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Sales manager salary in United States

How much does a Sales Manager make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $85,203
Low $42,967
High $168,956
$25,200per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a sales manager is $85,203 per year in the United States and $25,200 commission per year.23.6k salaries reported, updated at December 5, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Sales Managers in United States

  1. AutoNation
    4,037 reviews25 salaries reported
    $138,091per year
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Highest paying cities for Sales Managers near United States

  1. Jacksonville, FL
    $95,614 per year
    93 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $92,183 per year
    141 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $89,372 per year
    430 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $88,679 per year
    486 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $88,190 per year
    251 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $84,191 per year
    197 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $81,927 per year
    271 salaries reported
  2. San Antonio, TX
    $79,918 per year
    148 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $76,551 per year
    206 salaries reported
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Where can a Sales Manager earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Sales Managers

Most recommended skill

Training & Development(earn +45.31% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 36.64% since 2018. Sales Managers with this skill earn +45.31% more than the average base salary, which is $85,203 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
2012159increase by 159
2013550increase by 245.91%
2014863increase by 56.91%
2015363decrease by 57.94%
2016324decrease by 10.74%
2017296decrease by 8.64%
2018363increase by 22.64%
2019230decrease by 36.64%

Top companies hiring Sales Managers with the recommended skill

Jet Aviation
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Top fields of study
Electrical Engineering Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
55 jobs106
11 jobs13
146 jobs201
90 jobs168
26 jobs56
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Most common benefits for Sales Managers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Commuter assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Stock options
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 3,867 ratings

58% of Sales Managers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Business Development Manager

Job openings

Average $84,650 per year

Outside Sales Representative

Job openings

Average $79,580 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Sales Manager

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How can sales managers increase their salary?

Sales managers' salary depends on five factors: education, experience, performance, industry, and geographical location. A sales manager with lots of experience, a great performance record, and a higher level of education will earn more. Therefore, their income will depend on how much they can improve on these factors to their advantage.

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