Field Sales Executive Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Field Sales Executives comes from commissions — just under a third on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $67K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. 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 55 percent of survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,066 - $81,426
(Median)
$35K
$57K
$81K
MEDIAN: $56,849
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Salary
$35,066 - $81,426  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $29,111  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $5,087  
Commission
$5,087 - $66,000  
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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$38,731 - $102,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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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.

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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.

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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 13 percent and 6 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Sales Executive

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $54K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $67K. Field Sales Executives see a median salary of $76K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Field Sales Executives who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $83K.

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Experience Affects Field Sales Executive Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Field Sales Executive Salaries

Account Sales
up arrow 13%

Field Sales
up arrow 6%

National Average
$67,000

Sales
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%
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