Commercial Manager Salary

Commercial Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just over a half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $33K to $154K per year, median earnings come to $85K per year. Total incomes of Commercial Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $28K from bonuses and close to $13K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $33K and $154K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by experience level and geographic location. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Commercial Managers who answered the questionnnaire. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$45,768 - $133,916
(Median)
$46K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $84,658
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50%
90%

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$11.41 - $22.85
(Median)
$11
$14
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$45,768 - $133,916  
   
Bonus
$10.07 - $27,933  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,723  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$33,290 - $153,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 376
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.41 - $22.85  
   
Overtime
$16.56 - $33.45  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$10.07 - $27,933  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,723  
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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$33,290 - $153,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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

  • Procure and obtain materials and supplies for ongoing and one-time projects.
  • Develop pricing structures and risk assessments for products to lead commercial efforts.
  • Oversee and direct contractors, staff, suppliers and carriers to ensure timely results.
  • 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Commercial Manager


Although General Electric (GE) Energy boasts the highest average salary in town at $97K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $78K or as much as $136K.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. reports the lowest median salary in the area by far — it's only $31K, 216 percent lower than the top payer.


Commercial Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Financial Analysis, Project Management, and Pricing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 62 percent, 33 percent, and 25 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Relations and People Management also typically command lower compensation. Competency in Contract Negotiation frequently indicates knowledge of 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $56K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $79K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Commercial Managers see a median salary of $92K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $102K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,015

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

Home to some of the best pay for Commercial Managers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 40 percent above the national average. Commercial Managers will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+24 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), New York (+7 percent), and Boston (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Los Angeles.

Commercial Manager Reviews

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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Experience Affects Commercial Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

Skills That Affect Commercial Manager Salaries

Financial Analysis
up arrow 62%

Project Management
up arrow 33%

Pricing
up arrow 25%

Commercial
up arrow 18%


Sales Management
up arrow 12%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 11%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 10%

Sales
up arrow 6%

Operations Management
up arrow 6%

National Average
$82,000

People Management
up arrow 7%

Customer Relations
up arrow 30%

Customer Service
up arrow 51%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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