Sales & Marketing Assistant Salary

Sales & Marketing Assistants in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $36K annually. With bonuses occasionally running north of $5K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $7K, and a few commissions as high as $7K, total income for Sales & Marketing Assistants can range between $25K and $47K according to individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Sales & Marketing Assistants are female. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,184 - $48,737
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$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 (?
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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.

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Sales & Marketing Assistants' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Marketing Director. The average Marketing Director brings home $80K per year. Marketing Coordinators or Marketing Managers are common next-step roles for Sales & Marketing Assistants moving up in their careers; annual pay for Marketing Coordinators is $4K higher on average, and it's $26K higher for Marketing Managers.

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Popular Skills for Sales & Marketing Assistant


Survey results imply that Sales & Marketing Assistants deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. 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 skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales & Marketing Assistant

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


Sales & Marketing Assistants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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 $37K. Sales & Marketing Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,259

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Sales & Marketing Assistants, 19 percent higher than the national average. 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. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Diego (8 percent lower) and Minneapolis (7 percent lower).

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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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