Sales manager earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Sales manager salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Indiana $55,467
Maryland $60,427
Oregon $42,538
Washington $45,584
Tennessee $39,130
Illinois $55,048
Massachusetts $56,292
Arizona $41,927
Minnesota $49,326
Pennsylvania $45,185
Georgia $50,819
New York $52,399
Colorado $43,640
New Jersey $49,560
California $52,618
North Carolina $46,921
Utah $43,801
Virginia $44,083
Michigan $39,587
Ohio $40,664
Texas $44,901
Florida $40,417
Kentucky $49,000
Connecticut $40,000
Nevada $32,000
Oklahoma $39,500
Missouri $31,000
Wisconsin $34,000
Alabama $29,120

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 fundraising managers but more than sales engineers.

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