In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $124K, nearly one in three of overall earnings for Seattle Sales Directors arrives through commissions. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Sales Directors in Seattle are male. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,000 - $148,387
MEDIAN: $98,261

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$54,668 - $186,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
345,659 (50.5%)
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Director

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

For many Sales Directors in Seattle, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $71K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $117K. Seattle Sales Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $129K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $139K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Sales Director Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Sales Director Salaries

Customer Relations
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Strategic Sales
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New Business Development
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Account Management
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Business Development
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Microsoft Office
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Field Sales
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National Average

Sales Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Business Strategy
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


19 %
81 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 8%