Commercial Manager Salary

For Commercial Managers, yearly average wages total $84K annually. Cash earnings for Commercial Managers — including $27K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $29K to $148K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and experience level. More than half of Commercial Managers (62 percent) survey respondents are men. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Commercial Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,039 - $146,799
$47K
$84K
$150K
MEDIAN: $84,055
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50%
90%

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$11.15 - $19.26
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$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.36
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$0$152K
Salary $47,039 - $146,799
Bonus $988 - $28,993
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,200
Commission $1,375
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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$28,656 - $152,892
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 288
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $11.15 - $19.26
Overtime $14.22 - $27.34
Annual Data $0$152K
Bonus $988 - $28,993
Commission $1,375
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,200
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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$28,656 - $152,892
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 106

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Job Description for Commercial Manager

A commercial manager fills a non-technical, business-oriented position within a company. Their main function is to oversee revenue and expenses used to create financial returns. This mostly is done through policy-level work, creating rules or practices to determine the steps that the business takes when conducting commercial business.

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Commercial Manager Tasks

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, creating new contracts and updating as conditions or tariffs change.
  • Use analytics to create action plans for business growth.
  • Oversee and direct contractors, staff, suppliers and carriers to ensure timely results.
  • Procure and obtain materials and supplies for ongoing and one-time projects.
  • Develop pricing structures and risk assessments for products to lead commercial efforts.

Commercial Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Commercial Manager


Although General Electric (GE) Energy boasts the highest average salary in town at $97K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $78K or as much as $136K.

Popular Skills for Commercial Manager


Survey results imply that Commercial Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Lucky workers who know Financial Analysis can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 83 percent above average. Contract Management and Pricing are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 42 percent and 83 percent. Those listing People Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Customer Relations also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Contract Negotiation are, more often than not, also skilled in Pricing.

Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Manager

Pay by Experience for a Commercial Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Commercial Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 116 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Commercial Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Commercial Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 118 salaries. A Commercial Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 59 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,076

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Commercial Managers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Commercial Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+66 percent), Houston (+42 percent), Miami (+42 percent), and Austin (+24 percent). The lowest-paying market is Detroit, which sits 6 percent below the national average.

Commercial Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Commercial Manager?

Commercial Manager in Detroit:
"Stress level, managing members, instructing."
Pros: Instructing individuals during a crisis and supporting the customer.
Cons: The daily whiners who complain over nothing important.

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Key Stats for Commercial Manager

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Commercial Manager Salaries

▲33%

▲17%

National Average
$75,000

▼5%

▼35%

Skills That Affect Commercial Manager Salaries

Financial Analysis
▲76%

Pricing
▲37%

Contract Management
▲37%


Commercial
▲29%

Proposal Writing
▲23%

Sales
▲16%

Operations Management
▲16%

National Average
$75,000




Customer Relations
▼23%


People Management
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 17%
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