Salaries for Marketing Professionals

Find out about salaries for sales and marketing professionals using our specialized job salary tool and informational resource. Our easy salary and job trends finder includes data on all types of sales careers, from real estate agents and automobile sales to online marketing and brand management careers.
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Appraisers, Real Estate
Appraise real property to determine its value for purchase, sales, investment, mortgage, or loan purposes.
Most have a bachelor's degree
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
Service automobiles, buses, trucks, boats, and other automotive or marine vehicles with fuel, lubricants, and accessories. Collect payment for services and supplies. May lubricate vehicle, change motor oil, install...
Most have a high school diploma or GED
Cashiers
Receive and disburse money in establishments other than financial institutions. May use electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. May process credit or debit card transactions and validate checks.
Most have less than a high school diploma
Counter and Rental Clerks
Receive orders, generally in person, for repairs, rentals, and services. May describe available options, compute costs, and accept payment.
Most have less than a high school diploma
Customer Service Representatives
Interact with customers to provide information in response to inquiries about products and services and to handle and resolve complaints.
Most have a high school diploma or GED
Demonstrators and Product Promoters
Demonstrate merchandise and answer questions for the purpose of creating public interest in buying the product. May sell demonstrated merchandise.
Most have a high school diploma or GED
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers
Sell goods or services door-to-door or on the street.
Most have a high school diploma or GED
Fashion Designers
Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.
Most have an associate's or 2-year degree
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of sales workers other than retail sales workers. May perform duties such as budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.
Most have a master's degree
Floral Designers
Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.
Most have less than a high school diploma
Green Marketers
Create and implement methods to market green products and services.
Marking Clerks
Print and attach price tickets to articles of merchandise using one or several methods, such as marking price on tickets by hand or using ticket-printing machine.
Most have a high school diploma or GED
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.
Most have a high school diploma or GED
Models
Model garments or other apparel and accessories for prospective buyers at fashion shows, private showings, or retail establishments. May pose for photos to be used in magazines or advertisements. May pose as subject for...
Most have less than a high school diploma
Office Clerks, General
Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office...
Most have a high school diploma or GED
Order Clerks
Receive and process incoming orders for materials, merchandise, classified ads, or services such as repairs, installations, or rental of facilities. Generally receives orders via mail, phone, fax, or other electronic...
Most have a high school diploma or GED
Parking Lot Attendants
Park vehicles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage. May collect fee.
Most have a high school diploma or GED
Procurement Clerks
Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services.
Most have a high school diploma or GED
Real Estate Brokers
Operate real estate office, or work for commercial real estate firm, overseeing real estate transactions. Other duties usually include selling real estate or renting properties and arranging loans.
Most have some college
Real Estate Sales Agents
Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts....
Most have a high school diploma or GED
Retail Salespersons
Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers.
Most have a high school diploma or GED
Sales Engineers
Sell business goods or services, the selling of which requires a technical background equivalent to a baccalaureate degree in engineering.
Most have a bachelor's degree
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.
Most have some college
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of...
Most have a bachelor's degree
Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors
Contact new or existing customers to determine their solar equipment needs, suggest systems or equipment, or estimate costs.
Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
Receive, store, and issue sales floor merchandise. Stock shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with merchandise and arrange merchandise displays to attract customers. May periodically take physical count of stock or...
Most have a high school diploma or GED
Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
Receive, store, and issue materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard. Keep records and compile stock reports.
Most have a high school diploma or GED
Telemarketers
Solicit donations or orders for goods or services over the telephone.
Most have a high school diploma or GED
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and...
Most have some college
Sales and marketing jobs are essentially responsible for the single most important function of a business operation: bringing in revenue. While the front line salespeople directly interact with customers, the sales process in effective organizations doesn't end there. Corporate marketers are deeply involved with product design, brand management, and client relationships. The marketing and sales function therefore covers a broad number of positions in a typical enterprise, starting with customer service and direct sales through to executive management level partnership negotiations.

Because sales compensation is often dependent on individual performance, it is hard to get an accurate picture of average salaries. For example, a top real estate broker, while the average salary is $61,000, may make over a million dollars a year. That being said, we can generalize about the top paying sales jobs by job title. Some of the top sales positions include technical sales engineers, green technology sales and marketing, and business-to-business sales managers and supervisors. The educational background requirements for sales positions varies; it is often a career that you can "break into" without a specific background. However, many of the top paying sales jobs are involved in highly technical fields such as computer hardware, engineering, software, and other complex industries. It is therefore prudent, if one wishes to access a very specialized field, to seek education and training in a specific area.