On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (slightly less than a third) of final income for Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill.. That final number averages out to $65K across the industry. Male Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Slightly more than a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,278 - $74,900
$30K
$51K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,979
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Salary
$30,278 - $74,900  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $36,248  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$3,973 - $41,084  
Total Pay (?
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$35,117 - $92,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $55K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $68K. Chicago Outside Sales Representatives claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $75K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $70K.

Key Stats for Outside Sales Representative

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Outside Sales Representative Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 7%


National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Outside Sales Representative Salaries

Strategic Sales
up arrow 18%


Construction Estimating
up arrow 12%

Product Marketing
up arrow 7%



Presentations
up arrow 5%

Technical Sales
0%

Product Support
0%

National Average
$65,000



Customer Service
up arrow 10%

Presentation
up arrow 10%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 12%

Negotiation
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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