The average pay for an Executive Director of Marketing is $130,858 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$74,750 - $195,374
MEDIAN: $130,858

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$74,750 - $195,374  
$4,932 - $57,812  
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$80,243 - $251,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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Job Description for Executive Director of Marketing

Executive directors of marketing are responsible for overseeing all marketing operations for their organizations, including providing leadership to motivate marketing professionals to reach all company objectives within given time-frames. They also develop marketing strategies to complete project goals and satisfy client and company needs and review timelines and costs while developing budgets and schedules.


Executive Director of Marketing Tasks

  • Set measurable benchmarks for the marketing department and guide the company to attainment of those goals.
  • Craft a clear, unique marketing strategy that is in line with the company's brand.
  • Create and maintain positive working relationships with media outlets and industry publications.
  • Develop and manage an annual budget that will ensure marketing resources are used effectively.
  • Coordinate with other executive leaders and manage marketing resources across all departments to ensure the marketing strategy is executed cohesively throughout the organization.

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Skills That Affect Executive Director of Marketing Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 17%