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Marketing Manager Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Marketing Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,370
25th Percentile Wage
$76,030
50th Percentile Wage
$108,860
75th Percentile Wage
$158,300
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for marketing managers in the industry sector of retail trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) marketing managers is $158,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $108,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid marketing managers is $55,370.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of marketing managers in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$108,860
-5.59% -2.65%
2016
$114,950
0.14% -
2015
$114,790
-0.82% -
2014
$115,730
2.88% -
2013
$112,400
0.59% -
2012
$111,740
- -

Compare Marketing Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of marketing managers in 32 industries in the retail trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for marketing manager occupations is the other miscellaneous store retailers industry with an annual salary $136,740. The lowest paying industry is the specialty food stores industry (annual salary $57,110). For detailed marketing manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$136,740
Home Furnishings Stores
$127,450
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$125,990
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$123,470
Nonstore Retailers
$121,520
Health and Personal Care Stores
$121,260
Health and Personal Care Stores
$121,260
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$121,190
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$120,110
Clothing Stores
$120,060
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$119,510
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$113,710
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$110,070
General Merchandise Stores
$105,270
Direct Selling Establishments
$104,740
Furniture Stores
$104,520
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$104,300
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$104,300
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$103,820
Sporting Goods Stores
$103,300
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$102,730
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$102,330
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$100,910
Grocery Stores
$96,240
Automobile Dealers
$91,790
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$91,610
Other General Merchandise Stores
$89,950
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$84,150
Food and Beverage Stores
$71,700
Food and Beverage Stores
$71,270
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$70,290
Specialty Food Stores
$57,110

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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