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Sales & Marketing Assistant Salary

Sales & Marketing Assistants in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $35K per year. Overall incomes of Sales & Marketing Assistants — including $5K bonuses, $7K profit sharing proceeds, and $11K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $25K and $46K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — just under one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Sales & Marketing Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$25,601 - $47,515
(Median)
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48K
MEDIAN: $34,826
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$10.04 - $19.14
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National Salary Data

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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
$25,601 - $47,515  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,871  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $6,851  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,150  
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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$24,505 - $46,229  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 655
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
$10.04 - $19.14  
   
Overtime
$14.55 - $30.44  
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 - $4,871  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,150  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $6,851  
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).
)
$24,505 - $46,229  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 495
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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. On average, a Marketing Director, an upper-level role, can earn $79K annually. Career advancement for the typical Sales & Marketing Assistant often leads to becoming a Marketing Coordinator or an Executive Assistant; median salaries in these positions are $5K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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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, Customer Relationship Management, Powerpoint, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Web Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Microsoft Word. Most people who know 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $35K on average — a distinctly larger sum. 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


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Sales & Marketing Assistants, 27 percent higher than the national average. Sales & Marketing Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Miami is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Minneapolis (4 percent lower) and Philadelphia (3 percent lower).

Sales & Marketing Assistant Reviews

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


Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Sales & Marketing Assistant Salaries


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Powerpoint
up arrow 4%

Sales
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$34,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 3%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%

Web Marketing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 255 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 23%