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Sales Manager Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for sales managers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of sales managers among California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Sales Managers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,610
25th Percentile Wage
$68,550
50th Percentile Wage
$111,750
75th Percentile Wage
$169,390
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sales managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $169,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $111,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,610.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of sales managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$111,750
1.68% -2.42%
2016
$109,870
-1.83% -
2015
$111,880
-2.07% -
2014
$114,200
-4.20% -
2013
$119,000
3.82% -
2012
$114,450
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Sales Managers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of sales managers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of sales managers in state of California ranges from $53,820 to $149,070. The highest paying area for sales managers in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $149,070. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $140,900). The lowest paying area is Vallejo-Fairfield with a median annual salary of $53,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$149,070
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$140,900
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$135,550
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$131,970
Napa
$124,240
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$115,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$110,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$105,270
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$104,890
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$102,850
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$101,070
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$97,990
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$97,630
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$95,290
Merced
$93,480
Visalia-Porterville
$92,780
Stockton
$92,060
Bakersfield-Delano
$87,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$87,280
Fresno
$86,570
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$81,870
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$80,750
Madera-Chowchilla
$79,020
Modesto
$78,080
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$76,400
Yuba City
$75,680
Redding
$75,080
Hanford-Corcoran
$69,640
Salinas
$63,280
El Centro
$63,180
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$61,770
Chico
$56,780
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$56,550
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$54,270
Vallejo-Fairfield
$53,820




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