Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salary

Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $119K) surpassing six figures annually. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing. Ranging between $49K near the bottom and $240K near the top, total earnings can include up to $60K from bonuses and up to $25K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $81K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are more male Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 61 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$55,544 - $202,214
$56K
$120K
$200K
MEDIAN: $118,171
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$11.33 - $33.94
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MEDIAN: $18.82
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$0$247K
Salary $55,544 - $202,214
Bonus $3,964 - $63,192
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $60,000
Commission $2,909 - $51,521
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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$52,795 - $247,007
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 366
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.33 - $33.94
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$247K
Bonus $3,964 - $63,192
Commission $2,909 - $51,521
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $60,000
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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$52,795 - $247,007
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

Job Description for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing

The managing director of sales and marketing often is responsible for planning sales, marketing, and product development projects, as well as guiding their implementation over the short- and long-term. The managing director often performs some outreach and sales duties themselves, although they more often directs the work of subordinates. This job is usually performed in an office setting, although the managing director sometimes will travel to job locations away from their home office.

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Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Tasks

  • Plan and set the marketing and sales direction and strategy.
  • Act as subject matter expert to senior leadership on issues relating to sales and marketing.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning, budget development and expenditures toward achievement of objectives.
  • Oversee the competitive positioning of the organization; including the analysis and collection of market data.
  • Develop objectives and policies for the sales and marketing department, and measurements.

Common Career Paths for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing


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Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Chief Executive Officer. The latter position pays an average of $170K annually. A Marketing Director role is the most common promotion for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $80K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing is a VP of Sales & Marketing position, where earnings are usually $135K.

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Popular Skills for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing


Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Business Development, Marketing Management, and Strategic Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Business Development tend to be well versed in Operations Management and Strategic Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing

Pay by Experience for a Managing Director, Sales & Marketing has a positive trend. An entry-level Managing Director, Sales & Marketing with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 84 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Managing Director, Sales & Marketing with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Managing Director, Sales & Marketing which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $149,000 based on 187 salaries. A Managing Director, Sales & Marketing with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $161,000 based on 94 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $130,017

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

For Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 66 percent above the national average. Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+23 percent) and Los Angeles (+22 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Boston Managing Directors of Sales & Marketing earning much less — 49 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 47 percent less in Orlando and 41 percent less in Raleigh, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Managing Director, Sales & Marketing?

Managing Director, Sales & Marketing in Miami:
"City Culture."
Pros: The weather and international scope of the city.
Cons: Not enough art museums.

Managing Director, Sales & Marketing in Boston:
"Management."
Pros: Freedom, challenging, ability to learn new things and have direct impact.
Cons: Stress level, pay.

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Key Stats for Managing Director, Sales & Marketing

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
27%

Experience Affects Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries

▲24%

▲14%

National Average
$130,000

▼26%

▼54%

Skills That Affect Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 18%