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Sales Manager Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of sales managers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare sales manager salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Sales Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage
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Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sales managers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) sales managers is $162,380. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $122,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid sales managers is $66,440.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of sales managers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Sales Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of sales managers in 106 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for sales manager occupations is the computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing industry with an annual salary $154,260. The lowest paying industry is the tobacco manufacturing industry (annual salary $76,820). For detailed sales manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Apparel Manufacturing
Textile Mills
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
Fabric Mills
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Textile Furnishings Mills
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Hardware Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Footwear Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Animal Food Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Textile Product Mills
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
Other Textile Product Mills
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Beverage Manufacturing
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Tobacco Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


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