Sales & Marketing Assistant Salary

Sales & Marketing Assistants in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $35K annually on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. For the most part, Sales & Marketing Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Sales & Marketing Assistants who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. Although about a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$25,682 - $47,333
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,962
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$10.26 - $19.33
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$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,682 - $47,333  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,637  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $2,291  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,693  
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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$24,782 - $46,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 585
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $19.33  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $30.33  
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 - $4,637  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,693  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $2,291  
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).
)
$24,782 - $46,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 464
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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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At the upper end, Sales & Marketing Assistants who move into a Marketing Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Marketing Directors is a much higher $79K per year. Typical career progression for a Sales & Marketing Assistant involves becoming a Marketing Coordinator or an Executive Assistant, roles that pay $5K more and $11K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Sales & Marketing Assistant


Sales & Marketing Assistants seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Marketing Administration, Powerpoint, Customer Relationship Management, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 5 percent, 4 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Microsoft Word. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales & Marketing Assistant

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $33K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $36K. For Sales & Marketing Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $38K. Sales & Marketing Assistants who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $36K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Sales & Marketing Assistants that is 18 percent greater than the national average, Portland offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Sales & Marketing Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+17 percent), Boston (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Miami is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Philadelphia (4 percent less) and Minneapolis (3 percent less).

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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


Powerpoint
up arrow 4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Sales
0%

National Average
$34,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 5%

Web Marketing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 178 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 24%
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