Field Sales Executive Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $68K, just under a third of overall earnings for Field Sales Executives arrives through commissions. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Field Sales Executives (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Field Sales Executives — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$34,675 - $83,487
MEDIAN: $56,455

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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.
$34,675 - $83,487  
$0.00 - $32,215  
Profit Sharing
$5,182 - $63,992  
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).
$38,800 - $103,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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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 who move on to become Senior Sales Executives may enjoy significant pay raises, as Senior Sales Executives get paid an average of $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.

Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $55K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $69K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Field Sales Executives make a median salary of $78K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $76K.

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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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Sales Management
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Field Sales
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National Average

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: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%