Commercial Directors in the United States can expect wages of $120K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Commercial Directors stretch from $50K on the lower end to $210K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $48K from bonuses and $39K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Commercial Directors survey respondents are men (75 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,122 - $171,148
$48K
$120K
$170K
MEDIAN: $119,969
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$48,122 - $171,148  
   
Bonus
$4,919 - $47,849  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $39,149  
Commission
$20,000  
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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$49,617 - $209,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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Job Description for Commercial Director

Commercial directors are in charge of directing commercial endeavors for their organization. They are responsible for managing advertising efforts and interacting with staff and external individuals to increase brand loyalty and awareness. Commercial directors must identify product or services deficiencies and suggest changes. They must oversee these changes and help create methods to track progress. Generally, these directors lead a group of marketing, advertising, and sales professionals to reach company goals; this may require coaching, disciplining, and providing feedback to team members as necessary.

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Commercial Director Tasks

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning, budget development and expenditures toward achievement of objectives.
  • Evaluate the financial aspects of product development, such as budgets, expenditures, research and development appropriations, and return-on-investment and profit-loss projections.
  • Develop objectives, measurements and policies for the sales and business development departments.
  • Plan and set the marketing and business development direction and strategy.
  • Act as subject matter expert to senior leadership on issues relating to sales and business development.

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Popular Skills for Commercial Director


Commercial Directors only report a few specific skills. Sales Management and Contract Negotiation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 4 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Contract Negotiation also know Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $104K. Commercial Directors see a median salary of $157K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $159K.

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Key Stats for Commercial Director

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Commercial Director Salaries



National Average
$138,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Commercial Director Salaries




National Average
$138,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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