Average Director of Sales Salary

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The average salary for a Director of Sales is $89,713.
MEDIAN $89,713
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$46k - $148k
$3k - $49k
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$498 - $24k
$6k - $67k
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$47k - $180k

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Job Description for Director of Sales

Director of Sales Tasks
  • Plans and directs sales force activities to maximize profit from all segments of the market.
  • Responsible for maximizing the potential sales volume of all segments of the market.
The top respondents for the job title Director of Sales are from the companies Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn. Reported salaries are highest at Hilton Corporation where the average pay is $65,002. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Marriott International, Inc. and Courtyard by Marriott, earning around $61,000 and $58,190, respectively. Holiday Inn Express pays the lowest at around $42,494. Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $49,400 and $50,028, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Director of Sales

Skills in Sales Management, Business Development, Strategic Sales and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Sales

An entry-level Director of Sales with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,569 based on 158 salaries. An early career Director of Sales with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,133 based on 743 salaries. A mid-career Director of Sales with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,030 based on 1,081 salaries. An experienced Director of Sales with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,282 based on 1,625 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $109,012.
Employees with Director of Sales in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 31.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (25.3% more) and New York, New York (24.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (2.8% less).

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