Survey Spotlights Sales Salaries


Results of a U.S. lubricant industry salary survey paint a typical sales and marketing professional as a 46-year-old 16-year veteran who earns approximately $76,000 a year.

The survey, conducted for the second consecutive year by LubesnGreases Magazine, also shows sales execs employed by lube manufacturers making an average of $23,000 more than their counterparts at lube distributors.

As was the case last year, the 2001 survey showed that salaries tend to increasein tandemwith the number of people supervised by respondents. Generally, average salaries also increased according to company size, from $64,899 for those working for companies with 50 or fewer employees to $90,004 for those with companies employing more than 500.

This years survey also asked respondents to rate their level of job security on a range of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most secure. The average response was 3.6, with the highest confidence ratings coming from those working for companies with 11-100 employees.

The sales and marketing results were based on responses from 213 individuals, up from 169 last year. While the profile of the typical respondent was largely the same this year, average salaries for respondents from the northern part of the country fell while those in the South rose.

Data on responses from sales and marketing pros is reported in the September issue of the magazine, which was published this week. The magazine plans to report results for plant managers and laboratory managers in October and November, respectively.

The complete salary survey report, including year-to-year comparisons, will go on sale in November. For information: LNG Publishing Inc., 6105-G Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044. Phone: (703) 536-0800. Fax: (703) 536-0803

Related Topics

Market Topics