Sales manager earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Sales manager salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New York $198,390
New Jersey $164,017
North Carolina $147,690
Massachusetts $151,010
Connecticut $152,760
Maryland $147,530
Delaware $161,000
Virginia $160,640
Georgia $136,799
Rhode Island $150,250
Florida $125,050
Oregon $126,340
Texas $128,887
Illinois $127,788
New Hampshire $142,020
South Carolina $118,750
California $116,020
Colorado $128,591
Michigan $131,210
Washington $128,490
Vermont $113,220
Wisconsin $126,260
Ohio $121,120
Missouri $123,760
District of Columbia $123,180
Minnesota $118,490
South Dakota $119,360
Kentucky $94,372
Utah $103,850
Maine $110,140
Arizona $102,340
Wyoming $88,970
Kansas $98,768
Tennessee $97,650
Oklahoma $92,560
Alaska $91,380
Hawaii $91,963
North Dakota $103,090
Mississippi $91,560
Nebraska $91,720
Louisiana $88,200
New Mexico $83,220
Arkansas $91,808
Iowa $91,886
West Virginia $90,590
Indiana $85,597
Idaho $74,294
Puerto Rico $82,260
Pennsylvania $74,002
Alabama $60,407
Guam $51,080

How much does a Sales Manager earn?

Sales managers plan and direct the distribution of products and services to customers, and may also set out goals and training programs for sales representatives. Sales managers are not actually involved in selling products to consumers themselves, and are typically paid a salary rather than a commission based on sales or profits.

The field’s most highly compensated sales managers typically work for companies that specialize in securities and commodity exchanges and brokerages, financial services firms, and insurance companies. Skills that come with a high sales manager salary are sales engineering, strategic sales, contract negotiation, technical sales, and negotiation.

How do sales manager salaries compare to similar careers?

Sales managers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than management consultants but more than IT managers.

Career Median Salary
Management consultant salary $87K
Construction manager salary $93K
COO salary $79K
Product manager salary $85K
Human resources manager salary $87K
Sales manager salary $79K
Search marketing strategist salary $90K
Pharmaceutical sales representative salary $80K
Talent agent salary $66K
IT manager salary $79K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)