Outside Sales Representative Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Commissions constitute a big slice (approximately one-third on average) of overall compensation for Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill., and the median take-home for this group lies near $60K. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Though the majority of Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Men make up the majority of Chicago Outside Sales Representatives (66 percent) survey respondents. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$30,811 - $77,484
MEDIAN: $50,599

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$30,811 - $77,484  
$0.00 - $20,373  
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $5,000  
$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).
$37,719 - $94,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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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.

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Chicago Outside Sales Representatives. The average beginner in this position makes around $48K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $66K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Outside Sales Representatives in Chicago, Ill. make a median salary of $75K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $82K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Product Marketing
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Customer Relations
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Account Management
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Technical Sales
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New Business Development
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Project Management
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Strategic Sales
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Field Sales
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National Average

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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 19 votes.


34 %
66 %

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