Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Chicago Outside Sales Representatives (just under one in three) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $62K. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Some workers in this field — just under one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Most Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill. report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,401 - $74,125
$30K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,357
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Salary
$30,401 - $74,125  
   
Bonus
$1,500 - $36,121  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$3,973 - $41,084  
Total Pay (?
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$35,478 - $92,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 108

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Outside Sales Representative

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $55K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $67K. Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill. see a median salary of $75K after reaching one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $74K.

Key Stats for Outside Sales Representative

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Outside Sales Representative Salaries

▲21%

▲19%

▲7%

National Average
$62,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Outside Sales Representative Salaries

Construction Estimating
▲18%

Strategic Sales
▲18%

Presentations
▲14%

Product Marketing
▲12%



Technical Sales
▲4%

Product Support
▲4%

Customer Relations
▼0%

National Average
$62,000


▼6%

Presentation
▼6%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼7%


Negotiation
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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