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Sales Managers

Other names for this job might include Area Sales Manager, Artist Relationship Manager, Auto Dealer (Automobile Dealer), Business Developer, Business Development Director, Business Development Executive, Business Development Manager, Business Development Officer, Business Development Specialist, Car Dealer

  • $135090
  • 75%
    Job satisfaction
  • Quite Hard
    Becoming one
  • Medium
    Job growth
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How Much Do Sales Managers Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Sales Managers make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as a Sales Manager will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).

Average salary

Annual salary
$135090 per year

Hourly wage
$64.95 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Sales Managers make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Sales Managers is $135090. Their salary can also be as low as $55790 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $# if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $64.95 and can range from $26.82 to $# which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A Sales Manager will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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After comparing how much do Sales Managers make with other careers, they have a salary rank of A.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)Over $100Over $200,000
Senior (Top 25%)$80.91$168300
Middle (Mid 50%)$56.71$117960
Junior (Bottom 25%)$38.18$79420
No experience (Bottom 10%)$26.82$55790

Entry-level Sales Managers who starts out at $79420 can expect to make $117960 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $26.82 per hour while the top 10% makes over $# per hour.

While the median wage is $117960 per annum or $56.71 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage92.28191950
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities91.42190150
Other Financial Investment Activities90.34187900
Securities and Commodity Exchanges87.54182080
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers79.21164750
Specialized Design Services79.12164570
Other Information Services78.85164010
Motion Picture and Video Industries78.64163580
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages78.22162700
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences77.73161670
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities77.63161470
Legal Services77.6161400
Scientific Research and Development Services77.37160920
Software Publishers77.15160480
Finance and Insurance76.3158710
Other Insurance Related Activities75.94157960
Nondepository Credit Intermediation75.84157750
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing75.42156880
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services75.39156810
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries74.99155980
Other Investment Pools and Funds74.83155650
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation74.56155090
Computer Systems Design and Related Services74.51154990
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services73.76153430
Oil and Gas Extraction73.39152650
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing73.33152530
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing73.26152380
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services73.19152230
Cable and Other Subscription Programming72.83151480
Support Activities for Water Transportation72.55150910
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities72.37150540
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services72.18150120
Other Telecommunications72.15150080
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing71.94149630
Engineering Services71.87149490
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities71.87149480
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing71.56148840
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services71.21148120
Communications Equipment Manufacturing71.17148040
Depository Credit Intermediation70.67146990
Basic Chemical Manufacturing70.52146690
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services70.42146460
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing70.23146080
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers70145600
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers69.95145490
Publishing Industries (except Internet)69.73145040
Apparel Manufacturing69.41144380
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned69.24144010
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)69.12143770
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing68.96143440
Testing Laboratories68.87143260
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities68.83143160
Insurance Carriers68.67142840
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing68.51142510
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers68.41142280
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers68.37142210
Wired Telecommunications Carriers68.22141900
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction68.15141750
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging67.93141290
Broadcasting (except Internet)67.73140870
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing67.51140430
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation67.44140280
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing67.37140140
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers67.36140100
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers67.3139980
Textile Furnishings Mills67.17139720
Radio Broadcasting67.15139680
Satellite Telecommunications67.16139680
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing67.15139660
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing67.07139510
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing66.9139150
Radio and Television Broadcasting66.87139100
Investigation and Security Services66.84139030
Paper Manufacturing66.67138680
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services66.67138680
Television Broadcasting66.66138660
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media66.57138460
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services66.52138370
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers66.5138330
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing66.42138160
Management of Companies and Enterprises65.52136280
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors65.43136080
Chemical Manufacturing65.27135750
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories64.26133670
Natural Gas Distribution64.09133300
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods63.93132980
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills63.91132930
Lessors of Real Estate63.85132810
Miscellaneous Manufacturing63.77132640
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills63.7132500
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services63.65132390
Other Food Manufacturing63.6132280
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing63.54132160
Wholesale Trade63.49132060
Support Activities for Crop Production63.35131760
Textile Mills63.26131580
Office Administrative Services62.72130460
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing62.64130280
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers62.63130270
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned62.56130120
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing62.36129700
Real Estate62.35129680
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)62.34129660
Security Systems Services62.33129650
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers62.24129460
