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Highest Paying States for Sales Managers

The highest paying states for 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 of sales managers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $182,030, New York is the highest paying state for sales managers. It is followed by Delaware (average annual salary $162,080). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of sales managers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Sales Managers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New York
$182,030
$88,490 20,170
2 Delaware
$162,080
$95,150 860
3 Virginia
$155,790
$67,630 5,360
4 New Jersey
$140,300
$79,960 12,840
5 Rhode Island
$137,700
$66,450 850
6 Maryland
$136,980
$74,040 5,230
7 Connecticut
$136,860
$74,540 7,040
8 Colorado
$135,870
$71,040 4,570
9 Massachusetts
$132,750
$70,640 14,860
10 Pennsylvania
$132,270
$65,880 8,930
11 Texas
$131,550
$68,330 22,310
12 New Hampshire
$131,440
$70,990 1,750
13 North Carolina
$125,100
$62,560 6,750
14 Florida
$121,550
$64,710 13,560
15 Michigan
$121,410
$65,470 10,090
16 South Dakota
$117,830
$73,760 300
17 Missouri
$117,190
$52,580 5,480
18 District of Columbia
$116,130
$57,770 1,180
19 Georgia
$115,920
$54,530 15,460
20 Wisconsin
$115,620
$66,300 5,730
21 Maine
$115,390
$66,040 980
22 Minnesota
$115,240
$59,990 12,590
23 Ohio
$114,930
$64,480 11,410
24 Vermont
$113,050
$59,270 480
25 Washington
$112,340
$61,450 7,390
26 Illinois
$110,850
$53,970 24,150
27 California
$109,870
$45,210 69,180
28 Kansas
$109,780
$60,400 3,250
29 Alabama
$109,210
$59,970 2,510
30 Oregon
$104,930
$52,200 6,220
31 Kentucky
$103,410
$52,360 3,420
32 Wyoming
$102,750
$62,980 180
33 Indiana
$101,450
$54,130 5,770
34 Arkansas
$100,730
$52,550 2,650
35 North Dakota
$100,190
$56,940 710
36 Utah
$98,790
$54,970 3,360
37 Idaho
$98,770
$49,100 2,200
38 South Carolina
$96,840
$48,870 3,540
39 Iowa
$93,760
$54,950 3,350
40 Arizona
$92,420
$45,190 10,650
41 Nebraska
$91,570
$55,060 1,930
42 Alaska
$89,600
$53,300 400
43 Nevada
$89,140
$48,880 3,350
44 West Virginia
$89,020
$53,170 600
45 Tennessee
$88,270
$45,580 8,890
46 Montana
$87,850
$43,570 190
47 Louisiana
$87,640
$48,520 3,560
48 New Mexico
$81,240
$53,240 1,200
49 Oklahoma
$80,760
$49,790 3,890
50 Mississippi
$79,560
$45,510 1,460
51 Hawaii
$70,010
$41,520 2,470
52 Virgin Islands
$69,440
$46,670 70
53 Puerto Rico
$69,230
$36,490 1,850
54 Guam
$47,080
$22,520 290
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