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Field Sales Executive Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Field Sales Executives — just under a third, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $66K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men make up a slight majority of Field Sales Executives (53 percent) who responded to the survey. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,311 - $80,457
MEDIAN: $55,722

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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.
$35,311 - $80,457  
$397.32 - $29,799  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $5,087  
$2,043 - $65,557  
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).
$38,803 - $103,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171

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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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Field Sales Executives report a focused set of job skills. 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 11 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Sales Executive

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

Field Sales Executives who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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 $67K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Field Sales Executives make a median salary of $76K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $88K.

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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 22 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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%