Inside Sales Directors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $73K annually. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. More than half of Inside Sales Directors (65 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of Inside Sales Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$44,308 - $105,704
MEDIAN: $73,337

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$44,308 - $105,704  
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$46,663 - $118,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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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.


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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Inside Sales Director

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

Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $64K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $79K. Inside Sales Directors bring in $92K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Inside Sales Directors report making only $84K on average.

Inside Sales Director Reviews

What is it like working as an Inside Sales Director?

Inside Sales Director in Cleveland:
"Inside Sales - How to Makes Sales Happy."
Pros: My sales team really appreciates my efforts - when they get a sale. They reward me with words and truly like having me on the team.
Cons: My management doesn't understand that sales operates on a different schedule then a factory. I need to work when needed not just 9-5. However I end up working 9-5 + when they need me. With no commission.

Inside Sales Director in Birmingham:
"Great management with work flexibility and an Office."
Pros: I enjoy everything about my job. It creates a almost perfect balance of graphic design work and customer relations. I enjoy the freedom of having weekends off and flexible work hours to balance with classes. I get my own office and only report to one person(the general manager). I like the responsibility of handling my own department ensuring it success.
Cons: The only thing I do not enjoy about my job is invoicing every customer, sometimes in combination with insane deadlines it can get a bit overwhelming. However all in all it's not that bad.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


35 %
65 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 16%