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Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales manager salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,680
25th Percentile Wage
$94,510
50th Percentile Wage
$136,350
75th Percentile Wage
$188,810
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers is $188,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $136,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers is $66,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016136,3500.38%6.09%
2015135,830-0.14%-
2014136,0202.15%-
2013133,1003.79%-
2012128,050--

Compare Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in 15 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales manager occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $156,570. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $115,730). For detailed advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$156,570
Scientific Research and Development Services
$155,390
Specialized Design Services
$142,610
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$142,350
Legal Services
$138,350
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$136,350
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$132,140
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$131,030
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$130,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$130,560
Engineering Services
$130,020
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$127,260
Testing Laboratories
$127,030
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$124,620
Photographic Services
$115,730

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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