Sales manager

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

Average base salary
14.9k salaries reported, updated at Aug 06, 2020
per year
The average salary for a sales manager with 2 to 3 years of experience, Bachelor Degree, and 3 selected qualifications is $78,332 per year in the United States, $15,000 cash bonus per year and $24,000 commission per year.
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Most common benefits
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Employee discount
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for sales managers

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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 $78,332 per year.

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Most common benefits for Sales Managers

  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Employee discount
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Store discount
  • Flexible spending account
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Salary satisfaction

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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 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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