Commercial Sales Specialist Salary

Commercial Sales Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $47K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Although slightly less than a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Commercial Sales Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Commercial Sales Specialists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,441 - $72,584
(Median)
$29K
$47K
$73K
MEDIAN: $46,819
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$11.40 - $21.47
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,441 - $72,584  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
Commission
$0.00 - $38,783  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,804 - $76,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.40 - $21.47  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $34.24  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,426  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $38,783  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$26,804 - $76,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Job Description for Commercial Sales Specialist

  • Take the lead in resolving customer complaints and ensure customer satisfactions.
  • Inform and assist customers regarding technical and specialized merchandise.
  • Coordinate and lead sales associates.

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Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Sales Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Commercial Sales Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $35K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $39K. Commercial Sales Specialists see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $50K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Commercial Sales Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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