Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $109K annually. With some bonuses approaching $61K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $30K, overall incomes of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing spread between $36K and $226K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. While some workers in this profession — about one in five — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing (59 percent) who responded to the survey. For the most part, Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $108,620
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$41,143 - $193,144  
   
Bonus
$2,013 - $60,688  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,410  
Commission
$0.00 - $96,958  
Total Pay (?
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$35,784 - $225,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 365
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Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $32.50  
   
Overtime
$9.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,013 - $60,688  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $96,958  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,410  
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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$35,784 - $225,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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

  • 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.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning, budget development and expenditures toward achievement of objectives.
  • 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.

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. Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing go on to become Marketing Directors more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $80K. Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing who move into a VP of Sales & Marketing role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $135K.

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Popular Skills for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing


Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Marketing, Sales Management, Marketing Management, and Business Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Sales. Most people skilled in Business Development are similarly competent in 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.


Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $99K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $146K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $156K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $115,820

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

With a pay rate for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing that is 93 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+36 percent), Los Angeles (+33 percent), New York (+22 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing in Boston earning a whopping 43 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Orlando and Raleigh (42 percent lower and 35 percent lower, respectively).

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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 53 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries



National Average
$116,000



Skills That Affect Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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