vice Doubleverify Inc. Sep 23, 2015 $231,750
Senior Vice President, Corporate Practice Ketchum Inc. Oct 30, 2015 $230,004
Senior Vice President, Decision Sciences Rapp Worldwide Texas Inc. Feb 09, 2016 $230,000
Senior Vice Repucom America, LLC Nov 15, 2016 $230,000
SVP, Intermediate Holding Company Program Manager Bank of The West Jan 14, 2015 $230,000
Senior Vice Waypoint Leasing Services, LLC Sep 16, 2015 $188,718 -
$500,000
SR. Vice President, Client Capital Management Clarion Partners LLC Dec 03, 2016 $188,000 -
$225,000
Vice President/Senior Associate Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mar 18, 2016 $188,000
Senior Vice Exigen Insurance Solutions, Inc. Nov 19, 2015 $187,830
Senior Alpha & Porfolio Researcher, SVP Ophir Partners LLC May 25, 2016 $187,491
SR VP and Chief Financial Officer Compucom Systems, Inc. Sep 18, 2015 $187,200 -
$350,000
Senior Vice President, Systems and Services Certifications SGS North America Inc. Oct 26, 2015 $187,199
Senior Vice President-Customer Business Rolls-Royce Controls and Data Services, Inc. Aug 31, 2015 $186,652

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

See More Salaries

Top Skills for A Senior Vice President

  1. Financial Services
  2. Strategic Plan
  3. Asset Management
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Transitioned previous financial services operational experience to product develop Provided industry and user perspective to product development and enhancement initiatives.
  • Led Payment Policy Team and participated in executive leadership including Board meetings, strategic planning, and presentations at national conferences.
  • Managed offshore (India) customization project for enterprise-wide asset management software program for replacement of two business-critical legacy software applications.
  • Contributed to revenue gains by initiating an Agile software development methodology which accelerated the time to market for new product development.
  • Communicated College policy to departmental personnel, responded to policy questions, and developed internal procedures to ensure compliance with policy.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Embed On Your Website

Top 10 Best States for Senior Vice Presidents

  1. Illinois
  2. Wyoming
  3. Idaho
  4. Delaware
  5. Washington
  6. Pennsylvania
  7. District of Columbia
  8. Iowa
  9. Kansas
  10. Virginia
  • (1,413 jobs)
  • (27 jobs)
  • (63 jobs)
  • (210 jobs)
  • (550 jobs)
  • (740 jobs)
  • (328 jobs)
  • (195 jobs)
  • (116 jobs)
  • (736 jobs)

Senior Vice President Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 34,903 Senior Vice President resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

Learn How To Create A Top Notch Senior Vice President Resume

View Resume Examples

Senior Vice President Demographics

Gender

Male

71.5%

Female

24.5%

Unknown

4.0%
Ethnicity

White

62.7%

Hispanic or Latino

13.9%

Black or African American

11.9%

Asian

7.8%

Unknown

3.7%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

37.6%

French

16.9%

German

7.1%

Portuguese

5.7%

Italian

5.0%

Chinese

4.4%

Japanese

4.0%

Mandarin

3.9%

Russian

3.5%

Arabic

1.8%

Dutch

1.4%

Cantonese

1.4%

Korean

1.3%

Greek

1.3%

Carrier

1.3%

Hebrew

1.0%

Hindi

0.8%

Irish

0.5%

Polish

0.5%

Swedish

0.4%
Show More

Senior Vice President Education

Schools

New York University

12.2%

University of Pennsylvania

7.5%

Columbia University

7.3%

Harvard University

6.3%

Northwestern University

5.4%

University of Chicago

5.4%

University of Texas at Austin

4.9%

George Washington University

4.7%

Pace University - New York

4.4%

Fordham University

4.3%

Cornell University

4.1%

Michigan State University

4.1%

University of Southern California

3.9%

University of Virginia

3.9%

Boston University

3.8%

DePaul University

3.7%

Pennsylvania State University

3.7%

Southern Methodist University

3.6%

Saint John's University - New York

3.5%

University of Oklahoma

3.2%
Show More
Majors

Business

29.2%

Finance

17.9%

Accounting

9.5%

Law

6.3%

Management

5.2%

Marketing

4.9%

Economics

3.9%

Political Science

3.5%

Communication

2.9%

Psychology

2.4%

Computer Science

2.1%

English

1.7%

Education

1.6%

Real Estate

1.4%

History

1.4%

Human Resources Management

1.3%

Journalism

1.2%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

1.2%

Management Information Systems

1.1%

Electrical Engineering

1.1%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

47.7%

Masters

34.0%

Doctorate

7.7%

Certificate

3.8%

Associate

3.4%

High School Diploma

2.2%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.3%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Top Senior Vice President Employers

Jobs From Top Senior Vice President Employers

Senior Vice President Videos

ACN Senior Vice President Promotion of Cody & Marlo Mackie

Laszlo Bock: Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google

Peer Schneider - What does the Senior Vice President of Content at IGN do

Related To Your Recently Viewed Content

Updated May 18, 2020