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 $68K, and on average, just under one in three of that final number comes from commissions. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Field Sales Executives making up 57 percent of survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,213 - $81,591
MEDIAN: $56,917

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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.
$35,213 - $81,591  
$0.00 - $29,748  
Profit Sharing
$5,152 - $64,595  
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).
$39,725 - $102,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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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

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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Field Sales Executives who took the survey. Most notably, facility with Account Sales and Field Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $56K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $69K. Field Sales Executives bring in $75K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $76K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Account Sales
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Field Sales
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Job Satisfaction

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


43 %
57 %

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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%