Sales & Marketing Assistant Salary (United States)

With approximately two-thirds of Sales & Marketing Assistants reporting fewer than five years of experience, the field is full of relatively green workers making an average of $33,571 annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $24,403 to $46,151 per year. In the world of Sales & Marketing Assistants, total cash compensation ranges from $25,668 on the lower end to $47,240 on the higher end; this includes bonuses that peak near $4,856 and profit sharing that approaches $5,152, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $11,665. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, 24 percent are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by most and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
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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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  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 685
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $19.20  
   
Overtime
$14.52 - $29.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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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  
PayScale
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 advancement has a positively large impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Marketing Director will earn $45K more than someone not as far along in their career. Sales & Marketing Assistants typically move into roles as Marketing Coordinators or Executive Assistants, where they can expect an extra $4,705 or $10,998 per year.

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Popular Skills for Sales & Marketing Assistant

Survey takers working as Sales & Marketing Assistants report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Marketing Administration, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), 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 pay less than market rate include Web Marketing and Social Media Marketing. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales & Marketing Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Starting out, salaries are typically $33K, which grows to $36K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $39K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years in the field, Sales & Marketing Assistants see a slip in salary, bringing in an average of $36K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 10 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; most of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

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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For Sales & Marketing Assistants, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include New York, Chicago, Houston, and Denver, where Sales & Marketing Assistants typically earn around 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent more than usual. With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Miami is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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