Director of Marketing

What Does A Director of Marketing Do?

A marketing director is in charge of all marketing and public relations related to an organization. Lorraine, the marketing director featured in this video, works for a beach resort.

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How Do I Become A Director of Marketing?

A master’s degree in marketing, communication arts, public relations, or a related field may be required to obtain this position. A master’s degree typically takes two-three years to earn after earning a four-year bachelor’s degree.

What is the Average Salary For A Director of Marketing?

High – 150,000
Median – 82,000
Low – 44,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Director of Marketing?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Marketing
  • Graphic Arts

What Is The Work Environment For A Director of Marketing?

A marketing director can work for a variety of businesses.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Director of Marketing?

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada
  • Payscale

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Director of Marketing?