Entry-Level Marketing Specialist Salary

For Entry-Level Marketing Specialists, annual average wages total $44K per year. With bonuses occasionally running north of $5K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $7K, and a few commissions as high as $12K, total income for Entry-Level Marketing Specialists can range between $30K and $60K according to individual performance. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. There are more female Entry-Level Marketing Specialists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 67 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,356 - $59,559
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,781
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$11.40 - $23.11
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,356 - $59,559  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,142  
Profit Sharing
$260.14 - $7,232  
Commission
$-0.50 - $11,836  
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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$30,356 - $59,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,861
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.40 - $23.11  
   
Overtime
$15.57 - $33.90  
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,142  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$260.14 - $7,232  
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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$30,356 - $59,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 662
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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Marketing Specialists, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 36 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Marketing Specialists will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+25 percent), New York (+18 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Workers in Minneapolis and Denver earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 2 percent.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Marketing Specialist Salaries




National Average
$43,000

Marketing Communications
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Microsoft Excel
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Powerpoint
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Marketing Administration
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Market Research
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Event Planning
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 653 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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