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Marketing and Sales Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of marketing and sales managers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of marketing and sales managers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of marketing and sales managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The marketing and sales managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Marketing and Sales Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,280
25th Percentile Wage
$84,270
50th Percentile Wage
$122,930
75th Percentile Wage
$172,390
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for marketing and sales managers. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $172,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $122,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,280. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 190% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of marketing and sales managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016122,9302.97%10.24%
2015119,2802.34%-
2014116,4902.49%-
2013113,5902.86%-
2012110,340--

Table 2. Marketing and Sales Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of marketing and sales managers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for marketing and sales managers occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $146,360. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $84,640).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$146,360
Finance and Insurance
$144,900
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$140,150
Mining
$135,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$134,440
Utilities
$131,510
Manufacturing
$127,650
Wholesale Trade
$121,360
Construction
$113,970
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$111,250
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$105,640
Transportation and Warehousing
$104,280
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$100,450
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$100,190
Educational Services
$97,790
Health Care and Social Assistance
$96,010
Federal, State, and Local Government
$89,800
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$89,770
Retail Trade
$87,440
Accommodation and Food Services
$84,640


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