Outside Sales Representative Salary in Chicago, Illinois

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (over a third) of final income for Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago. That final number averages out to $61K across the industry. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill. — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Chicago Outside Sales Representatives (66 percent) survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$30,080 - $77,710
MEDIAN: $50,770

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$30,080 - $77,710  
$0.00 - $24,534  
Profit Sharing
$3,677 - $50,335  
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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).
$38,948 - $97,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill. with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $48K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $67K. Chicago Outside Sales Representatives with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $75K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $87K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Product Marketing
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Construction Estimating
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Customer Relations
up arrow 22%

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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Product Support
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National Average

Field Sales
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Customer Service
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Account Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Rated 3 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


34 %
66 %

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 13%