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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Sales Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$160,520
50th Percentile Wage
$110,660
25th Percentile Wage
$74,470
10th Percentile Wage
$53,620

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 $160,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $110,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,620. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 199% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $110,660 1.95%
2013 $108,540 3.12%
2012 $105,260 3.56%
2011 $101,640 3.16%
2010 $98,530 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for sales managers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 12.31%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 3.12%. We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 3.56% in 2012 and a relatively large growth of 3.16% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of 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 4. Sales Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of sales managers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. 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 $143,190. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $73,030).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$143,190
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$141,400
Information
$135,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$121,470
Utilities
$120,020
Wholesale Trade
$116,260
Manufacturing
$114,870
Mining
$112,590
Construction
$107,710
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$106,170
Health Care and Social Assistance
$101,680
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$100,450
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$100,290
Educational Services
$99,360
Transportation and Warehousing
$97,150
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$92,360
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$89,450
Retail Trade
$78,440
Federal, State, and Local Government
$73,730
Accommodation and Food Services
$73,030

Table 5. 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 $46,520 to $167,240. The highest paying state for sales managers is New York with a median annual salary of $167,240. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $46,520. 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
$167,240
Delaware
$150,800
New Jersey
$134,120
Virginia
$133,890
Massachusetts
$130,670
Connecticut
$125,260
Rhode Island
$124,790
Texas
$124,230
Maryland
$122,820
New Hampshire
$119,800
Florida
$117,310
Pennsylvania
$116,720
Colorado
$116,650
North Carolina
$116,230
California
$114,200
South Dakota
$113,420
District of Columbia
$113,210
Georgia
$112,920
Minnesota
$106,950
Michigan
$106,820
Washington
$106,430
Ohio
$105,700
Wisconsin
$102,430
Illinois
$102,360
Alabama
$101,750
Kansas
$96,770
Oregon
$96,480
Missouri
$96,370
Utah
$96,360
Maine
$95,420
Indiana
$94,320
Nebraska
$93,850
Kentucky
$93,420
Vermont
$92,930
Iowa
$92,310
South Carolina
$91,770
Arkansas
$91,570
Arizona
$90,370
North Dakota
$89,930
Nevada
$87,050
Louisiana
$85,310
Oklahoma
$85,310
Wyoming
$82,260
Idaho
$81,810
Tennessee
$81,500
New Mexico
$78,770
West Virginia
$78,700
Montana
$76,470
Mississippi
$74,160
Virgin Islands
$71,210
Hawaii
$70,820
Puerto Rico
$68,280
Guam
$46,520


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