Entry-Level Marketing Director Salary

Entry-Level Marketing Directors can expect wages of $50K per year on average. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Marketing Directors (largely between $30K and $88K) includes potential earnings of $15K from bonuses, $10K from profit sharing, and commissions of $20K in exceptional cases. Female Entry-Level Marketing Directors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a little over a half have dental coverage, around one in four claim no health benefits at all. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,450 - $86,029
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$86K
MEDIAN: $49,861
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$10.73 - $24.43
(Median)
$11
$15
$24
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
$31,450 - $86,029  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,895  
Profit Sharing
$616 - $10,320  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,902  
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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$29,523 - $88,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,400
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.73 - $24.43  
   
Overtime
$15.41 - $36.57  
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 - $14,895  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,902  
Profit Sharing
$616 - $10,320  
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).
)
$29,523 - $88,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 463
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Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 74 percent, Entry-Level Marketing Directors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Marketing Directors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+53 percent), Boston (+38 percent), New York (+36 percent), and Miami (+31 percent). San Diego is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Austin (5 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 Raleigh:
"How to negotiate for a better package."
Don't take the first offer. Go with your gut, pad it to allow for wiggle room (don't go crazy on the padding) and then stick to your guns.

Marketing Director in Seattle:
"Delegate, delegate, delegate."
I was always a highly productive individual contributor, so my biggest challenge with becoming a marketing director and managing a team was learning how to effectively delegate - both to provide a fulfilling work experience for my team members, but also to plain old get the work done. My instinct was to want to do the work myself...but no one wins in that scenario. It took some time - and open communication with my team members - to learn how to effectively delegate and become a manager of people rather than a marketing manager.

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Marketing Director Salaries


Strategic Marketing
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Marketing Management
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National Average
$49,000

Market Research
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Marketing Communications
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Event Planning
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Web Marketing
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Online Marketing
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 529 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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