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Best Jobs in America

CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.

18.  Marketing & Sales Dir.

2016 best jobs
Lin Chen, sales and marketing director at Bottega Organica
  • Median Pay: $114,000
  • Top Pay: $196,000
  • 10-year job growth: 7%

Companies always want to market their businesses more effectively and increase sales. These directors create short- and long-term advertising, public relations and marketing plans to do that. At larger companies, they may also lead, support, and train a team.

Why it's great: The job offers an opportunity to contribute directly to the success of a business. "To watch the company grow and know that part of that is coming from what I've done is really rewarding," says marketing and sales director Lin Chen.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: B | Telecommuting: A | Low stress: C

Notes: All pay data from Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least five or seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2014-24, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs. Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 02:13 PM ET

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