Entry-Level National Sales Manager Salary

Entry-Level National Sales Managers take home approximately $61K annually on average. Total incomes of Entry-Level National Sales Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $24K from bonuses and close to $25K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $41K and $105K. There are more male Entry-Level National Sales Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level National Sales Managers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$38,545 - $92,554
$39K
$61K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,505
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50%
90%

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$11.74 - $22.09
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,545 - $92,554  
   
Bonus
$1,538 - $23,724  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $31,208  
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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$41,134 - $105,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 409
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $22.09  
   
Overtime
$27.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,538 - $23,724  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $31,208  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,000  
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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$41,134 - $105,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,566

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level National Sales Managers that is 26 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level National Sales Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+26 percent), Denver (+19 percent), Salt Lake City (+18 percent), and Atlanta (+15 percent). Entry-Level National Sales Managers in St. Louis earn salaries far below the national average by 29 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Las Vegas and Los Angeles (13 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

National Sales Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

National Sales Manager in Detroit:
"Get to meet as many quality persons as you can."
Relationships are trump; customer, prospect, other vendors and competitors.

National Sales Manager in Atlanta:
"Food Business Recession Proof."
The Food Business is moderately Recession Proof, however, I would advise the operations side as opposed to sales.

National Sales Manager in Charlotte:
"Continue to grow and build relationships."
Grow. Learn how to build enthusiasm for your products and convey that into teamwork mentality to build customer loyalty and confidence in your brand.

National Sales Manager in Chicago:
"More Than It Seems."
Know that a role within a smaller organization requires you to wear several hats. What is presented to you in a job description will always be more duties/projects and could, at times be very different then what you signed up for. However, more rewarding if you approach it as gaining greater knowledge and depth than what you started with.

National Sales Manager in West Islip:
"That It Would End After 30 Years Of Continuous Employment."
Clear your new desk. If the information is significant it will surface somewhere down the road. Study reports from your predecessor. Identify problem areas and act on them. Meet with your salesmen in the field. Discover what frustrations they have. Communicate your growth in the position to your boss. Don't be afraid to ask for advice. Learn your competitors' products and evaluate them against products carried by your company. Realize that it is going to take some time before you are totally comfortable in the position.

Key Stats for National Sales Manager

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
30%
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Skills That Affect National Sales Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲11%

Budget Management
▲8%

Technical Sales
▲6%

Leadership
▲2%

Strategic Sales
▲1%

Business Development
▼0%

National Average
$68,000


Account Sales
▼2%


Negotiation
▼5%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼6%

Training
▼6%


Project Management
▼7%

Product Marketing
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 19%
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