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Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salary (United States)

The majority of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing in the United States — just under two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $36K to $202K per year, and the median is $91K annually. Cash earnings of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing — including $50K in bonuses, $30K in profit sharing proceeds, and $39K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $36K to approximately $202K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — just over a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The majority of Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (63 percent) are men. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salary (?
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$39,740 - $172,025
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MEDIAN: $91,359
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Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salary (?
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$9.50 - $32.81
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$39,740 - $172,025  
   
Bonus
$79.46 - $50,094  
Profit Sharing
$745 - $30,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $39,453  
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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$35,724 - $202,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 535
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$9.50 - $32.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.36  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$79.46 - $50,094  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $39,453  
Profit Sharing
$745 - $30,000  
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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$35,724 - $202,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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 experience if they take an upper-level role like Chief Executive Officer. The position pays an average $167K annually. Going from Managing Director of Sales & Marketing to Marketing Director is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Marketing Directors is $79K. Many others choose to work as VPs of Sales & Marketing, where pay is typically $135K.

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Popular Skills for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing

Survey results imply that Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing deploy a deep pool 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 24 percent, 17 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Those listing Advertising as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Many workers who know Marketing Communications also know 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 $49K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $77K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $116K. 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 $139K.

Pay Difference By Location

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$94,000
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Above-average salaries for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing can be found in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, the three largest cities in the United States. Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing in Boston earn salaries far below the national average by 30 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (28 percent lower) and Dallas (18 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries

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$94,000

Skills That Affect Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 22%