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Highest Paying Industries for Marketing and Sales Managers

The top 100 highest paying industries for marketing and sales managers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $181,860, securities and commodity exchanges is the highest paying industry for marketing and sales managers. It is followed by securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage industry (average annual salary $179,070). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of marketing and sales managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Marketing and Sales Managers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$181,860
190
2 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$179,070
5,610
3 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$175,150
10,660
4 Other Financial Investment Activities
$170,820
4,860
5 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$157,090
5,130
6 Other Information Services
$156,360
5,920
7 Scientific Research and Development Services
$156,070
5,380
8 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$154,970
3,060
9 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$153,530
780
10 Oil and Gas Extraction
$151,890
730
11 Software Publishers
$148,410
7,190
12 Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$147,170
70
13 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$147,030
4,140
14 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$146,270
2,040
15 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$145,820
40
16 Specialized Design Services
$145,110
860
17 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$144,790
2,090
18 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$144,420
23,080
19 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$143,690
1,000
20 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$142,390
14,670
21 Pipeline Transportation
$141,570
90
22 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$141,550
9,560
23 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$141,340
2,680
24 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$141,240
5,580
25 Other Investment Pools and Funds
$140,030
60
26 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$139,920
1,540
27 Information
$139,320
36,290
28 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$139,250
850
29 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$139,190
5,130
30 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$139,080
71,190
31 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$138,370
3,030
32 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$138,240
7,710
33 Telecommunications
$137,730
8,820
34 Finance and Insurance
$137,630
48,800
35 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$137,590
2,850
36 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$137,390
4,490
37 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$137,230
12,780
38 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$136,230
110
39 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$134,260
3,930
40 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$134,040
250
41 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$133,660
5,530
42 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$132,950
350
43 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$132,610
220
44 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$132,420
2,600
45 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$132,390
17,630
46 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$132,220
13,010
47 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$131,790
270
48 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$131,530
650
49 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$131,110
3,300
50 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$131,050
290
51 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$130,980
21,340
52 Legal Services
$130,760
1,620
53 Chemical Manufacturing
$130,680
6,110
54 Textile Furnishings Mills
$130,520
160
55 Engineering Services
$130,500
4,200
56 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$130,460
50
57 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$129,990
60
58 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$129,950
2,510
59 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$129,690
730
60 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$129,450
3,800
61 Other Insurance Related Activities
$129,370
2,130
62 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$129,140
4,470
63 Footwear Manufacturing
$128,930
90
64 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$128,520
3,390
65 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$128,180
5,770
66 Insurance Carriers
$127,880
13,630
67 Testing Laboratories
$127,630
700
68 Natural Gas Distribution
$127,460
430
69 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$127,340
4,700
70 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$127,170
65,050
71 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$127,010
1,230
72 Mining
$126,860
1,820
73 Radio Broadcasting
$126,450
1,510
74 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$126,450
19,110
75 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$126,390
16,660
76 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$126,390
3,620
77 Television Broadcasting
$126,360
2,110
78 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$125,590
4,820
79 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$125,540
7,160
80 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$125,200
5,040
81 Paper Manufacturing
$125,180
1,430
82 Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$124,620
1,630
83 Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$124,530
160
84 Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$124,270
1,470
85 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$123,740
570
86 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$123,300
180
87 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$123,150
5,980
88 Other Food Manufacturing
$122,830
1,110
89 Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$122,790
160
90 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$122,240
680
91 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$122,230
190
92 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$121,410
1,110
93 Utilities
$120,350
1,690
94 Manufacturing
$120,330
69,270
95 Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
$120,310
50
96 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$120,200
450
97 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$119,750
1,310
98 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$119,590
1,150
99 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$119,420
42,870
100 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$119,310
720