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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 incomes of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing run from $36K to $206K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $50K, profit sharing that reaches $30K, and some commissions of nearly $40K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing claim high levels of job satisfaction. Roughly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 63 percent of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing are male. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,089 - $174,261
(Median)
$40K
$93K
$170K
MEDIAN: $92,636
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$9.86 - $25.57
(Median)
$9
$15
$26
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
$40,089 - $174,261  
   
Bonus
$50.34 - $50,466  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $29,590  
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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$35,965 - $205,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 539
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $25.57  
   
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
$50.34 - $50,466  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $39,866  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $29,590  
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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$35,965 - $205,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 who transition into a Chief Executive Officer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $168K per year. The most common promotion for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing is a Marketing Director position, which usually brings in $79K a year. Another standard transition for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing seeking advancement is to assume a VP of Sales & Marketing role, where pay is often $135K.

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Popular Skills for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing


Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing 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, 18 percent, and 9 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. The majority of those who know 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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $82K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $115K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $139K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing in Boston earning a whopping 32 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Orlando (30 percent lower and 29 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 21%
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