Outside Sales Representative Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Commissions form a big slice (nearly two in five) of total compensation for Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago. The median income in this area hovers around $58K. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Male Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill. are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 64 percent of professionals. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,449 - $79,855
MEDIAN: $49,557

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$29,449 - $79,855  
$0.00 - $20,482  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $5,000  
$4,818 - $51,823  
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).
$33,535 - $98,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 144

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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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $64K. On average, Chicago Outside Sales Representatives make $73K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $79K.

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Experience Affects Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Account Management
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Technical Sales
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New Business Development
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Strategic Sales
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Customer Relations
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Field Sales
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National Average

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Account Sales
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


36 %
64 %

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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 12%