Commercial Managers in the United States take home approximately $82K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $28K, $10K, and $44K, respectively — total cash payment to Commercial Managers can bottom out near $29K or top out at around $145K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Commercial Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Commercial Managers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,263 - $135,347
$43K
$82K
$140K
MEDIAN: $82,323
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50%
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$10.87 - $17.76
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,263 - $135,347  
   
Bonus
$507 - $28,383  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
Commission
$687 - $44,385  
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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$28,726 - $145,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $17.76  
   
Overtime
$13.83 - $30.58  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$507 - $28,383  
   
Commission
$687 - $44,385  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$28,726 - $145,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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Job Description for Commercial Manager

A commercial manager fills a non-technical, business-oriented position within a company. Their main function is to oversee revenue and expenses used to create financial returns. This mostly is done through policy-level work, creating rules or practices to determine the steps that the business takes when conducting commercial business.

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Commercial Manager Tasks

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, creating new contracts and updating as conditions or tariffs change.
  • Use analytics to create action plans for business growth.
  • Oversee and direct contractors, staff, suppliers and carriers to ensure timely results.
  • Procure and obtain materials and supplies for ongoing and one-time projects.
  • Develop pricing structures and risk assessments for products to lead commercial efforts.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Commercial Manager


Commercial Managers flock to General Electric (GE) Energy for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $97K lead the pack in compensation; however, General Electric (GE) Energy also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $78K at one end to $136K at the other end.

Popular Skills for Commercial Manager


Commercial Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Financial Analysis, Contract Management, and Pricing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 77 percent, 38 percent, and 37 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Customer Relations also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Contract Negotiation are, more often than not, also skilled in Pricing.

Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Manager

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


Commercial Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $70K. Commercial Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $89K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $100K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,888

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Commercial Managers that is 66 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Commercial Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+60 percent), Houston (+42 percent), Miami (+37 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). In Detroit, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Q: What is it like working as a Commercial Manager?

Commercial Manager in Detroit:
"Stress level, managing members, instructing."
Pros: Instructing individuals during a crisis and supporting the customer.
Cons: The daily whiners who complain over nothing important.

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Key Stats for Commercial Manager

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Commercial Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%


National Average
$75,000



Skills That Affect Commercial Manager Salaries

Financial Analysis
up arrow 77%

Contract Management
up arrow 38%

Pricing
up arrow 37%

Commercial
up arrow 30%


Proposal Writing
up arrow 23%

Operations Management
up arrow 17%

Sales
up arrow 16%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$75,000



Customer Relations
up arrow 23%

People Management
up arrow 32%

Customer Service
up arrow 44%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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