Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salary

Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $99K per year on average. Total cash incomes of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing run from $34K to $221K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $52K, profit sharing that reaches $30K, and some commissions of nearly $52K. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 63 percent of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing are male. While just under one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,279 - $191,769
(Median)
$40K
$99K
$190K
MEDIAN: $98,842
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$9.74 - $28.90
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$29
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$40,279 - $191,769  
   
Bonus
$49.78 - $51,693  
Profit Sharing
$2.70 - $30,270  
Commission
$0.00 - $51,635  
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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$34,499 - $220,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 595
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $28.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.33  
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$49.78 - $51,693  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $51,635  
Profit Sharing
$2.70 - $30,270  
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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$34,499 - $220,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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 $169K per year. A Marketing Director role is the most prevalent career advancement for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing. Paychecks for that role are $80K on average. The VP of Sales & Marketing position is another common transition for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing; in this role, salaries are typically at the $135K mark.

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Popular Skills for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Business Development, Strategic Marketing, Sales Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 17 percent. Those listing Microsoft Word as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Marketing Communications 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $49K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $84K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $134K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $148K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $101,571

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

Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 68 percent. Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+67 percent), Los Angeles (+66 percent), Atlanta (+52 percent), and New York (+46 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Boston Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing earning much less — 36 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 34 percent less in Houston and 33 percent less in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries



National Average
$102,000



Skills That Affect Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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