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Pricing Director Salary

Earnings for Pricing Directors in the United States come in at around $118K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Pricing Directors range from $71K on the low end to $187K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $35K and $15K, respectively. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Pricing Directors. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Male Pricing Directors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$67,662 - $162,061
(Median)
$68K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $118,406
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$67,662 - $162,061  
   
Bonus
$5,068 - $35,235  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,101  
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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$71,446 - $187,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162

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Job Description for Pricing Director

Pricing director jobs are generally classified as overhead administrative or sales positions. The pricing director is typically in charge of creating the pricing strategy for a specific product group or for all of the organization’s salable products. The main objective of the pricing director is to create, maintain, and discuss the pricing strategy of the organization and to keep the pricing strategy in line with the organization’s overall pricing structure and policies. Pricing directors work in a large variety of industries including construction, building materials, machinery, electronics, computers, and consumer goods, among others.

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Pricing Director Tasks

  • Analyze market price trends to ensure product prices are set competitively.
  • Communicate with product development, marketing, and sales departments to establish pricing policies for products.
  • Develop models to aid sales department in appropriately pricing products and services.
  • Design pricing strategies and discounting policies for company’s products.

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Professional skills reported by Pricing Directors are few in number. Most notably, skills in Strategy, Pricing, Financial Analysis, and Set Pricing Levels are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Set Pricing Levels as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Aptitude in Financial Analysis tends to also indicate an understanding of Pricing.

Pay by Experience Level for Pricing Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Pricing Directors. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $92K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $118K. Pricing Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $136K. Pricing Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $155K on average.

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Experience Affects Pricing Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$131,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Pricing Director Salaries

Strategy
up arrow 10%

Pricing
up arrow 4%

National Average
$131,000

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

Set Pricing Levels
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%
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