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers62.21129390
Building Equipment Contractors62.16129300
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution61.93128820
Footwear Manufacturing61.8128550
Photographic Services61.81128550
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing61.73128400
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing61.65128230
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing61.63128190
Other Building Equipment Contractors61.41127740
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing61.21127310
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers61.19127280
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing61.14127160
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing61.13127150
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers61.12127140
Hardware Manufacturing61.12127120
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance61126880
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing60.97126820
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing60.96126790
Printing and Related Support Activities60.95126780
Textile Product Mills60.94126750
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations60.82126500
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers60.8126470
All industries, private ownership only60.66126160
Specialty Trade Contractors60.63126100
Pharmacies and Drug Stores60.62126100
All industries60.6126040
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing60.55125950
Activities Related to Real Estate60.56125950
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing60.28125380
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry60.24125300
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)60.24125300
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction60.18125170
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)60.17125150
Fabric Mills60.16125140
Hospitals, Privately owned60.13125060
Grain and Oilseed Milling60.07124940
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing60.07124940
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing60.06124920
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)60.03124850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)60.03124850
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting60.02124840
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction59.99124780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned59.99124770
Other Support Activities for Transportation59.78124340
Other Personal Services59.77124330
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods59.69124150
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction59.6123960
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing59.49123750
Social Advocacy Organizations59.45123650
Support Activities for Air Transportation59.01122750
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations59122720
Amusement Parks and Arcades58.99122690
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing58.98122680
Ambulatory Health Care Services58.98122670
Household Appliance Manufacturing58.96122630
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors58.87122450
Building Finishing Contractors58.83122380
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners58.83122370
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers58.75122200
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing58.61121910
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing58.53121750
Plastics Product Manufacturing58.44121560
Residential Building Construction58.36121390
Outpatient Care Centers58.17121000
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing58.15120960
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing58.14120930
Primary Metal Manufacturing58.1120850
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing58.04120710
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing58.02120670
Support Activities for Mining57.9120430
Construction of Buildings57.83120290
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing57.77120160
Automobile Dealers57.61119820
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance57.57119740
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing57.46119520
Support Activities for Transportation57.43119450
Machinery Manufacturing57.42119440
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing57.26119110
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation57.25119080
Offices of Physicians57.23119040
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing57.22119030
Utility System Construction56.97118490
Other Textile Product Mills56.97118490
Travel Agencies56.91118370
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing56.86118270
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing56.86118270
Freight Transportation Arrangement56.84118230
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing56.81118170
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel56.81118160
Nonresidential Building Construction56.75118040
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers56.75118040
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers56.74118030
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers56.73118010
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing56.71117950
Roofing Contractors56.66117850
Food Manufacturing56.64117810
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing56.64117810
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)56.55117620
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned56.55117620
Administrative and Support Services56.54117610
Business Support Services56.51117550
Couriers and Messengers56.49117500
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers56.44117390
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services56.41117330
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers56.26117010
Water Transportation56.12116740
Employment Services56.11116700
Dairy Product Manufacturing56.08116640
Educational Services, Privately owned56.06116610
Telephone Call Centers55.9116280
Couriers and Express Delivery Services55.8116060
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing55.71115880
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services55.46115360
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers55.46115350
Ship and Boat Building55.32115070
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing55.25114930
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses55.22114860
Death Care Services55.21114830
Waste Treatment and Disposal55.16114730
Rental and Leasing Services55.04114470
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events54.92114240
Offices of Other Health Practitioners54.84114070
General Rental Centers54.83114040
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing54.72113820
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)54.67113700
Waste Collection54.61113600
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing54.59113540
Sound Recording Industries54.58113530
Support Activities for Road Transportation54.57113500
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing54.55113460
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing54.5113360
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing54.46113280
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors54.27112880
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing54.26112870
Forging and Stamping54.05112430
Spectator Sports53.85112010
Rubber Product Manufacturing53.66111620
Nonscheduled Air Transportation53.54111370
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing53.44111160
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)53.4111080
Taxi and Limousine Service53.24110730
Waste Management and Remediation Services53.09110430
