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: $50,389

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$30,247 - $74,972  
$1,030 - $36,248  
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$3,041 - $40,851  
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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).
$35,000 - $91,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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

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Skills That Affect Outside Sales Representative Salaries

Strategic Sales
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Construction Estimating
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Product Marketing
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Product Support
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Technical Sales
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Field Sales
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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


29 %
71 %

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