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Entry-Level Marketing Director Salary

Entry-Level Marketing Directors take home approximately $50K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Marketing Directors vary widely between $29K and $89K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $15K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The majority of Entry-Level Marketing Directors (66 percent) who took the survey are women. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a little over a half have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Marketing Directors is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,139 - $85,872
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$86K
MEDIAN: $49,568
10%
50%
90%

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$10.83 - $24.69
(Median)
$11
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$31,139 - $85,872  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,108  
Profit Sharing
$679 - $14,950  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,383  
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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$29,423 - $88,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,305
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.83 - $24.69  
   
Overtime
$15.72 - $36.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,108  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,383  
Profit Sharing
$679 - $14,950  
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).
)
$29,423 - $88,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 448

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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Marketing Directors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 72 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Marketing Directors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+52 percent), Boston (+39 percent), New York (+38 percent), and Miami (+30 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Houston is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Diego (5 percent lower) and St. Louis (4 percent lower).

Marketing Director Advice

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

Marketing Director in Los Angeles:
"I would do more IT than marketing."
If you company is too small to afford a true IT department, odds are, you are going to be responsible for it.

Marketing Director in Charlotte:
"Hard work, dedication and adding value only gets you so far."
Manage your career like it's your job. Hard work, dedication and adding value is table stakes. Don't expect that to get you past a certain point. At a point it switches to politics and picking the right house.

Marketing Director in San Francisco:
"Your Career is Your Own - So Own It!"
Build a strong network with leaders from different areas. Your boss is not always right so having a network that can provide opinions is integral to making career choices.

Marketing Director in Los Angeles:
"Experiment."
Allocate at least 20% of your budget to new strategies and/or experiments. Marketing, especially digital, is a rapidly changing space with new opportunities appearing all the time.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Marketing Director Salaries


Strategic Marketing
up arrow 4%

Marketing Management
up arrow 1%

Market Research
0%

National Average
$49,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Event Planning
up arrow 3%

Web Marketing
up arrow 4%

Online Marketing
up arrow 6%





Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 575 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 26%