How Much Do Marketing Managers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Marketing Managers

Marketing Managers 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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$154470 per year
Hourly wage
$74 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$74,620 to $101,690 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$36 to $49 per hour

Entry-level Marketing Managers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $74,620 to $101,690 per year or $36 to $49 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Marketing Managers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $100+ $208,000+
Senior (Top 25%) $92 $191,760
Middle (Mid 50%) $68 $142,170
Junior (Bottom 25%) $49 $101,690
No experience (Bottom 10%) $36 $74,620

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NY $94 $194,940
NJ $87 $180,250
CA $85 $176,940
VA $85 $176,640
CO $83 $172,140
DC $81 $169,320
WA $80 $166,690
RI $80 $165,540
SD $79 $165,180
DE $79 $164,940

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Marketing Manager is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Marketing Managers are in the states of NY, NJ, CA, VA and CO.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $200240 $96.27
Other Information Services $185470 $89.17
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $185250 $89.06
Scientific Research and Development Services $184950 $88.92
Oil and Gas Extraction $183240 $88.10
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $183070 $88.01
Support Activities for Mining $178710 $85.92
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $178460 $85.80
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds $176070 $84.65
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $174070 $83.69
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $171850 $82.62
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services $171620 $82.51
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $171020 $82.22
Motion Picture and Video Industries $170730 $82.08
Nonscheduled Air Transportation $170480 $81.96
Software Publishers $167500 $80.53
Legal Services $165410 $79.53
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging $165330 $79.49
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $164190 $78.94
Telecommunications $163980 $78.84
Natural Gas Distribution $163330 $78.52
Personal Care Services $162250 $78.00
Communications Equipment Manufacturing $162130 $77.95
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers $161920 $77.84
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $161750 $77.77
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services $161360 $77.58
Management of Companies and Enterprises $161070 $77.44
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing $160180 $77.01
Insurance Carriers $160030 $76.94
Nondepository Credit Intermediation $159770 $76.81

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