Commercial Sales Specialist Salary

Pay for Commercial Sales Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $45K annually. 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. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Commercial Sales Specialists. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,590 - $72,931
(Median)
$28K
$45K
$73K
MEDIAN: $45,408
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$11.23 - $20.20
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$27,590 - $72,931  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,426  
Commission
$0.00 - $31,660  
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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$26,648 - $75,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $20.20  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,426  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $31,660  
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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$26,648 - $75,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $36K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Commercial Sales Specialists make a median salary of $50K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $47K on average.

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Experience Affects Commercial Sales Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 21%