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Route Sales Representative Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Route Sales Representatives earn an average of $42K annually. Most Route Sales Representatives like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,219 - $60,626
(Median)
$21K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,502
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90%

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$9.64 - $19.90
(Median)
$9
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$21,219 - $60,626  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
Profit Sharing
$78.61 - $916  
Commission
$0.00 - $37,354  
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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$26,446 - $61,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $19.90  
   
Overtime
$5.30 - $28.00  
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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $37,354  
Profit Sharing
$78.61 - $916  
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).
)
$26,446 - $61,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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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Route Sales Representatives only report a few specific skills. Sales and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service. Competency in Customer Service frequently indicates knowledge of Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Route Sales Representative

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


Route Sales Representatives do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $38K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $49K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $52K on average.

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Experience Affects Route Sales Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Route Sales Representative Salaries

Sales
up arrow 12%

National Average
$43,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%