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 $180,360
Delaware $161,000
Virginia $160,640
New Jersey $149,770
Rhode Island $150,250
Colorado $145,520
Connecticut $132,100
New Hampshire $142,020
Massachusetts $130,900
Texas $128,820
North Carolina $131,600
Maryland $129,510
Kansas $127,000
Michigan $131,210
Georgia $128,700
Washington $128,490
Vermont $113,220
Wisconsin $126,260
Ohio $121,120
California $116,020
Missouri $123,760
District of Columbia $123,180
Minnesota $118,490
South Dakota $119,360
Oregon $112,250
Florida $107,620
Utah $103,850
Kentucky $107,770
Maine $110,140
Arkansas $102,360
South Carolina $111,720
Wyoming $88,970
Iowa $107,550
Tennessee $97,650
Oklahoma $92,560
Pennsylvania $90,572
Alaska $91,380
North Dakota $103,090
Mississippi $91,560
Nebraska $91,720
Louisiana $88,200
New Mexico $83,220
Idaho $89,270
West Virginia $90,590
Hawaii $83,200
Puerto Rico $82,260
Indiana $69,840
Illinois $64,149
Guam $51,080
Arizona $51,428

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 entrepreneurs but more than sales engineers.

Career Median Salary
Entrepreneur salary $43K
Health services manager salary $71K
Aquacultural manager salary $68K
Consultant salary $64K
Mail superintendent salary $76K
Sales manager salary $69K
Advertising manager salary $67K
Advertising sales agent salary $39K
Financial manager salary $68K
Sales engineer salary $64K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)