Entry-Level Marketing Director Salary

The average Entry-Level Marketing Director can expect to rake in roughly $51K per year. Total incomes of Entry-Level Marketing Directors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $16K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $91K. Although about a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. There are more female Entry-Level Marketing Directors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 65 percent. For the most part, Entry-Level Marketing Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,688 - $88,964
(Median)
$33K
$51K
$89K
MEDIAN: $50,748
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$10.99 - $24.94
(Median)
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$32,688 - $88,964  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,575  
Profit Sharing
$593 - $10,048  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,505  
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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$30,110 - $91,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,649
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.99 - $24.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.42  
Overtime
$15.67 - $37.37  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,575  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,505  
Profit Sharing
$593 - $10,048  
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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$30,110 - $91,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 508
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,598

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Surpassing the national average by 84 percent, Entry-Level Marketing Directors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Marketing Directors will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+59 percent), Chicago (+48 percent), New York (+45 percent), and Miami (+28 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in San Diego and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Marketing Director Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Marketing Director in Hammond:
"Manage up, down and all around."
Working with a large team, it is important to manage up, down, across and all around. Learn how to work with and around all personality types and still be successful.

Marketing Director in Ames:
"Many hats."
Although my degree is a fine arts degree I have had an interest in the marketing and advertisement industry and have really grown in that area. I think with my knowledge and skill level fro graphic design, Interior Design and Marketing I have found that the housing industry is a great place I can use all my skills effectively.

Marketing Director in Cincinnati:
"High intensity, rewarding career."
I would advise a new Marketing Director to make sure they surround themselves with good people. Train them to be independent and come to you to talk things through, but being able to work on their own and think about the big picture is extremely important. Also, making sure that your team and department have good processes to ensure consistency and to not have to reinvent the wheel every time will save you many headaches in the long run. I would also recommend that you lead a culture of continuous improvement. Be open to suggestions, always seeking a better way to do something will help drive waste out of your process. Find a tool to track your projects and deliver on time to your organization. This is critical to running a well-oiled marketing machine.

Marketing Director in Baltimore:
"Many stakeholders."
Since we work with numerous retailers/tenants, there are many stakeholders to be held accountable to and many varying opinions about the direction of the marketing program here at Harbor East. It's of course important to consider their input, but inevitably the Marketing Director must make the final decision as it relates to advertising, events, branding, and what will best serve the property.

Marketing Director in Conshohocken:
"Small businesses have unique pro/con(s) than big businesses."
Pro - Your role has a big impact on the business. Con - Everyone looks to when events or branding activities fail to bring in the desired result. Pro - You get to help set the tone of the business. Con - It's a small business so everyone really gets a bit of a say. Pro - working with the ownership to grow the business. Con - unless the business is growing your not really going to grow more financially.

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Skills That Affect Marketing Director Salaries


Product Marketing
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Marketing Management
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Branding
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Project Management
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National Average
$50,000

Marketing Communications
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Market Research
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Online Marketing
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Web Marketing
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 504 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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