Mid-Career Outside Sales Representative Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $56K, one in four of overall earnings for Mid-Career Outside Sales Representatives arrives through commissions. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $29K and $18K, respectively — total cash payment to Mid-Career Outside Sales Representatives can bottom out near $33K or peak near $91K depending on individual performance. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Mid-Career Outside Sales Representatives enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While approximately one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Mid-Career Outside Sales Representatives greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,385 - $75,880
$29K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,271
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90%

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$10.06 - $24.44
$10
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $14.75
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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.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$29,385 - $75,880  
   
Bonus
$991 - $29,347  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,571  
Commission
$1,216 - $48,901  
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).
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$32,738 - $91,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,121
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $24.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.72  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$991 - $29,347  
   
Commission
$1,216 - $48,901  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,571  
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).
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$32,738 - $91,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Those at Cintas Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $73K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,443

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Mid-Career Outside Sales Representatives, Houston provides a pay rate that is 30 percent greater than the national average. Mid-Career Outside Sales Representatives will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+23 percent), Denver (+23 percent), Phoenix (+21 percent), and Chicago (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Miami, which sits 11 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Outside Sales Representative

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
5-9 years
68%
10-19 years
32%
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Skills That Affect Outside Sales Representative Salaries

Technical Sales
▲17%



Presentations
▲8%


Product Support
▲5%

Training
▲5%

▲4%

Strategic Sales
▲3%



▲2%

Sales Management
▲1%

National Average
$56,000

Product Marketing
▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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