Entry-Level Marketing Director Salary

Entry-Level Marketing Directors can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Marketing Directors — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $30K to approximately $89K. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Marketing Directors. More than half of Entry-Level Marketing Directors (65 percent) survey participants are women. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by over one-half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,851 - $86,613

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$10.76 - $24.20

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$31,851 - $86,613  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,970  
Profit Sharing
$616 - $10,190  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,937  
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).
)
$29,688 - $88,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,416
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.76 - $24.20  
   
Overtime
$15.41 - $36.57  
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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,970  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,937  
Profit Sharing
$616 - $10,190  
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).
)
$29,688 - $88,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 458
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Marketing Director Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 76 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 (+52 percent), Boston (+38 percent), New York (+37 percent), and Miami (+29 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average. San Diego and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 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 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.

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.

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Marketing Director Salaries



Marketing Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Market Research
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Web Marketing
up arrow 5%



Online Marketing
up arrow 6%




Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 509 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 26%
ADVERTISEMENT