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Route Sales Representative Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $43K, nearly one in three of overall earnings for Route Sales Representatives arrives through commissions. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but experience level and geography are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Route Sales Representatives, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,911 - $61,131
(Median)
$22K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,568
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90%

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$9.29 - $20.34
(Median)
$9
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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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.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,911 - $61,131  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,060  
Profit Sharing
$80.00 - $1,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $44,919  
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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$26,373 - $62,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 269
National Hourly Rate 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.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $20.34  
   
Overtime
$6.30 - $30.10  
National Annualized 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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,060  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $44,919  
Profit Sharing
$80.00 - $1,000  
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).
)
$26,373 - $62,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Job Description for Route Sales Representative

Route sales representatives represent their organization in the field, selling and delivering products for their organization. They use company delivery vehicles to deliver and sell products to clients, and they must ensure all customers (and prospective customers) have a high-quality customer service experience. Route sales representatives must able to meet deadlines and ensure timely deliveries. They need to meet all sales goals and be able to generate new leads to solicit new business and build their organization's client base.

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Route Sales Representative Tasks

  • Manage inventory and place orders for the next day.
  • Utilize point of purchase (POS) materials to drive sales.
  • Provide customer service to assigned accounts and build and maintain rapport.
  • Load, unload, and drive the products to their appropriate destinations.

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Job skills reported by Route Sales Representatives are limited. Sales and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding of Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Route Sales Representative

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


For Route Sales Representatives, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $38K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $46K. On average, Route Sales Representatives make $48K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Route Sales Representative generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $53K.

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Experience Affects Route Sales Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Route Sales Representative Salaries

Sales
up arrow 13%

National Average
$43,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%