Commercial Manager Salary

Median pay for Commercial Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $84K annually. Overall cash earnings for Commercial Managers stretch from $29K on the lower end to $147K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $26K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Most Commercial Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of Commercial Managers (64 percent) who took the survey are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,692 - $142,467
$46K
$84K
$140K
MEDIAN: $83,644
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$11.17 - $19.39
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$0$147K
Salary $45,692 - $142,467
Bonus $982 - $25,520
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,375
Commission $2,000
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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$28,722 - $147,156
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 267
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $11.17 - $19.39
Overtime $13.99 - $26.83
Annual Data $0$147K
Bonus $982 - $25,520
Commission $2,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,375
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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$28,722 - $147,156
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 102

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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 seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at General Electric (GE) Energy, where the median salary comes to $97K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($78K) and those starting out ($136K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Popular Skills for Commercial Manager


Commercial Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Financial Analysis can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 83 percent above average. Contract Management and Pricing are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 42 percent and 83 percent. Those listing People Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Customer Relations also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Contract Negotiation also know Pricing.

Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Manager

Pay by Experience for a Commercial Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Commercial Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 116 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Commercial Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Commercial Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 118 salaries. A Commercial Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 59 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,472

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

Home to some of the best pay for Commercial Managers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 93 percent above the national average. Commercial Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+66 percent), Houston (+42 percent), Miami (+42 percent), and Austin (+24 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 6 percent south of the national average, can be found in Detroit.

Commercial Manager Reviews

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
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Commercial Manager Salaries

▲37%

▲21%

National Average
$72,000

▼2%

▼32%

Skills That Affect Commercial Manager Salaries

Financial Analysis
▲83%

Pricing
▲42%

Contract Management
▲42%


Commercial
▲34%

Proposal Writing
▲27%

Sales
▲20%

Operations Management
▲20%




National Average
$72,000

Customer Relations
▼21%


People Management
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 18%
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