Newspaper Publishers53.08110420
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance53.07110390
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers53.03110310
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing53.01110260
Mining (except Oil and Gas)52.94110120
Sawmills and Wood Preservation52.93110100
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance52.85109920
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing52.75109710
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries52.7109620
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing52.69109590
Nonstore Retailers52.67109560
Transportation and Warehousing52.64109490
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing52.61109430
Exterminating and Pest Control Services52.55109290
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing52.47109140
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing52.4109000
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries52.39108980
Other Support Services52.27108720
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing52.17108510
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing52.09108340
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing51.87107880
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying51.85107840
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)51.58107280
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities51.49107100
Repair and Maintenance51.29106680
Animal Food Manufacturing51.17106430
Landscaping Services51.16106420
Individual and Family Services51.03106140
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation51106080
Warehousing and Storage50.92105920
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)50.86105800
Educational Support Services, Privately owned50.86105800
Wood Product Manufacturing50.85105760
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers50.71105470
Rail Transportation50.68105420
Health and Personal Care Stores50.62105280
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers50.59105230
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing50.47104980
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores50.43104900
Educational Services, Local government owned50.42104870
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures50.38104780
Other Wood Product Manufacturing50.36104760
Other Specialty Trade Contractors50.35104720
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers50.3104620
Machine Shops50.25104510
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services50.08104170
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing50.05104100
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing49.97103940
General Freight Trucking49.93103860
Gambling Industries49.88103750
Beverage Manufacturing49.53103030
Air Transportation49.48102920
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers49.45102850
Direct Selling Establishments49.16102250
Services to Buildings and Dwellings49.12102180
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing49.12102170
Animal Slaughtering and Processing49.04102000
Truck Transportation49.01101940
Scheduled Air Transportation48.86101620
Furniture Stores48.78101460
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores48.7101290
Home Health Care Services48.45100770
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries48.43100730
Support Activities for Animal Production48.36100580
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation48.3100460
Consumer Goods Rental47.8399480
Water, Sewage and Other Systems47.5898970
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers47.4198610
Personal and Laundry Services47.3698500
Local government, including schools and hospitals47.1898120
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores47.0997940
Specialized Freight Trucking47.0797900
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals46.7297180
Retail Trade46.596710
Drycleaning and Laundry Services45.9795620
Federal government, including the US Postal Service45.895250
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned45.7695180
Performing Arts Companies45.6394910
Charter Bus Industry45.4694550
Postal Service (federal government)45.3494300
Home Furnishings Stores45.3294260
Electronics and Appliance Stores45.2194040
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)44.792970
Social Assistance44.5492650
Special Food Services44.4392410
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)43.6990870
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services43.6690820
Building Material and Supplies Dealers43.6190710
Casino Hotels43.2589950
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers43.1889810
Gasoline Stations42.8789180
Automotive Repair and Maintenance42.5788540
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service42.5788540
Traveler Accommodation42.3788120
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance42.3588090
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters42.3388050
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers42.0987550
Accommodation and Food Services41.9387220
Vocational Rehabilitation Services41.8286980
Vending Machine Operators41.3786060
Tobacco Manufacturing41.3485990
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions41.3385960
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair40.9185080
Federal, State, and Local Government40.5484330
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service40.5484330
Miscellaneous Store Retailers40.5284280
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores40.3883990
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores40.3583940
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned40.2883780
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores40.1583510
Facilities Support Services39.6182380
Food Services and Drinking Places39.3781880
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities38.9681040
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly38.8580800
Department Stores38.7880650
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores38.6880450
General Merchandise Stores38.5280130
Educational Services, State government owned38.3779800
Used Merchandise Stores38.2779600
Other General Merchandise Stores37.2677510
Restaurants and Other Eating Places36.1875250
Food and Beverage Stores35.9974860
State government, including schools and hospitals35.7974440
Specialty Food Stores35.5573940
Grocery Stores34.7972360
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals34.6772110
Personal Care Services33.6569990
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land30.6963840
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation30.3263070
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water25.9153890

Not all industries pay the same for Sales Managers.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as A Sales Manager is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at NY may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Sales Managers are in the states of NY, DE, NJ, VA and CT. The average salary in NY is $183610.

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Rank: A
Salary: $137400

They plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm’s profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm’s customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.
Rank: B
Salary: $84010

They 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.
Rank: A
Salary: $115400

They plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.
Rank: A+
Salary: $111030

They plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.
Rank: A+
Salary: $114140

They plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.

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