Inside Sales Director Salary
Inside Sales Directors in the United States take home approximately $78K annually on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Inside Sales Directors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$42,085 - $110,927|
|Bonus||$3,041 - $39,524|
|Total Pay (||$49,245 - $128,682|
Job Description for Inside Sales Director
Inside sales directors are at the top of the sales representative ladder, particularly in companies which sell items and services over the phone. They are responsible for managing sales representatives who place and receive calls, as well as ensuring the smooth operation of the company’s inside sales department.Read More...
Inside sales directors must ensure that the sales representatives in their departments meet all sale quotas, which is usually determined by sales executives who pass on the expectations to the inside sales director. They may also participate in the hiring and training of new inside sales department employees, perform performance appraisals, and work to develop career goals for sales representatives. As managers, they must also settle disputes between sales reps in a potentially high-pressure environment.
Inside sales directors are also responsible for ensuring that the representatives they supervise have a consistent stream of sales leads to pursue, and must relay leads to the sales reps on a regular basis. To do so, they communicate closely with marketing and other departments to consistently find potential customers for the products and services they sell, which involves attending regular meetings and utilizing strong verbal and written communication skills. While inside sales directors usually work varying hours in an office, they also attend outside conferences in order to increase their industry knowledge.
Although a bachelor’s degree in marketing or sales is highly beneficial for this position, some employers require only an associate's degree or no college education at all. However, prior experience as a proven and successful sales representative is necessary, as is a clearly demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and communicate expectations to other departments within a company.
Inside Sales Director Tasks
- Hire, manage, direct, and coach the sales team and customer service representatives.
- Forecast and track sales metrics and budgets.
- Build relationships with existing and potential clients, educating them about services and products.
- Manage major accounts activities such as sales quotes and support.
Pay by Experience Level for Inside Sales Director
Pay by Experience for an Inside Sales Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Inside Sales Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Inside Sales Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Inside Sales Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 23 salaries. An Inside Sales Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 10 salaries.
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