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Commercial Director Salary

Average pay for Commercial Directors in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($135K). With some bonuses approaching $50K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $20K, overall incomes of Commercial Directors spread between $62K and $219K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Commercial Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Most Commercial Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$59,598 - $177,349
(Median)
$60K
$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $134,696
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$59,598 - $177,349  
   
Bonus
$4,861 - $49,579  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,273  
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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$62,400 - $219,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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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

  • 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.
  • Develop objectives, measurements and policies for the sales and business development departments.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Commercial Director


Commercial Directors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Sales Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts ranging from 5 percent to 8 percent. 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.


Commercial Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $79K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $148K. Commercial Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $163K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $177K on average.

Commercial Director Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Commercial Director in Miami:
"Confidence is power."
How difficult it would be to a bridge between two diametrically opposed shareholders. I would have been more successful if I understood how to manage up more effectively.

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Experience Affects Commercial Director Salaries



National Average
$158,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 50%

Skills That Affect Commercial Director Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 8%

Sales Management
up arrow 7%


National Average
$158,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%
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