Entry-Level Marketing Director Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Marketing Directors lies in the neighborhood of $54K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Marketing Directors, overall income ranges from $31K near the bottom to $92K at the top; this can include more than $16K from bonuses and more than $17K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and approximately half claim dental coverage as well. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Marketing Directors (66 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,715 - $93,453
$36K
$55K
$93K
MEDIAN: $54,676
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$10.98 - $24.32
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$24
MEDIAN: $16.52
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$0$93K
Salary $35,715 - $93,453
Bonus $101.74 - $18,169
Profit Sharing $99.67 - $18,789
Commission $1,014 - $21,639
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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$31,260 - $93,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,991
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.98 - $24.32
Hourly Tips $0.83
Overtime $15.44 - $33.46
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $101.74 - $18,169
Commission $1,014 - $21,639
Profit Sharing $99.67 - $18,789
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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$31,260 - $93,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 441

Marketing Director Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,850

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Marketing Directors, 76 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Marketing Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+53 percent), Boston (+51 percent), Seattle (+35 percent), and Denver (+20 percent). In Columbus, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (7 percent lower) and Dallas (5 percent lower).

Marketing Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Marketing Director in Houston:
"Put yourself first."
As you accept the position, negotiate for the new salary then. Also, make sure you understanding your budget and what resources will be supported you.

Marketing Director in Dallas:
"Bad senior management."
Stay away from fossil.

Marketing Director in Chicago:
"Take Tisks."
Focus visible strategic results.

Marketing Director in Frisco:
"Don't Sweat The Small Stuff."
Focus on growing your people and they will become a strong team.

Marketing Director in New York:
"You don't get paid well for the responsibility & grief."
Become a government worker.

Marketing Director in Hammond:
"Manage up, down and all around."
Working with a large team, it is important to manage up, down, across and all around. Learn how to work with and around all personality types and still be successful.

Marketing Director in Ames:
"Many hats."
Although my degree is a fine arts degree I have had an interest in the marketing and advertisement industry and have really grown in that area. I think with my knowledge and skill level fro graphic design, Interior Design and Marketing I have found that the housing industry is a great place I can use all my skills effectively.

Key Stats for Marketing Director

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 455 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
32%
20 years or more
0%

Skills That Affect Marketing Director Salaries


Product Marketing
▲10%




National Average
$52,000


Branding
▼2%

Market Research
▼2%


▼6%






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 455 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 28%