Entry-Level Sales Director Salary

An Entry-Level Sales Director earns an average salary of $60,654 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Business Strategy, Strategic Sales, and Business Development.

$30,565 - $102,582
(Median)
$31K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $60,653
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$8.72 - $22.50
(Median)
$8
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,565 - $102,582  
   
Bonus
$309.13 - $30,750  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $40,000  
Commission
$981 - $49,704  
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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$31,806 - $125,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 680
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.72 - $22.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$309.13 - $30,750  
   
Commission
$981 - $49,704  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $40,000  
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).
)
$31,806 - $125,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,811

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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 Sales Director Salaries

Business Strategy
up arrow 31%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 12%

Business Development
up arrow 10%

Sales Management
up arrow 8%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 8%

New Business Development
up arrow 5%

National Average
$69,000

Market Research
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Account Management
up arrow 11%

Field Sales
up arrow 17%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 20%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 22%

Advertising
up arrow 22%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 26%

Marketing Management
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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