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Outside Sales Representative Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Total annual pay for Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago is approximately $59K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — more than two-fifths on average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill. who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$30,201 - $79,110
MEDIAN: $50,004

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$30,201 - $79,110  
$0.00 - $20,322  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $5,000  
$4,872 - $51,278  
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).
$35,916 - $98,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148

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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.

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $47K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $64K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago make a median salary of $74K. 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 $80K.

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

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Customer Service
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Account Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.


35 %
65 %

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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 11%