Sales manager earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Sales manager salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $91,380
Alabama $60,407
Arkansas $91,808
Arizona $102,340
California $116,020
Colorado $128,591
Connecticut $152,760
District of Columbia $123,180
Delaware $161,000
Florida $125,050
Georgia $136,799
Guam $51,080
Hawaii $91,963
Iowa $91,886
Idaho $74,294
Illinois $127,788
Indiana $85,597
Kansas $98,768
Kentucky $94,372
Louisiana $88,200
Massachusetts $151,010
Maryland $147,530
Maine $110,140
Michigan $131,210
Minnesota $118,490
Missouri $123,760
Mississippi $91,560
Montana $87,850
North Carolina $147,690
North Dakota $103,090
Nebraska $91,720
New Hampshire $142,020
New Jersey $164,017
New Mexico $83,220
Nevada $32,000
New York $198,390
Ohio $121,120
Oklahoma $92,560
Oregon $126,340
Pennsylvania $74,002
Puerto Rico $82,260
Rhode Island $150,250
South Carolina $118,750
South Dakota $119,360
Tennessee $97,650
Texas $128,887
Utah $103,850
Virginia $160,640
Virgin Islands, U.S. $69,440
Vermont $113,220
Washington $128,490
Wisconsin $126,260
West Virginia $90,590
Wyoming $88,970

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 California. On average, they make less than marketing managers but more than human resources managers.

Career Median Salary
Marketing manager salary $156K
Natural sciences manager salary $150K
Bank branch manager salary $139K
Financial manager salary $139K
Compensation and benefits manager salary $140K
Sales manager salary $116K
Compliance manager salary $129K
Investment fund manager salary $129K
Supply chain manager salary $129K
Human resources manager salary $132K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)