Sales Director in Seattle Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Seattle Sales Directors — about one in three, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $125K. In the world of Sales Directors in Seattle, total cash compensation can vary between $57K and $188K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $50K and $20K, respectively. Male Sales Directors in Seattle, Wash. are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Sales Directors in Seattle like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,107 - $145,166
MEDIAN: $99,740

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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.
$51,107 - $145,166  
$1,975 - $50,421  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,866  
$3,452 - $98,986  
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).
$57,144 - $188,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Director

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

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $98K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $74K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $136K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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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

Strategic Sales
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New Business Development
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Business Development
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Field Sales
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Sales Management

Business Strategy

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

National Average

Account Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 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: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 12%