Entry-Level Marketing Director Salary

Entry-Level Marketing Directors pull down an average of $53K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Marketing Directors stretch from $31K on the lower end to $93K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $16K from bonuses and $18K from profit sharing. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and over one-half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Marketing Directors. Female Entry-Level Marketing Directors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,156 - $92,814
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$53K
$93K
MEDIAN: $53,245
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$11.19 - $24.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,156 - $92,814  
   
Bonus
$201.07 - $15,686  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $18,250  
Commission
$824 - $20,382  
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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$31,045 - $92,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,966
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.19 - $24.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$14.92 - $33.11  
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
$201.07 - $15,686  
   
Commission
$824 - $20,382  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $18,250  
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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$31,045 - $92,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 409

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,934

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Marketing Directors, 77 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Marketing Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+54 percent), Boston (+52 percent), Seattle (+36 percent), and Denver (+21 percent). Columbus is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent. Workers in Indianapolis and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

Marketing Director Advice

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

Marketing Director in Houston:
"Put yourself first."
As you accept the position, negotiate for the new salary then. Also, make sure you understanding your budget and what resources will be supported you.

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.

Marketing Director in St. Cloud:
"Always Think Ahead."
You must not only look at the challenge at hand and an immediate solution, but how that solution can affect situations in the future.

Key Stats for Marketing Director

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 387 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
31%
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Skills That Affect Marketing Director Salaries


Product Marketing
▲12%





Branding
▼0%

Market Research
▼0%

National Average
$51,000


▼4%






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 387 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 28%
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