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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$164,660
50th Percentile Wage
$116,490
25th Percentile Wage
$79,590
10th Percentile Wage
$56,670

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 $164,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $116,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,670. We 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.

Table 2. Average Salary of Marketing and Sales Managers vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Advertising and Promotions Managers
$96,720
Marketing and Sales Managers
$116,490
Marketing Managers
$127,130
Sales Managers
$110,660
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$101,510

Table 3. 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 3. 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 $139,320. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $75,990).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$139,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$139,080
Finance and Insurance
$137,630
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$127,170
Mining
$126,860
Utilities
$120,350
Manufacturing
$120,330
Wholesale Trade
$117,950
Construction
$106,980
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$105,490
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$103,150
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$99,390
Transportation and Warehousing
$99,290
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$97,550
Educational Services
$94,500
Health Care and Social Assistance
$88,100
Federal, State, and Local Government
$86,620
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$86,050
Retail Trade
$79,580
Accommodation and Food Services
$75,990


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