Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salary

Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $113K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Overall compensation packages to Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing range from $40K on the low end to $230K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $61K and profit sharing that approaches $26K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $52K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing making up 59 percent of survey respondents. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Most Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,379 - $196,387
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MEDIAN: $113,090
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$10.17 - $35.00
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MEDIAN: $15.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$45,379 - $196,387  
   
Bonus
$2,990 - $60,805  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,639  
Commission
$0.00 - $51,521  
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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$40,086 - $230,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,990 - $60,805  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $51,521  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,639  
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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$40,086 - $230,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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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As Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing transition into upper-level roles such as Chief Executive Officer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Chief Executive Officers earn $170K on average per year. More often than not, a Marketing Director role is the next step for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing moving up in the field. Pay for Marketing Directors is usually $80K. Many Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing choose to take on a VP of Sales & Marketing role instead, where salaries are typically $135K.

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Popular Skills for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Business Development, Marketing Management, and Strategic Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word. Those proficient in Business Development are, more often than not, also skilled in Operations Management and Strategic Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing

Pay by Experience for a Managing Director, Sales & Marketing has a positive trend. An entry-level Managing Director, Sales & Marketing with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 84 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Managing Director, Sales & Marketing with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Managing Director, Sales & Marketing which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $149,000 based on 187 salaries. A Managing Director, Sales & Marketing with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $161,000 based on 94 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $121,917

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

Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 74 percent. Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+27 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Boston Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing earning much less — 46 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (44 percent less) and Raleigh (38 percent less).

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Key Stats for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries

▲32%

▲22%

National Average
$122,000

▼21%

▼51%

Skills That Affect Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 21%
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