Median pay for Entry-Level Marketing Directors is around $52K annually. Total cash incomes of Entry-Level Marketing Directors run from $31K to $91K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $16K, profit sharing that reaches $10K, and some commissions of nearly $24K. Most Entry-Level Marketing Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Marketing Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Although roughly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly more than half get dental coverage, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$34,264 - $90,357
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$34K
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$90K
MEDIAN: $52,374
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$11.53 - $24.54
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National Salary 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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,264 - $90,357  
   
Bonus
$103.91 - $15,754  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $10,155  
Commission
$491.94 - $24,483  
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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$30,725 - $90,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,940
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $24.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$15.92 - $32.53  
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
$103.91 - $15,754  
   
Commission
$491.94 - $24,483  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $10,155  
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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$30,725 - $90,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 400
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,307

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For Entry-Level Marketing Directors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 62 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Marketing Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+54 percent), New York (+50 percent), Salt Lake City (+33 percent), and Seattle (+28 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Dallas. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Indianapolis (7 percent lower and 3 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


Strategic Planning
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Product Marketing
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Marketing Management
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Market Research
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Marketing Communications
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Branding
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Online Marketing
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Advertising
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 344 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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