Outside Sales Representative Salary in Chicago, Illinois

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (roughly a third) of final income for Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago. That final number averages out to $60K across the industry. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Chicago Outside Sales Representatives are male. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,860 - $77,341
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,489
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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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$30,860 - $77,341  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,322  
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $4,913  
Commission
$4,949 - $43,398  
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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$37,849 - $94,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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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.


Chicago Outside Sales Representatives with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $48K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $66K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago make a median salary of $75K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $82K.

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Experience Affects Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%



National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Product Marketing
up arrow 26%

Customer Relations
up arrow 23%

Account Management
up arrow 22%

Technical Sales
up arrow 16%

Presentation
up arrow 16%

New Business Development
up arrow 15%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 11%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 8%

Field Sales
up arrow 4%

National Average
$60,000

Presentations
up arrow 4%

Account Sales
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Negotiation
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 11%
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