Marketing & sales managers

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Total Workforce
963k
Average Age
42.2
Average Salary
$102,064
Average Male Salary
$119,485
Average Female Salary
$81,926

About

Marketing & sales managers are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Marketing & sales managers was $102,064 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Marketing & sales managers by wage are Computer network architects, Computer hardware engineers, and Pharmacists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Marketing & sales managers are Lake View & Lincoln Park PUMA, IL, Upper West Side & West Side PUMA, NY, and Queen Anne & Magnolia PUMA, WA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Marketing & sales managers are Walnut Creek (West), Lafayette, Orinda Cities & Moraga Town PUMA, CA, Palatine & Barrington Townships PUMA, IL, and Scottsdale City (Southwest) & Paradise Valley Town PUMA, AZ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Marketing & sales managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Marketing & sales managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Marketing & sales managers, by average wage, is Oil & gas extraction. Marketing & sales managers are paid most in Weymouth Town, Braintree Town Cities, Hingham, Hull & Cohasset Towns PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in Walnut Creek (West), Lafayette, Orinda Cities & Moraga Town PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$102,064
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,270

In 2017, Marketing & sales managers earned an average of $102,064, $48,175 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Computer network architects make somewhat more than Marketing & sales managers while Pharmacists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Marketing & sales managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.405
WAGE GINI

In 2017, Marketing & sales managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.405, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Marketing & sales managers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Marketing & sales managers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Marketing & sales managers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Marketing & sales managers, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Management, scientific & technical consulting services, and Advertising, public relations & related services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Marketing & sales managers, by average wage, are Oil & gas extraction, Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, and Agricultural chemical manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

963k
2017 Workforce
± 24,019
1.64%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.48%

The number of people employed as Marketing & sales managers has been growing at a rate of 1.64%, from 947,883 people in 2016 to 963,405 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Marketing & sales managers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Marketing & sales managers at  6.37%, followed by Management, scientific & technical consulting services with 4.58% and Advertising, public relations & related services with 2.76%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Marketing & sales managers in the US. The average age of male Marketing & sales managers in the workforce is 44.1 and of female Marketing & sales managers is 40.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Marketing & sales managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

517k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 17,614
447k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 16,387

53.6% of Marketing & sales managers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Marketing & sales managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Marketing & sales managers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

77.9% of Marketing & sales managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.45% of Marketing & sales managers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Marketing & sales managers.

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Age by Gender

44.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.414
40.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.428

The median age of Marketing & sales managers is 42.2, and Male employees are generally 4 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Marketing & sales managers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Marketing & sales managers is Business but a relatively high number of Marketing & sales managers hold a major in Communications.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Marketing & sales managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Marketing & sales managers need many skills, but most especially Persuasion and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Marketing & sales managers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Persuasion.

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