Entry-Level Marketing Director Salary

Entry-Level Marketing Directors can expect to earn an average of $53K per year. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Marketing Directors (largely between $31K and $92K) includes potential earnings of $17K from bonuses, $10K from profit sharing, and commissions of $24K in exceptional cases. The majority of Entry-Level Marketing Directors (66 percent) who took the survey are women. Most Entry-Level Marketing Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. While around one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,692 - $92,280
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$53K
$92K
MEDIAN: $53,314
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$11.34 - $24.60
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MEDIAN: $16.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,692 - $92,280  
   
Bonus
$199.67 - $17,438  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $10,067  
Commission
$517 - $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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$30,892 - $92,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,933
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.34 - $24.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$15.77 - $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
$199.67 - $17,438  
   
Commission
$517 - $24,483  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $10,067  
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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$30,892 - $92,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 405

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,902

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Marketing Directors, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Marketing Directors will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+54 percent), New York (+53 percent), Seattle (+33 percent), and Chicago (+18 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Columbus is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Indianapolis and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Marketing Director Advice

Q: 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.

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.

Marketing Director in Boise:
"Requires broad experience, self starter, fast worker."
Broad experience is important for small business, whereas large corporations require more depth in positions. Flexibility, ability to think on your feet and be a self starter is important for all positions.

Key Stats for Marketing Director

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 334 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
32%
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Skills That Affect Marketing Director Salaries

Product Marketing
▲13%


Strategic Planning
▲10%



▲1%

Marketing Communications
▼0%

Market Research
▼0%

National Average
$51,000


▼4%






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 334 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

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