The average Mid-Career Chief Marketing Officer can expect to rake in roughly $112K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $51K, total cash payment to Mid-Career Chief Marketing Officers can bottom out at $54K or peak near $233K. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Chief Marketing Officers. The majority of Mid-Career Chief Marketing Officers (64 percent) survey respondents are male. Some workers in this field — approximately one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$51,941 - $202,505
MEDIAN: $111,833

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$51,941 - $202,505  
$0.00 - $50,841  
Profit Sharing
$1,150 - $50,565  
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).
$54,495 - $233,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 173

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $118,176

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With a pay rate for Mid-Career Chief Marketing Officers that is 87 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Chief Marketing Officers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+3 percent).

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Skills That Affect Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Salaries

Product Marketing
up arrow 29%

Lead Generation
up arrow 18%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 17%

up arrow 13%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 7%

Business Development
up arrow 5%

Sales Management
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Online Marketing
up arrow 2%

National Average

Marketing Management
up arrow 7%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


36 %
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 21%