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Entry-Level Marketing Director Salary

The average Entry-Level Marketing Director can expect to rake in roughly $50K per year. Incomes of Entry-Level Marketing Directors depend heavily on individual performance. In exceptional cases, bonuses and profit sharing can bring in $15K each, and a few high-rollers can pull down as much as $20K in commissions; this causes total packages to range between $29K and $89K. Female Entry-Level Marketing Directors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. Most Entry-Level Marketing Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a little over a half have dental coverage, about one in four claim no health benefits at all. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,210 - $85,740
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$86K
MEDIAN: $49,765
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90%

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$10.64 - $24.85
(Median)
$11
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$31,210 - $85,740  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,097  
Profit Sharing
$614 - $14,740  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,321  
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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$29,453 - $88,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.64 - $24.85  
   
Overtime
$15.33 - $36.79  
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 - $15,097  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,321  
Profit Sharing
$614 - $14,740  
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).
)
$29,453 - $88,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 457
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Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Marketing Directors in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 69 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Marketing Directors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+54 percent), New York (+39 percent), Boston (+38 percent), and Miami (+30 percent). Houston is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average. Workers in San Diego and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

Marketing Director Advice

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

Marketing Director in Jamestown:
"Things I have learned in 10 years."
Make friends with everyone. You cannot cooperate too much. Collaboration is key. Learn all you can about social media. Your reputation is the hardest thing to obtain but you will be rewarded many times over with new patients. Give everyone the best possible experience. Thank them for choosing you! Review your processes regularly. Take the time to understand if it could be better and then change those things understanding that change is not easy for most. Be patient. What you put out is what you will get back so do your best work always.

Marketing Director in Branson:
"Integrating into a local community."
I would share my knowledge about the best way to integrate yourself into a new community and make an impression when opening a new business or starting a new creative marketing venture. Joining local business support organizations, arts councils, bank clubs and of course the area CVB keeps you at the front of the line and makes it easy to develop business partnerships.

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.

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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 5%


Online Marketing
up arrow 7%




Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 546 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 26%
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