National Sales Director Salary

A National Sales Director earns an average salary of $101,096 per year. A skill in Account Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$61,397 - $147,662
MEDIAN: $101,096

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$61,397 - $147,662  
$4,892 - $49,923  
Profit Sharing
$1,468 - $20,426  
$4,055 - $59,174  
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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).
$73,440 - $177,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 875
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Job Description for National Sales Director

A sales director’s primary responsibility is the development of a sales plan that is scalable and transferrable to meet the needs of regional and local sales teams. As this is considered a senior management position, a national sales director holds considerable responsibility over a wide range of duties. A director works with sales representatives and account managers to provide oversight and coaching on all sales functions and to identify opportunities to improve sales and gross margins. They must build strong relationships with the customer base through networking and outreach to generate new and repeat business. The national sales director also partners with the marketing department to ensure effective marketing strategies, support product launches, and help with other key developments along the life cycle of a product. Finally, a director must be involved with operations and supply chain departments to forecast product demand, ensuring roper inventory management and delivery of goods.


National Sales Director Tasks

  • Responsible for maximizing the potential sales volume of all segments of the market.
  • Plans and directs sales force activities to maximize profit from all segments of the market.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Account Management
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Strategic Sales
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Market Research
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Sales Management

National Average

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 15%

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Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.


25 %
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 11%