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Sales Manager Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Sales Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,870
25th Percentile Wage
$100,690
50th Percentile Wage
$143,210
75th Percentile Wage
$193,910
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for 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) sales managers is $193,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $143,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid sales managers is $70,870.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of sales managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$143,210
1.32% 7.28%
2016
$141,320
-0.10% -
2015
$141,460
0.04% -
2014
$141,400
3.13% -
2013
$136,980
3.07% -
2012
$132,780
- -

Compare Sales Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of 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 sales manager occupations is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry with an annual salary $176,140. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $125,700). For detailed sales manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$176,140
Scientific Research and Development Services
$161,580
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$160,950
Legal Services
$147,870
Engineering Services
$145,340
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$145,120
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$144,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$143,210
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$140,660
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$139,730
Specialized Design Services
$138,450
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$129,840
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$128,400
Testing Laboratories
$127,520
Photographic Services
$125,700

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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