Brand Manager Salary (United States)

A Brand Manager earns an average salary of $72,855 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Brand Manager Total Pay (?
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$41,993 - $111,982
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MEDIAN: $72,855
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Brand Manager Total Pay (?
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$11.33 - $49.55
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,993 - $111,982  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $19,700  
Profit Sharing
$978 - $10,045  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,696  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,980 - $125,836  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $49.55  
   
Overtime
$7.72 - $48.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$290.87 - $19,700  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,696  
Profit Sharing
$978 - $10,045  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$41,980 - $125,836  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,185
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Job Description for Brand Manager

A brand managers responsibilities are multipronged, ranging from product development management and subsequent marketing, to developing and managing partner relationships and creating marketable portfolios for products and develop consumer communications in collaboration with corporate advertising. Specifically, a brand manager develops plans and subsequently, executes projects that are contingent with a coherent marketing strategy by developing and leading an annual brand strategy. It is expected that brand managers develop specific objectives with tactics and marketing goals related to brand and product marketing. A brand manager's job is skill specific and mostly relates to appropriate management of both the brand and product as well as advertising and packaging within designated budgets constraints. Brand managers are expected to account for the product portfolio, including both pricing and costing as well as SKU rationalization and Lead development of consumer communications in collaboration with corporate advertising. Thusly, it is expected that a brand manager researches competition and make defined recommendations to drive the business forward by understanding and probing the global market. Team development is also essential, as it is the brand manager's duty to develop a team whereby each individual has a clear plan that is entirely congruent with the broader goal of the team, company and products. An establishment with business partners is thusly an extremely high priority, specifically with cross functional partners such as Global Merchandise Planning (GMP), Product Development and Costing to help account and make any retail price adjustments on the basis of the market. Finally, brand managers are also expected to work with assistant brand managers to nurture marketing skill development.
Brand Manager Tasks
  • Lead development of consumer communications in collaboration with corporate advertising.
  • Set objectives, strategies, tactics and targets for all elements of the marketing mix.
  • Develop and coach assistant brand managers and guide marketing skill development.
  • Develop and lead annual brand strategy.
  • Responsible for developing plans and executing projects that support the broader marketing strategy.

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Pay Difference By Location

Cincinnati
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Atlanta
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Charlotte
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San Francisco
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St. Louis
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National Average
$76,000
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Brand Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Brand Manager?
Brand Manager in Indianapolis:
"Stressful, But Great Strides."
Pros: That my projects and expectations of myself change frequently. The culture is open and unstuffy, I feel like I belong.
Cons: Relying on clients to give us materials, its hard to balance many brands at once especially when communication is limited.

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Experience Affects Brand Manager Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Skills That Affect Brand Manager Salaries

Branding
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Marketing Communications
0%
National Average
$76,000
Project Management
up arrow 2%
Sales Management
up arrow 9%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 17%
Operations Management
up arrow 17%
Sales
up arrow 29%
Graphic Design
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 283 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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