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Chief Marketing Officer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Chief Marketing Officer is a corporate executive with overall responsibility for the marketing activities of a company. Oversees marketing and advertising staff. Oversees the planning, development and execution of an organization's marketing and advertising initiatives. Generates revenue by increasing sales through successful marketing for the entire company.

Job Outlook

There were 14 Chief Marketing Officer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1571 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Chief Marketing Officer industry, which includes the Chief Marketing Officer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Chief Marketing Officer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $176,840.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $176,840.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Chief Marketing Officer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $149,748.

Education and Experience

Posted Chief Marketing Officer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0.89%
Bachelor's Degree48.31%
Master's Degree33.48%
Doctoral Degree1.02%
Other1.53%

Posted Chief Marketing Officer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years3.21%
3 to 5 years21.01%
6 to 8 years26.5%
9+ years49.28%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Chief Marketing Officer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Leadership (57.16%)
  • Communication (54.36%)
  • Sales (37.3%)
  • Management (30.04%)
  • Innovation (21.77%)
  • Planning (18.08%)
  • Interpersonal Communications (15.09%)
  • Customer Service (13.3%)
  • Operations (13.18%)
  • Influencing Skills (12.79%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Marketing Strategies (51.94%)
  • Digital Marketing (25.32%)
  • Social Media (21.19%)
  • Marketing (96.77%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Data-Driven Decision Making (8.4%)
  • Go-to-Market Strategy (16.15%)
  • Content Marketing (12.73%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (14.53%)
  • Marketing Communications (9.69%)
  • Marketing Analytics (6.85%)
  • Business To Business (12.79%)
  • Marketing Channel (8.72%)
  • Agile Methodology (7.95%)
  • Finance (8.53%)
  • Market Research (13.76%)
  • Product Marketing (15.57%)
  • Analytics (12.34%)
  • Lead Generation (12.21%)
  • Revenue Growth (9.63%)
  • Marketing Planning (6.4%)
  • Strategic Marketing (7.69%)
  • Business-To-Business (B2B) Marketing (4.13%)
  • Business Marketing (7.11%)
  • Data Analysis (8.14%)
  • Marketing Management (2.45%)
  • Business Development (8.79%)
  • Global Marketing (9.43%)
  • Project Management (9.88%)
  • Brand Awareness (17.57%)
  • Search Engine Optimization (13.82%)
  • Customer Relationship Management (9.43%)
  • Marketing Budgets (19.06%)
  • Public Relations (15.37%)
  • Demand Generation (10.34%)
  • Marketing Performance Measurement And Management (10.92%)
  • Customer Success Management (3.36%)
  • Customer Acquisition Management (10.08%)
  • Email Marketing (8.98%)
  • Brand Management (11.05%)
  • Target Audience (9.75%)
  • Market Trend (7.49%)
  • Value Propositions (5.75%)
  • Brand Marketing (7.62%)
  • Branding (12.53%)
  • New Product Development (12.66%)
  • Brand Strategy (10.34%)
  • Pay Per Click (2.26%)
  • Search Engine Marketing (5.81%)
  • Marketing Operations (7.43%)
  • Software As A Service (SaaS) (8.27%)
  • Thought Leadership (8.14%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Marketing Strategies (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Chief Marketing Officer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Head of Marketing
  • Chief Product Officer
  • Global Head of Marketing
  • Head of Marketing and Communications
  • Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer
  • Head of Marketing Communications
  • Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer
  • Director of Marketing Analytics
  • Head of Marketing Department

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Chief Marketing Officer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Pmi 2.0 (61)
  • US Bank (16)
  • Acxiom (15)
  • Citigroup (14)
  • JPMorgan Chase (10)
  • Vibra Healthcare (10)
  • Amazon (8)
  • Riveron Corp (8)
  • AstraZeneca (8)
  • Directive (7)

North Carolina

  • Pmi 2.0 (2)
  • Adama USA (2)
  • TIAA (1)
  • Denim (1)
  • GPAC (1)
  • Sky Hvac (1)
  • Allegacy Federal Credit Union (1)
  • Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!