Customer Service Specialist with Sales Skills Salary
Customer Service Specialists with Sales skills can expect wages of $12.23 per hour on average. The range in cash compensation to Customer Service Specialists with Sales skills (largely between $19K and $46K) includes potential earnings of $6K from bonuses, $7K from profit sharing, and commissions of $9K in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and about one-half claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Customer Service Specialists with Sales skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Customer Service Specialists with Sales skills survey respondents are women (71 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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JCPenney, The Home Depot Inc., Best Buy, Verizon Wireless, and Big Lots Stores, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Customer Service Specialists with Sales skills. Apple Computer, Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $38K. Other big spenders include Comcast Cable, Inc., Verizon Wireless, and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., top-paying firms where Customer Service Specialists with Sales skills see paychecks nearing $33K, $33K, or $33K.
Customer Service Specialists with Sales skills will find the worst pay at JCPenney, where the median salary crawls in at $19K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $22K, leaving little room for growth. Big Lots Stores, Inc., Best Buy, and O'Reilly's are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($20K, $21K, and $23K respectively).
Pay by Experience Level for Customer Service Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Customer Service Specialists with Sales skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $26K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $30K. Customer Service Specialists with Sales skills bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. Customer Service Specialists with Sales skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $34K on average.