You may be considering a marketing career because you're a good communicator and you enjoy helping people promote their businesses -- but chances are, the salary you'll earn is another important factor. You may be pleased to hear, then, that marketing professionals tend to earn more than the median income in the United States, even at the entry level.
Bachelor's Degree Typically Required
According to an article on salaries for business graduates published in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, marketing professionals who were just starting their careers made an average of $51,900 per year as of 2013. Those professionals had recently earned a bachelor's degree in marketing or another business-related field. While it is possible to get hired without a college degree, employers typically require marketing professionals to have at least a bachelor's degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.