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Field Sales Executive Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Field Sales Executives. The median take-home amount in this area is around $67K, and on average, slightly less than a third of that final number comes from commissions. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Field Sales Executives making up 53 percent of survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,971 - $80,982
MEDIAN: $55,896

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National Salary 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.
$34,971 - $80,982  
$290.87 - $29,421  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $5,087  
$6,953 - $66,443  
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).
$37,604 - $103,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168

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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.


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 often transition into Senior Sales Executive positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Sales Executives earn $90K per year.

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Job skills reported by Field Sales Executives are limited. Account Sales and Field Sales are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 20 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Sales Executive

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

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $55K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $68K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Field Sales Executives see a median salary of $76K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $88K on average.

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Experience Affects Field Sales Executive Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Field Sales Executive Salaries

Account Sales
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Field Sales
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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


47 %
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%