A Sales Director in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $100,430 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are New Business Development, Field Sales, and Strategic Sales.

$49,033 - $148,419
MEDIAN: $100,430

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$49,033 - $148,419  
$5,106 - $50,873  
Profit Sharing
$6,128 - $137,020  
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$54,631 - $182,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Experience Affects Sales Director Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Sales Director Salaries

New Business Development
up arrow 18%

Field Sales
up arrow 16%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 13%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 6%

National Average

Sales Management
up arrow 1%

Account Management
up arrow 1%

Technical Sales
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
up arrow 11%

Business Strategy
up arrow 20%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 23%

Marketing Management
up arrow 39%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


22 %
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 14%