Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salary (United States)

Sales & Marketing Managing Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just under two-thirds of Sales & Marketing Managing Directors. Pay fluctuates from $34,787 to $203,005 per year, but expected earnings average $95,081 per year. With some bonuses running north of $50K, profit sharing proceeds occasionally surpassing $30K, and select commissions of $39K, total income for Sales & Marketing Managing Directors can range between $34,787 and $203,005 according to individual performance. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a quarter lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Most Sales & Marketing Managing Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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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$9.62 - $25.90
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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  
PayScale
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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Sales & Marketing Managing Directors may experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder. An upper-level role like Chief Executive Officer may bring in a lot more money — an additional $77K annually. Given the $16,283 drop in salary, it may be surprising to find that a Marketing Director is the most common role for Sales & Marketing Managing Directors to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a President role—which pays $57K more—is also typical for Sales & Marketing Managing Directors, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing

Survey respondents exploit a significant tool box of skills in their work. 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. Most people skilled in Marketing Communications are similarly competent in Business Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Sales & Marketing Managing Directors, experience in the field tends to play a major role in salary negotiations; pay increases with more experience. At career start, salaries are typically $49,504, which grow to $77K after five to 10 years. Earnings jump to six figures after one to decades in the field, and experienced workers make around $116K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Sales & Marketing Managing Directors encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $135K annually. Age distribution in this workforce is quite spread out, with those with between one and nine years of experience accounting for 36 percent of the workforce, those with 10-20 making up 34 percent and those with more than two decades of experience rounding out the remaining 28 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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$95,000
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For Sales & Marketing Managing Directors, New York provides a pay rate that is 63 percent greater than the national average. Miami, Chicago, Washington, and Los Angeles are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Sales & Marketing Managing Directors earning around 51 percent, 44 percent, 37 percent, and 25 percent more than average. Location significantly influences compensation, with Boston Sales & Marketing Managing Directors earning much less—31 percent less—than the national average. 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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Microsoft Office
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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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