Outside Sales Manager Salary

The majority of Outside Sales Managers in the United States — a little more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $35K to $107K per year, and the median is $53K per year. Total incomes of Outside Sales Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $25K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $35K and $107K. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Outside Sales Managers survey respondents are men (72 percent). A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. Job satisfaction for Outside Sales Managers is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,682 - $88,639
MEDIAN: $52,537

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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.
$30,682 - $88,639  
$0.00 - $24,606  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $14,544  
$0.00 - $62,189  
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).
$34,784 - $107,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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Job Description for Outside Sales Manager

An outside sales manager supervises sales teams that make sales calls and finalize deals outside of their business or office building. Salespersons and teams that work in outside sales typically sell their company's products and services, engaging in face-to-face meetings with potential clients and exchanging information and contracts in person. Outside sales managers help set performance pars and strategies for their team, as well as coordinate territory and clients to prevent overlapping. Additionally, the outside sales manager typically helps process team members' expenses such as mileage, lodging and meals.


Outside Sales Manager Tasks

  • Evaluate and provide analysis to management for new products and international market opportunities.
  • Ensure execution of the developed sales strategies, plans and advertising or promotional programs.
  • Maintain contact with key markets by visiting and investigating the operations and local conditions.
  • Ensure activities are in accordance to the developed sales objectives.
  • Plans and implements sales programs for one or more of the company's product line.

Common Career Paths for Outside Sales Manager

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Though some Outside Sales Managers move into positions like VP of Sales (where the average salary is $143K), this progression is not the norm. When Outside Sales Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Regional Sales Managers or National Sales Managers. Those roles pay an additional $25K and $31K, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Outside Sales Manager

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

Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $49K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $60K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Outside Sales Managers see a median salary of $67K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $65K.

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Experience Affects Outside Sales Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Outside Sales Manager Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.


28 %
72 %

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: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 17%