Sales & Marketing Assistant Salary

Pay for Sales & Marketing Assistants in the United States is very modest at just $36K annually. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Sales & Marketing Assistants spread between $25K and $47K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Sales & Marketing Assistants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 82 percent. Although approximately one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Sales & Marketing Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$27,184 - $48,737
(Median)
$27K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,530
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$10.27 - $19.55
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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,184 - $48,737  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,991  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $6,953  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,177  
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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$25,000 - $46,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 594
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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $19.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$15.60 - $30.79  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,991  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,177  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $6,953  
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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$25,000 - $46,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 474
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Job Description for Sales & Marketing Assistant

A sales and marketing assistants generally help with a company's marketing and sales initiatives by following through with promotions and marketing campaigns. This can include updating social media, creating promotional email campaigns, coordinating exhibit and trade show appearances, and contacting customers. Sales and marketing assistants often work closely with a marketing executive. Their work may include preparing proposals, running reports, and a variety of other duties as assigned by the marketing executive.

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Sales & Marketing Assistant Tasks

  • Participate in sales and marketing activities to promote products and services.
  • Assist in finding and contacting potential sales prospects.
  • Provide administrative support to the sales and marketing department by preparing reports, conducting research, and performing clerical functions.

Common Career Paths for Sales & Marketing Assistant


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Sales & Marketing Assistants who transition into a Marketing Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $80K per year. Typical career progression for a Sales & Marketing Assistant involves becoming a Marketing Coordinator or a Marketing Manager, roles that pay $4K more and $26K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Sales & Marketing Assistant


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Marketing Administration, Powerpoint, Customer Relationship Management, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Web Marketing, Media / Public Relations, and Adobe Photoshop. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales & Marketing Assistant

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


For Sales & Marketing Assistants, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $33K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $37K. On average, Sales & Marketing Assistants make $38K following one to two decades on the job. Sales & Marketing Assistants who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,259

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

Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Sales & Marketing Assistants in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Sales & Marketing Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+14 percent), Denver (+12 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Miami, 11 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Minneapolis (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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What is it like working as a Sales & Marketing Assistant?

Sales & Marketing Assistant in Charlotte:
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Pros: Schedule flexibility, freedom in my role, creativity, office conditions are okay, get along with my coworkers.
Cons: Compensation on monthly sales, management level can be stressful on employees.

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Experience Affects Sales & Marketing Assistant Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Sales & Marketing Assistant Salaries

Marketing Administration
up arrow 4%

Powerpoint
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
0%

National Average
$34,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Sales
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%


Web Marketing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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