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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 $180,450, New York is the highest paying state for sales managers. It is followed by Delaware (average annual salary $169,670). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$180,450
$92,810 21,420
2 Delaware
$169,670
$99,670 1,020
3 Virginia
$155,960
$69,750 5,330
4 New Jersey
$147,280
$81,260 13,150
5 Rhode Island
$144,830
$65,300 800
6 Colorado
$142,950
$76,050 4,870
7 Pennsylvania
$139,630
$70,050 7,940
8 New Hampshire
$136,750
$72,520 1,550
9 Maryland
$135,740
$74,040 5,870
10 Massachusetts
$130,020
$72,250 15,820
11 Texas
$129,200
$66,680 24,410
12 Connecticut
$128,600
$73,220 6,870
13 North Carolina
$127,260
$63,830 6,710
14 Michigan
$125,740
$68,040 9,770
15 Wisconsin
$122,230
$73,310 4,940
16 Washington
$121,070
$66,030 7,760
17 Minnesota
$120,510
$66,700 11,950
18 Georgia
$120,030
$61,340 15,750
19 District of Columbia
$119,980
$62,380 1,170
20 Maine
$119,490
$65,710 1,010
21 Missouri
$119,290
$54,110 5,660
22 Kansas
$119,210
$67,770 2,780
23 Ohio
$118,320
$65,110 10,830
24 South Dakota
$117,880
$79,980 310
25 Illinois
$113,680
$56,560 24,380
26 Florida
$112,320
$56,350 16,490
27 California
$111,750
$46,610 73,110
28 Alabama
$111,680
$61,630 2,220
29 Indiana
$111,440
$56,690 5,590
30 Oregon
$108,840
$54,800 5,710
31 South Carolina
$106,100
$50,420 3,540
32 Kentucky
$105,100
$49,610 3,740
33 Vermont
$104,100
$57,330 550
34 North Dakota
$103,210
$67,500 610
35 Iowa
$101,080
$58,100 3,150
36 Utah
$100,580
$57,260 4,170
37 Montana
$97,350
$44,170 210
38 Arkansas
$96,700
$50,000 2,270
39 Arizona
$96,440
$47,370 11,100
40 Wyoming
$96,390
$63,210 210
41 Tennessee
$94,830
$49,050 7,360
42 West Virginia
$93,460
$52,940 740
43 Alaska
$92,520
$51,350 490
44 Idaho
$92,200
$49,050 1,800
45 Nebraska
$90,870
$49,410 1,990
46 New Mexico
$89,940
$55,830 1,110
47 Mississippi
$89,260
$51,010 1,350
48 Nevada
$89,140
$48,880 3,330
49 Louisiana
$88,680
$52,420 3,020
50 Oklahoma
$85,430
$49,770 3,450
51 Hawaii
$80,950
$45,060 2,020
52 Puerto Rico
$76,730
$40,940 1,840
53 Virgin Islands
$69,440
$46,670 120
54 Guam
$46,750
$22,920 310
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