Field Sales Executive Salary

Total annual pay for Field Sales Executives is approximately $68K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — slightly less than a third on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up a slight majority of Field Sales Executives (54 percent) who responded to the survey. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$34,675 - $83,487
MEDIAN: $56,455

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National Salary Data (?
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$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 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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Account Sales, Sales Management, and Field Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 12 percent, and 4 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Sales Executive

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

The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $69K. Field Sales Executives claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $78K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Field Sales Executives report making only $76K 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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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%