Sales Director Salary in Seattle

Commissions form a big slice (more than a third) of total compensation for Sales Directors in Seattle, Wash.. The median income in this area hovers around $122K. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Sales Directors in Seattle who answered the questionnnaire. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$51,499 - $144,656
MEDIAN: $98,719

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$51,499 - $144,656  
$1,007 - $49,244  
Profit Sharing
$2,750 - $100,000  
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).
$57,488 - $185,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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 Sales Directors in Seattle. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $72K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $97K on average. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $130K. Sales Directors in Seattle, Wash. with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $131K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

up arrow 21%

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Field Sales
up arrow 3%

Business Development
up arrow 2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

National Average

Sales Management
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Business Strategy
up arrow 11%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 32%

Account Management
up arrow 51%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


23 %
77 %

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: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%