Salary for Sales Managers

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Also known as:  District Sales Manager, E-Commerce Director, Export Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Sales Account Manager, Sales Director, Territory Sales Manager helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

National Sales Managers have many responsibilities, not the least of which is ensuring that the sales goals of the company are met each quarter. They will be required to work with and oversee sales associates and retail managers within the company, and will likely be called upon to set specific sales targets and goals and assist with training and quality control procedures. While there is no specific degree that is typically required to hold this position, most individuals start out with ample experience in retail and sales-based careers. Sales Managers usually are paid a standard yearly salary; many are also allotted a commission or performance-based bonus.

A Sales Manager earns an average salary ranging from $63,170 to $208,000 based on tenure and industry expertise. can get a salary of one hundred and fourty-seven thousand five hundred and eigthy dollars per year.

obtain the highest pay in New York, where they get average compensation of about $201,630. People in this category of job are paid at the highest average level in Finance and Insurance, where they receive average wages of $181,210.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 55.48 percent nationwide in that time.


Sales Managers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Wholesale Trade

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
Accommodation and Food Services
Retail Trade
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Health Care and Social Assistance
Other Services (except Public Administration)