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Entry-Level Marketing Director Salary

Entry-Level Marketing Directors pull down an average of $49K per year. With bonuses and profit sharing proceeds each occasionally running north of $15K and a few commissions that surpass $20K, total incomes for Entry-Level Marketing Directors generally vary between $29K and $88K according to individual performance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Marketing Directors. While close to one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Marketing Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$31,312 - $84,778
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MEDIAN: $49,166
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$31,312 - $84,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,837  
Profit Sharing
$690 - $14,720  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,027  
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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$29,316 - $87,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,257
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Hourly Rate
$10.29 - $24.46  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $33.91  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,837  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,027  
Profit Sharing
$690 - $14,720  
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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$29,316 - $87,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 428
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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Marketing Directors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 70 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Marketing Directors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+48 percent), New York (+37 percent), Boston (+37 percent), and Miami (+32 percent). Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent. Employers pay around 5 percent less in San Diego and 2 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Marketing Director Advice

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

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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Marketing Director Salaries



Marketing Management
up arrow 2%

Market Research
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Web Marketing
up arrow 4%


Online Marketing
up arrow 6%



Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 617 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 26%