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Field Sales Executive Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Field Sales Executives (just under one in three) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $67K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men working as Field Sales Executives who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,993 - $81,344
MEDIAN: $56,114

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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.
$34,993 - $81,344  
$290.87 - $29,421  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $5,087  
$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).
$37,699 - $103,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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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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Field Sales Executives only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Account Sales and Field Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 8 percent, respectively.

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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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 bring in $76K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $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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Job Satisfaction

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


46 %
54 %

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: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%