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Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salary

Just below two-thirds of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $36K to $206K per year, and the average comes out to $93K annually. Total cash compensation to Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing approaches anywhere from $36K on the lower end to $206K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $51K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. Some workers in this field — approximately one-fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Most Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,203 - $174,829
(Median)
$40K
$93K
$170K
MEDIAN: $92,950
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$9.86 - $25.48
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$40,203 - $174,829  
   
Bonus
$49.66 - $50,612  
Profit Sharing
$2.70 - $15,456  
Commission
$0.00 - $39,866  
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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$36,055 - $205,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 531
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $25.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.36  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$49.66 - $50,612  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $39,866  
Profit Sharing
$2.70 - $15,456  
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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$36,055 - $205,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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Job Description for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing

The managing director of sales and marketing often is responsible for planning sales, marketing, and product development projects, as well as guiding their implementation over the short- and long-term. The managing director often performs some outreach and sales duties themselves, although they more often directs the work of subordinates. This job is usually performed in an office setting, although the managing director sometimes will travel to job locations away from their home office.

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Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Tasks

  • Oversee the competitive positioning of the organization; including the analysis and collection of market data.
  • Develop objectives and policies for the sales and marketing department, and measurements.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning, budget development and expenditures toward achievement of objectives.
  • Plan and set the marketing and sales direction and strategy.
  • Act as subject matter expert to senior leadership on issues relating to sales and marketing.

Common Career Paths for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing


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Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Chief Executive Officer. The average Chief Executive Officer brings home $168K per year. A Marketing Director role is the most prevalent career advancement for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing. Paychecks for that role are $79K on average. The VP of Sales & Marketing position is another common transition for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing; in this role, salaries are typically at the $135K mark.

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Popular Skills for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing


Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Sales Management, Business Development, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 20 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Those listing Advertising as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Business Development also know Operations Management and Strategic Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing

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


For many Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $49K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $82K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $116K on average. 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 $141K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 69 percent above the national average. Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+53 percent), Chicago (+50 percent), New York (+48 percent), and Miami (+43 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing is geography, with workers in Boston earning a whopping 32 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (29 percent less) and Dallas (16 percent less).

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Experience Affects Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries



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$96,000



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 21%