Outside Sales Representative with Field Sales Skills Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills (one in four) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $54K. Final cash compensation to Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills varies from around $31K to approximately $91K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $27K and $10K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Male Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,382 - $77,125
(Median)
$28K
$46K
$77K
MEDIAN: $46,029
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$9.72 - $22.00
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$9
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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
$28,382 - $77,125  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,163  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,323  
Commission
$496.65 - $41,275  
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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$31,418 - $91,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,452
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $22.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.56  
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.26  
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
$0.00 - $27,163  
   
Commission
$496.65 - $41,275  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,323  
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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$31,418 - $91,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Cintas Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $78K.

Fastenal Company lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary less than half of the top paying company's rate ($32K).

Pay by Experience Level for Outside Sales Representative

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $47K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills make a median salary of $63K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,492

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

Home to some of the best pay for Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average. Outside Sales Representatives with Field Sales skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+27 percent), Houston (+23 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), and New York (+17 percent). Charlotte is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cleveland (4 percent less) and Los Angeles (3 percent less).

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Experience Affects Outside Sales Representative Salaries


Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 227 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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