The average salary for a sales manager in the United States is around $79,202 per year.
This is 40% above the national average. Updated in 2018.
Sales managers earn an average yearly salary of $79,202. Wages typically start from $37,580 and go up to $166,923.
Sales manager earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Sales manager salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
|District of Columbia||$123,180|
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?
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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)