Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salary

With just below two-thirds of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $34K to $205K per year and averages out to $92K per year. Cash earnings for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing — which occasionally include more than $50K from bonuses and more than $29K from profit sharing — stretch from around $34K to approximately $205K. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, just under one in four claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing (60 percent) who took the survey are men. For the most part, Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,028 - $174,474

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$9.96 - $25.42

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$39,028 - $174,474  
   
Bonus
$0.38 - $50,213  
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $29,361  
Commission
$0.00 - $39,998  
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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$34,091 - $205,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 536
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $25.42  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.38 - $50,213  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $39,998  
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $29,361  
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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$34,091 - $205,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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 who go on to become Chief Executive Officers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Chief Executive Officers is $167K annually. The most common career progression for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing leads to becoming a Marketing Director, where pay is typically $79K. However, many Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing also opt to become VPs of Sales & Marketing, a position that pays $133K on average.

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Popular Skills for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing


Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing seem to require a rather large skill set. Lucky workers who know Sales Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Business Development and Strategic Marketing are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 10 percent and 23 percent. Those listing Microsoft Word as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $48K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $79K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $115K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $139K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing, 81 percent above the national average. Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+57 percent), Chicago (+52 percent), New York (+50 percent), and Washington (+46 percent). Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing in Boston take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 30 percent less than the national average. Workers in Houston and Orlando earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (28 percent less and 27 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries



National Average
$93,000



Skills That Affect Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries





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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 23%
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