Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The median total income of Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago is around $64K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (more than a third, in fact) comes from commissions. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,446 - $77,036
MEDIAN: $50,889

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$30,446 - $77,036  
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$4,300 - $50,000  
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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).
$38,392 - $97,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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.

For many Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill., experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $49K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $69K. Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $75K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $88K.

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Experience Affects Outside Sales Representative Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Outside Sales Representative Salaries

Customer Relations
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Construction Estimating
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Strategic Sales
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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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Product Support
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National Average

Field Sales
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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 15 votes.


31 %
69 %

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%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 13%