Entry-Level National Sales Manager Salary

Entry-Level National Sales Managers pull down an average of $60K per year. Cash earnings of Entry-Level National Sales Managers can occasionally include $24K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $41K to almost $106K. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Entry-Level National Sales Managers are male. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. For the most part, Entry-Level National Sales Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,551 - $91,900
$40K
$61K
$92K
MEDIAN: $60,782
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50%
90%

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$13.53 - $20.27
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$17
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MEDIAN: $16.66
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$0$104K
Salary $39,551 - $91,900
Bonus $1,008 - $24,961
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,000
Commission $0.00 - $35,000
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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$41,694 - $104,030
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 400
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $13.53 - $20.27
Overtime $27.98
Annual Data $0$104K
Bonus $1,008 - $24,961
Commission $0.00 - $35,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,000
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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$41,694 - $104,030
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

National Sales Manager Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,102

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level National Sales Managers, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level National Sales Managers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+26 percent), Denver (+19 percent), Salt Lake City (+19 percent), and Atlanta (+15 percent). Compared to the national average, St. Louis Entry-Level National Sales Managers have considerably lower salaries, 29 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Las Vegas (13 percent lower) and Los Angeles (4 percent lower).

National Sales Manager Advice

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

National Sales Manager in California:
"How challenging, how competitive, and how rewarding it is!"
The ERP market space is truly a complex, challenging and very competitive environment. There are many variables required to be an effective National Sales Manager in the ERP space. Above all, you need a high degree of emotional intelligence, the skills of an exceptionally good leader and the mind of a strategist and tactician. On the macro level you must have the ability to structure an effective Business strategy which takes into consideration the companies strengths and weaknesses relative to the target market needs and other competitors occupying the space. On the micro level you must have a clear eye in identifying "capable" sales talent and you must have the ability to manage and lead this talent. I truly believe to be effective in this area you must understand the ERP industry, you must posses outstanding sales and communication skills. You must be able to "walk the talk" add value to the sales process, inspire and teach this talent in areas of weakness.

National Sales Manager in West Des Moines:
"A Niche within a niche."
The EcoSmart Fire / Brown Jordan Fires products are a premium priced fire marketed towards your higher than average income buyer. Built with design as one of the main lures to the product, the product has a challenging relationship with value as the price doesn't always reflect the longevity and performance you would receive with a less expensive item. The company culture is better than average and the US-CEO is an amazing person who is very fair, loyal and well liked by his people. It's an easy company to work in, they ALWAYS strive to do the right thing in EVERY case. They also go the extra mile to bring different types of training to the company to help you become a more well-rounded employee. To excel at this job you need to be an extremely talented hunter who is able to identify new clients in all sub-channels of the business. You need to be equally strong at servicing the accounts and nurturing them through the training, merchandising, selling and re-ordering process.

National Sales Manager in Huntington Beach:
"Be ready for anything."
You need to be prepared for any situation that arises.

National Sales Manager in Kansas City:
"IMPORTANT TO NEGOTIATE FIRST."
NEED TO DOUBLE THINK ANY UP COMING EFFORT DO NOT TRUST ALL CORPORATIONS.

National Sales Manager in Wilmington:
"Broad background."
Get experience with budgets, people management, sales strategies.

National Sales Manager in Detroit:
"Get to meet as many quality persons as you can."
Relationships are trump; customer, prospect, other vendors and competitors.

National Sales Manager in Atlanta:
"Food Business Recession Proof."
The Food Business is moderately Recession Proof, however, I would advise the operations side as opposed to sales.

Key Stats for National Sales Manager

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
30%

Skills That Affect National Sales Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲10%

Budget Management
▲7%

Technical Sales
▲5%

Leadership
▲1%

Strategic Sales
▼0%

National Average
$68,000

Business Development
▼1%


Account Sales
▼2%


Negotiation
▼6%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼7%

Training
▼7%


Project Management
▼8%

Product Marketing
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 17%