Outside Sales Representative Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Commissions constitute a big slice (more than a third on average) of overall compensation for Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, and the median take-home for this group lies near $60K. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill. who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$30,860 - $78,630

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Salary
$30,860 - $78,630  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $5,000  
Commission
$4,966 - $43,063  
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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$37,849 - $95,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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Pay by Experience Level for Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, Illinois

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


For many Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $48K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $66K. For Chicago Outside Sales Representatives, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $75K. Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill. who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $82K on average.

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Experience Affects Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%



National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Product Marketing
up arrow 26%

Customer Relations
up arrow 23%

Account Management
up arrow 21%

Presentations
up arrow 18%

New Business Development
up arrow 16%

Technical Sales
up arrow 16%

Presentation
up arrow 16%

Project Management
up arrow 11%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 10%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 8%

Product Support
up arrow 7%

Field Sales
up arrow 3%

National Average
$60,000

Account Sales
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Negotiation
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 11%
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