The average salary for a Director of Sales is $88,354 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Technical Sales, Negotiation, Team Leadership, Strategic Sales, and Strategic Planning.

$43,706 - $151,179
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MEDIAN: $88,354
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$10.58 - $39.73
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$43,706 - $151,179  
   
Bonus
$3,953 - $49,805  
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $39,732  
Commission
$5,864 - $75,301  
Total Pay (?
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$45,243 - $184,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.58 - $39.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$3,953 - $49,805  
   
Commission
$5,864 - $75,301  
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $39,732  
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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$45,243 - $184,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for Director of Sales

Directors of sales typically lead and manage a team of sales representatives and set expectations and goals for the team to meet and a general vision to follow. The director's success often depends on the sales team's performance, so they are indeed responsible for motivating the team to achieve goals and exceed expectations.

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Director of Sales Tasks

  • Plans and directs sales force activities to maximize profit from all segments of the market.
  • Responsible for maximizing the potential sales volume of all segments of the market.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $100,870

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Director of Sales Reviews

What is it like working as a Director of Sales?

Director of Sales in Knoxville:
"It's challenging but can be fun from time to time."
Pros: My clients and the relationships I have built. Customer service has always been the most important thing to me.
Cons: Having to report to not only a general manager, but also a director of ops and regional director of sales. Too many hands in the pot. Our team is fairly one-sided and makes mistakes often. My position seems to not be appreciated by others or other leadership persons. Our sales office team is young, and the work ethic is not there.

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Experience Affects Director of Sales Salaries



National Average
$101,000



Skills That Affect Director of Sales Salaries

Technical Sales
up arrow 55%

Negotiation
up arrow 54%







Account Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$101,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

Account Sales
up arrow 3%

up arrow 8%



New Business Development
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 242 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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