Outside Sales Representative with Field Sales Skills Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (nearly one in four on average) of overall compensation for Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills, and the median take-home for this group lies near $54K. Total cash compensation to Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills approaches anywhere from $32K on the lower end to $92K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $29K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$28,420 - $77,077
$28K
$48K
$77K
MEDIAN: $47,638
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$9.90 - $23.41
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MEDIAN: $14.87
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$28,420 - $77,077  
   
Bonus
$461.50 - $29,050  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,456  
Commission
$1,505 - $39,822  
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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$31,789 - $92,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,117
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $23.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.14  
Overtime
$14.25 - $35.60  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$461.50 - $29,050  
   
Commission
$1,505 - $39,822  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,456  
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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$31,789 - $92,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills fill the offices of leading firms Fastenal Company, Sherwin Williams Co., Cintas Corporation, Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., and Unifirst Corporation. Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $87K.

The smallest paychecks in the field are found at Fastenal Company, where the median salary is a mere $37K, less than half of the top paying company's rate.

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 $48K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $59K. Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $63K. For some reason, Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,392

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Portland is home to an above-average pay rate for Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills, 62 percent higher than the national average. Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+40 percent), Houston (+37 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), and New York (+17 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 6 percent.

Key Stats for Outside Sales Representative

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 186 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Outside Sales Representative Salaries

▲15%

▲12%

▲8%

National Average
$54,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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