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Senior Vice President Demographics in the US

The average employee age for senior vice presidents is 52 years. The senior vice president workforce reached a whopping 65,768 in 2020!

Among senior vice presidents, we discovered that 24.5% of them are women, while 71.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among senior vice presidents is White, which makes up 80.4% of all senior vice presidents. Comparatively, there are 7.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.9% of the Asian ethnicity.

Senior Vice President Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 65,768 senior vice presidents currently employed in the United States.
  • 24.5% of all senior vice presidents are women, while only 71.5% are men.
  • The average age of an employed senior vice president is 52 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of senior vice presidents is White (80.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (7.0%) and Asian (6.9%).
  • The majority of senior vice presidents are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
  • Senior vice presidents are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • Senior vice presidents are paid an average annual salary of $216,511.
  • The media industry is the highest-paying for senior vice presidents.
  • Philadelphia, PA pays an annual average wage of $282,031, the highest in the US.
  • Senior vice presidents average starting salary is $130,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 91% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid senior vice presidents earn as much as $358,000 or more.
  • 19% of all senior vice presidents are LGBT.
  • Pennsylvania is the best state for senior vice presidents to live.
  • Senior vice presidents are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Senior Vice President Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among senior vice presidents is White, which makes up 80.4% of all senior vice presidents. Comparatively, there are 7.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.9% of the Asian ethnicity.

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  • White, 80.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.1%
  • Asian, 6.9%
  • Black or African American, 3.4%
  • Unknown, 1.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Senior Vice Presidents

The chart below shows that 37.6% of senior vice presidents speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 16.9% and German is the third-most popular at 7.1%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 37.6%
  • French, 16.9%
  • German, 7.1%
  • Portuguese, 5.7%
  • Italian, 5.0%
  • Other, 27.7%

Types of Senior Vice President Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for senior vice presidents. The most common degree for senior vice presidents is bachelor's degree. In fact, 67% of senior vice presidents earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 17% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 4%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 67%
  • Masters degree, 17%
  • Doctorate degree, 4%
  • Associate degree, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 9%

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Senior Vice President Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ senior vice presidents. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most senior vice presidents is the finance industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire senior vice presidents.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Senior Vice President Work In

Employees with the senior vice president job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most senior vice presidents prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Public

Private

Top Industries Hiring Senior Vice Presidents

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ senior vice presidents. Those industries include finance, media and professional.

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Finance

Fortune 500

Media

Professional

Technology

Senior Vice President Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as senior vice presidents. Keep reading to find out what the results for senior vice presidents were.

Senior Vice President Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among senior vice presidents.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Senior Vice President Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the senior vice president position over time.

Male
Female
79%
76%
74%
71%
69%
66%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Senior Vice President Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of senior vice presidents changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Senior Vice President Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of senior vice presidents based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Senior Vice President Stay in a Job

By looking over 34,903 senior vice presidents resumes, we figured out that the average senior vice president enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Senior Vice President Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of senior vice president employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of senior vice presidents is 40+ years old, which represents 89% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Senior Vice President Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, general superintendent and director of plant operations have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Administrative Assistant To General Manager11%85%
Manager Stylist13%83%
Alteration Manager15%82%
Senior Vice President71%24%
District Commercial Superintendent90%2%
Director Of Plant Operations93%4%
General Superintendent94%3%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
General Superintendent
Director Of Plant Operations
District Commercial Superintendent
Senior Vice President
Alteration Manager
Manager Stylist
Administrative Assistant To General Manager
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Senior Vice Presidents with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to senior vice presidents.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Manager Of Engineering Department15.08%
Assistant Business Manager17.88%
Senior Vice President19.04%
Director Of Front Office21.82%
Advertising Manager25.47%
Practice Administrator28.57%
Shelter Manager29.21%

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Senior Vice President Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$205,023
female-income
Female Income
$185,590

Senior Vice President Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$231,589
$223,315
$215,040
$206,765
$198,490
$190,216
$181,941
$173,666
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Senior Vice President Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Some College/ Associate Degree$174,675
Bachelor's Degree$215,040
Doctorate Degree$226,608
Master's Degree$231,898

Senior Vice President Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$249,057
$231,898
$214,740
$197,581
$180,423
$163,264
$146,106
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Where Do Senior Vice Presidents Earn The Most?

The map here shows where senior vice presidents earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Senior Vice Presidents Located?

By looking through more than 34,903 resumes, we found that the most popular places for senior vice presidents are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Senior Vice Presidents

Where Are Senior Vice Presidents In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country senior vice presidents are in the most demand.

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