Commercial Manager Salary

Commercial Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with over one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $85K annually on average but can range from $33K to $154K per year. With some bonuses approaching $28K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $13K, overall incomes of Commercial Managers spread between $33K and $154K depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and geographic location. Male Commercial Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Commercial Managers.

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

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$11.41 - $22.85
(Median)
$11
$14
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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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


General Electric (GE) Energy pays the most with a median salary of $97K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $78K to a high of $136K.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $31K, 216 percent less than the top paying company.

Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Manager

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


For many Commercial Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $56K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $79K. Commercial Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $92K. 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 $102K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,015

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

With a pay rate for Commercial Managers that is 40 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Commercial Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+24 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), New York (+7 percent), and Boston (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 13 percent below the national average.

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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