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Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salary (United States)

Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just under two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Salary is expected to be around $93K per year, but may range from $35K to $203K per year. Overall incomes of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing — including $50K bonuses, $30K profit sharing proceeds, and $39K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $35K and $203K. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair portion have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, slightly less than a fourth claim no health benefits at all. There are more male Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing than female, making up 60 percent of individuals in this profession. Work is enjoyable for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 536
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$9.62 - $25.90  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.27  
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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  
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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For Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing, career progression to a Chief Executive Officer role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. Typically, a Chief Executive Officer, an upper-level role, can earn $167K annually. 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 President role, where pay is often $152K.

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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, 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. Those familiar with Marketing Communications also tend to know Business Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $50K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $76K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $116K. Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $135K. Age distribution in this workforce is widespread and evident in its breakdown: 36 percent of those who answered report one to nine years of experience; 34 percent claim 10-20 years, and 28 percent have more than two decades under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

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$95,000
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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing, 63 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Miami, Chicago, Washington, and Los Angeles, top-paying markets where Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing rake in more than the national norm (+51 percent, +44 percent, +37 percent, and +25 percent). Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing in Boston take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 31 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Dallas and 8 percent less 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

Strategic Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

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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%