Average Marketing Director Salary

$87,590
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,051
Bonus
$9,741
Commission
$5,057
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The average salary for a Marketing Director is $87,590.
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$48k
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$88k
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$150k
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$48k - $150k
Bonus
$1k - $30k
Profit Sharing
$983 - $24k
Commission
$1k - $29k
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$43k - $164k
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What Do Marketing Directors Do?

Marketing Director Tasks
  • Direct, plan and oversee the marketing strategies of the organization's products and services.
  • Maintain awareness in market changes and adjust marketing strategies accordingly.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning, staff and advertising budget development.
  • Act as subject matter expert to leadership on issues relating to effective marketing.

Job Satisfaction for Marketing Director

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The top respondents for the job title Marketing Director are from the companies Chick-Fil-A Inc, YMCA and Microsoft Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Medtronic, Inc. where the average pay is $188,857. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and The Walt Disney Company, earning around $173,055 and $127,617, respectively. Chick-Fil-A Inc pays the lowest at around $35,375. YMCA and North Oaks Health System also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $54,095 and $81,058, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Marketing Directors?

Skills in Strategic Marketing and Marketing Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Online Marketing, Branding and Marketing Communications.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Marketing Directors?

An entry-level Marketing Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,006 based on 140 salaries. An early career Marketing Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,530 based on 2,556 salaries. A mid-career Marketing Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,233 based on 4,331 salaries. An experienced Marketing Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,273 based on 6,315 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $109,599.
Employees with Marketing Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 61.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (35.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (33.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 15,789 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.9%
Early Career
16.2%
Mid Career
27.4%
Experienced
40.0%
Late Career
15.5%