Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago (close to a third) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $62K. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Men account for the majority of Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill. who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chicago Outside Sales Representatives. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$30,724 - $75,811
$31K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,972
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$0$93K
Salary $30,724 - $75,811
Bonus $1,987 - $36,386
Profit Sharing $2,000
Commission $3,109 - $58,175
Total Pay (?
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$36,573 - $93,394
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 108

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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

Pay by Experience for an Outside Sales Representative has a positive trend. An entry-level Outside Sales Representative with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 54 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Outside Sales Representative with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Outside Sales Representative which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 36 salaries. An Outside Sales Representative with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 16 salaries.

Key Stats for Outside Sales Representative

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Outside Sales Representative Salaries

▲22%

▲21%

▲9%

National Average
$62,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Outside Sales Representative Salaries

Construction Estimating
▲20%

Strategic Sales
▲19%

Presentations
▲15%

Product Marketing
▲13%



Technical Sales
▲5%

Product Support
▲5%

Customer Relations
▲1%

National Average
$62,000


▼5%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼5%

Presentation
▼5%


Negotiation
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 22%
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