Sales & Marketing Assistant Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Sales & Marketing Assistants in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $35K annually. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Sales & Marketing Assistants. Ranging between $25K near the bottom and $46K near the top, total earnings can include up to $5K from bonuses and up to $7K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $12K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Sales & Marketing Assistants are female. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Sales & Marketing Assistants. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, roughly a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$25,745 - $47,282
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,970
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$10.20 - $19.18
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$15
$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
$25,745 - $47,282  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,551  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $6,904  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,947  
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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$24,590 - $46,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 605
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
$10.20 - $19.18  
   
Overtime
$14.88 - $30.60  
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 - $4,551  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,947  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $6,904  
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).
)
$24,590 - $46,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 482

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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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As Sales & Marketing Assistants transition into upper-level roles such as Marketing Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Marketing Directors earn $79K on average per year. Sales & Marketing Assistants most often move into positions as Marketing Coordinators or Executive Assistants; those groups report median salaries that are $5K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Sales & Marketing Assistant


Sales & Marketing Assistants seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Marketing Administration, Powerpoint, Customer Relationship Management, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 5 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Web Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Microsoft Word. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales & Marketing Assistant

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $32K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $36K. Sales & Marketing Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $37K.

Pay Difference by Location


Sales & Marketing Assistants will find that Portland offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Sales & Marketing Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+17 percent), Boston (+14 percent), New York (+7 percent), and Los Angeles (+6 percent). In Miami, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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

Sales & Marketing Assistant in Charlotte:
"Review."
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



Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Sales
0%

Media / Public Relations
0%

Graphic Design
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%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%

Web Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 215 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
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: 42% employee benefits None: 25%