What does an Assistant 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

Assistant Vice President Salaries

Average Base Pay

$118,537 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$77K
Median: $119K
$182K
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BlackRockBlackRock
Vice President
Jun. 23, 2021

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

GoogleGoogle
Vice President
Oct. 5, 2021

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

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

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

Keadjian AssociatesKeadjian Associates
Senior Vice President
Jul. 5, 2019

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

JSSProJSSPro
Senior Vice President
Aug. 18, 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
Dec. 9, 2019

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

River and Mercantile GroupRiver and Mercantile Group
Managing Director
Oct. 26, 2021

“Good for junior development as wide variety of projects and really smart people to learn from.”

L&T Technology ServicesL&T Technology Services
Senior Discipline Lead
Sep. 17, 2020

“LTTS provides limitless opportunities to learn and tremendous leverage to define one role and grow in career.”

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