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Field Sales Executive Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $66K, over a third of overall earnings for Field Sales Executives arrives through commissions. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Field Sales Executives like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Field Sales Executives are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$34,911 - $79,556
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,704
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$34,911 - $79,556  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $29,240  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $5,896  
Commission
$2,878 - $46,369  
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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$37,960 - $102,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 191
United States (change)

Job Description for Field Sales Executive

Field sales executives are the head of the sales department that leaves a business to make its sales. Field sales executives function much the same as other sales executives, except that they must work with a different approach, as their employees actually go out into public to make their sales. They must possess great team leadership and intuition into what may cause a customer to make a purchase.

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Field Sales Executive Tasks

  • Track stock levels and delivery times to communicate about timing.
  • Initiate sales contact, answer questions and follow through to completion.
  • Identify and track contact information for prospective customers from a variety of sources.
  • Document and report on sales, customer interactions, and forecasting.

Common Career Paths for Field Sales Executive


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Field Sales Executives' salaries can rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Sales Executive. Senior Sales Executives get paid an average $90K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Field Sales Executive

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


For many Field Sales Executives, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $53K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $65K. Field Sales Executives who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $74K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $88K.

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Experience Affects Field Sales Executive Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%