Marketing Director with Media / Public Relations Skills Salary

Average Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills make around $63K annually. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $22K, $12K, and $18K, respectively — total cash payment to Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills can bottom out near $35K or top out at around $126K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Female Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,308 - $120,054
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$37K
$63K
$120K
MEDIAN: $63,170
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$11.54 - $30.40
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$12
$17
$30
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,308 - $120,054  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,373  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $12,365  
Commission
$0.00 - $18,121  
Total Pay (?
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$35,009 - $125,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.54 - $30.40  
   
Overtime
$12.75 - $38.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,373  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $18,121  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $12,365  
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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$35,009 - $125,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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Pay by Experience Level for Marketing Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $46K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $61K. Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills see a median salary of $82K after reaching one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $81K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,670

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

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills, 83 percent above the national average. Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+57 percent), San Francisco (+55 percent), New York (+53 percent), and Chicago (+48 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami. Below-median salaries also turn up in Las Vegas and Nashville (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Marketing Director Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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