Average Sales Director Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Sales Director is $103,876

Base Salary
$58k - $164k
$4k - $51k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $20k
$8k - $69k
Total Pay
$57k - $196k
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What Do Sales Directors Do?

Sales Director Tasks
  • Direct the management staff in meeting sales objectives and goals.
  • Plan, direct and implement sales programs for one or more of the company's product line.
  • Develop, forecast and monitor budget and utilize operational resources.
  • Maintain contact with key markets and customers, while maximizing potential volume.
  • Plans and directs sales force activities to maximize profit from all segments of the market.
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How do Sales Directors Rate Their Jobs?

3.9 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 253 responses, the job of Sales Director has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.91 out of 5. On average, Sales Directors are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Sales Directors

What is the highest pay for Sales Directors?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Sales Director is $164k / year

What is the lowest pay for Sales Directors?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Sales Director is $58k / year

How can Sales Directors increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Sales Director is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Sales Director that oversees more junior Sales Directors, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.