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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Sales Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,790
25th Percentile Wage
$79,420
50th Percentile Wage
$117,960
75th Percentile Wage
$168,300
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 $168,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $117,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,790. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 201% 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 sales managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016117,9603.48%10.77%
2015113,8602.81%-
2014110,6601.92%-
2013108,5403.02%-
2012105,260--

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 $151,030. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $76,740).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$151,030
Information
$143,090
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$141,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$129,850
Mining
$127,680
Utilities
$127,000
Manufacturing
$122,610
Wholesale Trade
$119,900
Construction
$117,030
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$108,510
Health Care and Social Assistance
$105,690
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$103,820
Transportation and Warehousing
$102,800
Educational Services
$101,100
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$98,330
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$97,100
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$93,450
Retail Trade
$85,770
Accommodation and Food Services
$81,660
Federal, State, and Local Government
$76,740

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 $47,080 to $182,030. The highest paying state for sales managers is New York with a median annual salary of $182,030. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $47,080. 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
$182,030
Delaware
$162,080
Virginia
$155,790
New Jersey
$140,300
Rhode Island
$137,700
Maryland
$136,980
Connecticut
$136,860
Colorado
$135,870
Massachusetts
$132,750
Pennsylvania
$132,270
Texas
$131,550
New Hampshire
$131,440
North Carolina
$125,100
Florida
$121,550
Michigan
$121,410
South Dakota
$117,830
Missouri
$117,190
District of Columbia
$116,130
Georgia
$115,920
Wisconsin
$115,620
Maine
$115,390
Minnesota
$115,240
Ohio
$114,930
Vermont
$113,050
Washington
$112,340
Illinois
$110,850
California
$109,870
Kansas
$109,780
Alabama
$109,210
Oregon
$104,930
Kentucky
$103,410
Wyoming
$102,750
Indiana
$101,450
Arkansas
$100,730
North Dakota
$100,190
Utah
$98,790
Idaho
$98,770
South Carolina
$96,840
Iowa
$93,760
Arizona
$92,420
Nebraska
$91,570
Alaska
$89,600
Nevada
$89,140
West Virginia
$89,020
Tennessee
$88,270
Montana
$87,850
Louisiana
$87,640
New Mexico
$81,240
Oklahoma
$80,760
Mississippi
$79,560
Hawaii
$70,010
Virgin Islands
$69,440
Puerto Rico
$69,230
Guam
$47,080


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