Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salary (United States)

Sales & Marketing Managing Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt—about two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $34,787 to $203,005 per year, typical earnings come to $95,081 per year. In the world of Sales & Marketing Managing Directors, total cash compensation ranges from $39,440 on the lower end to $172,524 on the higher end; this includes bonuses that peak near $50K and profit sharing that approaches $30K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $39K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. While 23 percent report receiving no health benefits, 76 percent do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salary (?
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$39,440 - $172,524
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MEDIAN: $92,697
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Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salary (?
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$39,440 - $172,524  
   
Bonus
$482.88 - $50,098  
Profit Sharing
$1,420 - $29,696  
Commission
$0.00 - $38,541  
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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$34,787 - $203,005  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 536
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $25.90  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$482.88 - $50,098  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $38,541  
Profit Sharing
$1,420 - $29,696  
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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$34,787 - $203,005  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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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For Sales & Marketing Managing Directors, career progression may result in a considerable increase in compensation. Typically, a Chief Executive Officer, an upper-level role, can earn an extra $77K annually than those further down the career ladder. Sales & Marketing Managing Directors go on to become Marketing Directors more often than anything else despite lower paychecks (-$16,283). Sales & Marketing Managing Directors can find higher salaries (+$57K) when they move into a President role, another well-traveled path for those in this field.

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Popular Skills for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing

Sales & Marketing Managing Directors report using a large range 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, 15 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Those listing Microsoft Word as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Advertising and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Marketing Communications indicates knowledge of Business Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Sales & Marketing Managing Directors generally obtain higher salaries for more plentiful past experience. Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $49,504 to $77K. After one to two decades on the job, workers bring in a six-figure salary around $116K. Salary increase slows as Sales & Marketing Managing Directors pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $135K. Age distribution in this workforce is widespread and evident in its breakdown: 36 percent of those who answered report one to nine years of experience; 34 percent claim 10-20 years, and 28 percent have more than two decades under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

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$95,000
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Surpassing the national average by 63 percent, Sales & Marketing Managing Directors in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Also paying near the top of the field are Miami, Chicago, Washington, and Los Angeles, where Sales & Marketing Managing Directors annually earn 51 percent, 44 percent, 37 percent, and 25 percent more than the national average. Sales & Marketing Managing Directors in Boston earn salaries far below the national average by 31 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers pay around -12 percent in Dallas and -8 percent in Philadelphia, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries

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$95,000

Skills That Affect Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
40%
female alumni
 
Male
60%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 23%
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