Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salary

Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $99K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing, overall income ranges from $34K near the bottom to $221K at the top; this can include more than $52K from bonuses and more than $30K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Just under a fourth 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 Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing (63 percent) survey respondents. 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
(Median)
$9
$15
$29
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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$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 may progress into high-paying roles like Chief Executive Officer, where median compensation is $169K annually. As Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing progress in their field, many go on to become Marketing Directors. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $80K. Another common career choice for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing is to move into a VP of Sales & Marketing role — this promotion usually pays $135K.

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Popular Skills for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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. For most people, competency in Business Development indicates knowledge of 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $49K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $84K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $134K. Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $148K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $101,571

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

For Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 68 percent above the national average. Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+67 percent), Los Angeles (+66 percent), Atlanta (+52 percent), and New York (+46 percent). Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing in Boston make 36 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (34 percent lower) and Orlando (33 percent lower).

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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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