The Department of Labor notes that North American Marketing Managers can expect a median wage of $112,800 per year, with the lowest 10 percent earning approximately $41,000 per year and the highest 10 percent earning approximately $166,000 per year. Of course, in order to earn this higher salary, top marketing managers worked more than 50 hours per week.
The Department of Labor predicts that the demand for marketing managers will grow at approximately 14 percent, about the same rate as other occupations, between 2010 and 2020. Marketing managers are essential to established companies seeking to break into new markets and to the burgeoning start-up businesses seeking to establish a foothold in consumer purchasing. Marketing managers are especially vital in this digital age. Those individuals who possess strong social marketing skills, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube, will easily find and retain employment within their field of study.