Average Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills make around $65K per year. The final incomes of Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills generally vary between $35K and $131K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $24K, $15K, and $26K, respectively. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills making up 74 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,294 - $124,913
(Median)
$37K
$65K
$120K
MEDIAN: $65,365
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$12.59 - $27.64
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$13
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,294 - $124,913  
   
Bonus
$481.24 - $24,416  
Profit Sharing
$1,026 - $15,101  
Commission
$979 - $25,532  
Total Pay (?
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$34,711 - $130,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 976
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.59 - $27.64  
   
Overtime
$16.10 - $33.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$481.24 - $24,416  
   
Commission
$979 - $25,532  
Profit Sharing
$1,026 - $15,101  
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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$34,711 - $130,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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Pay by Experience Level for Marketing Director

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


For many Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $47K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $60K. Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills bring in $85K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $91K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,969

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

For Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 95 percent greater than the national average. Marketing Directors with Media / Public Relations skills will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+58 percent), Los Angeles (+49 percent), New York (+48 percent), and Miami (+44 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 4 percent.

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National Average
$62,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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