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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,250
25th Percentile Wage
$86,810
50th Percentile Wage
$125,290
75th Percentile Wage
$174,570
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 $174,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $125,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $61,250. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 185% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of marketing and sales managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$125,290
1.88% 11.93%
2016
$122,930
2.97% -
2015
$119,280
2.34% -
2014
$116,490
2.49% -
2013
$113,590
2.86% -
2012
$110,340
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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 $147,430. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $89,420).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$147,430
Finance and Insurance
$146,360
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$142,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$137,810
Utilities
$134,690
Mining
$132,230
Manufacturing
$129,950
Wholesale Trade
$121,940
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$118,220
Construction
$115,500
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$112,710
Transportation and Warehousing
$108,660
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$106,760
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$105,370
Health Care and Social Assistance
$100,030
Educational Services
$99,470
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$92,310
Retail Trade
$90,980
Accommodation and Food Services
$90,720
Federal, State, and Local Government
$89,420



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