Commercial Director Salary

Commercial Directors in the United States can expect wages of $126K annually on average. Cash earnings for Commercial Directors — including $49K in bonuses and $39K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $50K to $217K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most Commercial Directors survey respondents are men (73 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,211 - $183,502
$49K
$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $130,492
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50%
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$0$220K
Salary $49,211 - $183,502
Bonus $4,918 - $49,977
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $39,777
Commission $30,000
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).
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$52,823 - $220,401
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 132

Job Description for Commercial Director

Commercial directors are in charge of directing commercial endeavors for their organization. They are responsible for managing advertising efforts and interacting with staff and external individuals to increase brand loyalty and awareness. Commercial directors must identify product or services deficiencies and suggest changes. They must oversee these changes and help create methods to track progress. Generally, these directors lead a group of marketing, advertising, and sales professionals to reach company goals; this may require coaching, disciplining, and providing feedback to team members as necessary.

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Commercial Director Tasks

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning, budget development and expenditures toward achievement of objectives.
  • Evaluate the financial aspects of product development, such as budgets, expenditures, research and development appropriations, and return-on-investment and profit-loss projections.
  • Develop objectives, measurements and policies for the sales and business development departments.
  • Plan and set the marketing and business development direction and strategy.
  • Act as subject matter expert to senior leadership on issues relating to sales and business development.

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Popular Skills for Commercial Director


Typical Commercial Directors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Sales Management, Contract Negotiation, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people experienced in Contract Negotiation also know Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Director

Pay by Experience for a Commercial Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Commercial Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Commercial Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Commercial Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $161,000 based on 57 salaries. A Commercial Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $160,000 based on 34 salaries.

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Key Stats for Commercial Director

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
31%

Experience Affects Commercial Director Salaries

▲9%

▲8%

National Average
$148,000

▼21%

▼38%

Skills That Affect Commercial Director Salaries


National Average
$148,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 13%