Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Salary

A Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) earns an average salary of $162,682 per year. A skill in Online Marketing is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$79,857 - $251,369
MEDIAN: $162,682

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$79,857 - $251,369  
$4,948 - $81,391  
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$2,020 - $38,013  
$5,034 - $129,128  
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$82,308 - $309,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 913
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Job Description for Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

The chief marketing officer is responsible for creating and ensuring the execution of a company's marketing and sales groups' vision. Being able to think ahead and innovate in terms of direction for marketing and sales is a must. Of equal importance is the ability to communicate what the direction is and how it will be achieved. While the CMO must inspire their sales and marketing employees in this way, they must also be able to communicate the excitement and vision of the company to the media and clients through the use of myriad marketing channels. In all of these duties, the chief marketing officer must demonstrate exceptional leadership skills. A CMO will also develop and review quantitative analysis measures for corporate marketing and sales. In addition, a CMO will concretely lay out goals and provide direction for members of the sales and marketing teams on ways to measure progress towards the goals. The CMO must also be able to assess new hires and other employees in the sales and marketing teams as necessary while handling the other varied responsibilities of the position.


Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Tasks

  • Analyze and interpret data on customers, buying practices and competitors.
  • Manage and build contacts and relationship base, including handing problems.
  • Lead branding efforts for all organization products, across all forms of media.

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What is it like working as a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)?

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) in Hankinson:
"Corporate Culture, Work Flexibility, Variety, Office."
Pros: Meeting new people, working with vendors.
Cons: Travel.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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Media / Public Relations
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Marketing Communications
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Business Development
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Social Media Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%