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Entry-Level Sales Director Salary

An Entry-Level Sales Director earns an average salary of $59,510 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Business Strategy, New Business Development, Strategic Sales, Business Development, and Strategic Marketing.

$30,592 - $100,795
(Median)
$31K
$60K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,510
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90%

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$9.61 - $24.47
(Median)
$9
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $14.00
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50%
90%

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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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,592 - $100,795  
   
Bonus
$296.96 - $30,913  
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $32,500  
Commission
$279.24 - $48,941  
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).
)
$32,641 - $125,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 597
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $24.47  
   
Overtime
$13.50 - $29.15  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$296.96 - $30,913  
   
Commission
$279.24 - $48,941  
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $32,500  
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).
)
$32,641 - $125,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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Sales Director Advice

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

Sales Director in San Francisco:
"Know Your Business & Take Care of Your People."
Know your business well, set the appropriate sales strategy, and take care of your people.

Sales Director in South Lake Tahoe:
"Business Maturity."
Define what level you want to be (manager, VP, SVP, etc) and start acting like them.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Sales Director Salaries

Business Strategy
up arrow 43%

New Business Development
up arrow 20%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 18%

Business Development
up arrow 16%

Sales Management
up arrow 14%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 14%

National Average
$66,000

Account Management
up arrow 2%

Market Research
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 18%

Marketing Management
up arrow 20%

Advertising
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 24%