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Sales Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of sales managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of sales managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The 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. Sales Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,590
25th Percentile Wage
$82,490
50th Percentile Wage
$121,060
75th Percentile Wage
$170,790
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sales managers. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $170,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $121,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,590. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 196% 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 sales managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$121,060
2.56% 13.05%
2016
$117,960
3.48% -
2015
$113,860
2.81% -
2014
$110,660
1.92% -
2013
$108,540
3.02% -
2012
$105,260
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Table 2. Sales Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of 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 sales managers occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $152,590. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $76,620).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$152,590
Information
$145,570
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$143,210
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$134,510
Utilities
$129,060
Manufacturing
$126,880
Mining
$125,400
Wholesale Trade
$121,050
Construction
$118,110
Health Care and Social Assistance
$112,040
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$109,420
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$106,700
Transportation and Warehousing
$106,570
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$103,990
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$100,490
Educational Services
$98,900
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$91,420
Retail Trade
$89,380
Accommodation and Food Services
$88,310
Federal, State, and Local Government
$76,620

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Sales Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only sales managers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of sales managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $46,750 to $180,450. The highest paying state for sales managers is New York with a median annual salary of $180,450. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $46,750. For more salary information of sales managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$180,450
Delaware
$169,670
Virginia
$155,960
New Jersey
$147,280
Rhode Island
$144,830
Colorado
$142,950
Pennsylvania
$139,630
New Hampshire
$136,750
Maryland
$135,740
Massachusetts
$130,020
Texas
$129,200
Connecticut
$128,600
North Carolina
$127,260
Michigan
$125,740
Wisconsin
$122,230
Washington
$121,070
Minnesota
$120,510
Georgia
$120,030
District of Columbia
$119,980
Maine
$119,490
Missouri
$119,290
Kansas
$119,210
Ohio
$118,320
South Dakota
$117,880
Illinois
$113,680
Florida
$112,320
California
$111,750
Alabama
$111,680
Indiana
$111,440
Oregon
$108,840
South Carolina
$106,100
Kentucky
$105,100
Vermont
$104,100
North Dakota
$103,210
Iowa
$101,080
Utah
$100,580
Montana
$97,350
Arkansas
$96,700
Arizona
$96,440
Wyoming
$96,390
Tennessee
$94,830
West Virginia
$93,460
Alaska
$92,520
Idaho
$92,200
Nebraska
$90,870
New Mexico
$89,940
Mississippi
$89,260
Nevada
$89,140
Louisiana
$88,680
Oklahoma
$85,430
Hawaii
$80,950
Puerto Rico
$76,730
Virgin Islands
$69,440
Guam
$46,750



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