Commissions form a big slice (about one in four) of total compensation for Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills. The median income in this area hovers around $55K. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$27,912 - $76,949
(Median)
$28K
$47K
$77K
MEDIAN: $46,769
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50%
90%

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$9.97 - $22.99
(Median)
$10
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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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
$27,912 - $76,949  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $29,342  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,381  
Commission
$1,163 - $42,192  
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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$31,859 - $91,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,112
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $22.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.14  
Overtime
$11.63 - $35.51  
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
$493.16 - $29,342  
   
Commission
$1,163 - $42,192  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,381  
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).
)
$31,859 - $91,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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 $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 claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $60K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,715

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

For Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+28 percent), New York (+28 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and Dallas (+19 percent). In Pittsburgh, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Diego and Los Angeles (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Outside Sales Representative Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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