Total annual pay for Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago is approximately $65K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — about a fourth on average. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill. — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Most Chicago Outside Sales Representatives survey respondents are men (71 percent). A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,247 - $74,972
(Median)
$30K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,389
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Salary
$30,247 - $74,972  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $36,248  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$3,041 - $40,851  
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).
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$35,000 - $91,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103

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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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $54K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $69K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $75K in this role. Chicago Outside Sales Representatives who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $68K.

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Experience Affects Outside Sales Representative Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 3%

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 4%

National Average
$65,000

Product Support
up arrow 1%

Technical Sales
up arrow 5%

Field Sales
up arrow 9%

Presentation
up arrow 10%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 11%

Customer Service
up arrow 11%


Negotiation
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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