Sales & Marketing Assistants aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and over one-half have dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,962 - $48,905
(Median)
$28K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,242
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$10.83 - $19.82
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$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$27,962 - $48,905  
   
Bonus
$148.65 - $5,884  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,547  
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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$25,206 - $47,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 354
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.83 - $19.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$15.17 - $34.78  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$148.65 - $5,884  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,547  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$25,206 - $47,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 283
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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 advance into the role of a Marketing Director are fairly uncommon. Marketing Directors on average earn $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


Sales & Marketing Assistants report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Marketing Administration, Customer Relationship Management, Powerpoint, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Graphic Design, Web Marketing, and Adobe Photoshop. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales & Marketing Assistant

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $34K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $39K. For Sales & Marketing Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $42K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,930

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

Home to some of the best pay for Sales & Marketing Assistants, Denver offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Sales & Marketing Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+21 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), Irvine (+18 percent), and Portland (+14 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Diego. Employers also pay below the national average in Cincinnati (12 percent lower) and Miami (11 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
$35,000


Skills That Affect Sales & Marketing Assistant Salaries

Marketing Administration
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

Powerpoint
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
0%

National Average
$35,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Sales
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
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Web Marketing
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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