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Sales & Marketing Assistant Salary (United States)

Between two-thirds and three-fourths of Sales & Marketing Assistants are still navigating the early stages of their careers and report less than five years' experience. The workforce as a whole reports a median income in the neighborhood of $35K annually. Total cash compensation to Sales & Marketing Assistants bottoms out near $24K and approaches $46K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. About one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Women make up the vast majority of Sales & Marketing Assistants (81 percent). Job satisfaction for Sales & Marketing Assistants is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Sales & Marketing Assistant Salary (?
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$25,668 - $47,240
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MEDIAN: $34,847
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Sales & Marketing Assistant Salary (?
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$10.01 - $19.20
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,668 - $47,240  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,856  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $5,152  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,665  
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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$24,403 - $46,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 685
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $19.20  
   
Overtime
$14.52 - $29.63  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,856  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,665  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $5,152  
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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$24,403 - $46,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 519
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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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For Sales & Marketing Assistants, career progression to a Marketing Director role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. Typically, a Marketing Director, an upper-level role, can earn $79K annually. When Sales & Marketing Assistants are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Marketing Coordinators or Executive Assistants. Those roles pay an additional $5K and $11K, respectively.

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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, Customer Relationship Management , Powerpoint, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 5 percent, 4 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Web Marketing and Social Media Marketing. Most people familiar with 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.
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. Sales & Marketing Assistants bring in $39K after working for 10 to 20 years. For some reason, Sales & Marketing Assistants with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $36K. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, a fair portion land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to one-tenth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Chicago
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Houston
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Denver
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Dallas
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Los Angeles
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Seattle
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Minneapolis
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Washington
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National Average
$34,000
Philadelphia
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Miami
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Sales & Marketing Assistants will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like New York, Chicago, Houston, and Denver, top-paying markets where Sales & Marketing Assistants rake in more than the national norm (+6 percent, +5 percent, +4 percent, and +4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Miami, which sits 9 percent below the national average.

Sales & Marketing Assistant Reviews

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

Late-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Sales & Marketing Assistant Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%
Powerpoint
up arrow 3%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%
Sales
up arrow 2%
Graphic Design
up arrow 2%
Customer Service
up arrow 1%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%
Media / Public Relations
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Microsoft Excel
0%
National Average
$34,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 3%
Web Marketing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 286 votes.

Gender

Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 24%