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Outside Sales Representative Salary in Chicago, Illinois

A large fraction of take-home pay for Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill. comes from commissions — approximately two-fifths on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $57K. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of Chicago Outside Sales Representatives are male. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. For the most part, Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$29,024 - $79,664
MEDIAN: $49,161

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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.
$29,024 - $79,664  
$0.00 - $20,386  
Profit Sharing
$1,989 - $4,069  
$3,710 - $72,719  
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).
$31,846 - $98,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill. 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 $61K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $72K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $80K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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New Business Development
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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.


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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 13%