Commercial Director Salary

The median total income of Commercial Directors is around $142K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (just under a third, in fact) comes from commissions. Total incomes of Commercial Directors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $48K from bonuses and close to $39K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $49K and $220K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Commercial Directors who answered the questionnnaire. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is enjoyable for Commercial Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,467 - $177,256
$47K
$120K
$180K
MEDIAN: $123,444
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Salary
$47,467 - $177,256  
   
Bonus
$4,938 - $48,329  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $39,149  
Commission
$39,750  
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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$48,508 - $219,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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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


Professional skills reported by Commercial Directors are few in number. Those who have experience with Sales Management, Contract Negotiation, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people experienced in Contract Negotiation also know Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Director

Pay by Experience for a Commercial Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Commercial Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Commercial Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Commercial Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $161,000 based on 57 salaries. A Commercial Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $160,000 based on 34 salaries.

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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 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Commercial Director Salaries

▲13%

▲13%

National Average
$142,000

▼18%

▼35%

Skills That Affect Commercial Director Salaries



National Average
$142,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 10%