Sales & Marketing Assistant Salary
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.
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.Read More...
This is considered an entry level position in many companies, and it may be full time or part time. The hours are often flexible, with evenings and weekends sometimes required. Sales and marketing assistants also must be available to work off-site at special events.
Many companies prefer sales and marketing assistants have a bachelor’s degree in communications, business, or marketing; experience in the field is also valuable. Excellent communication skills are necessary, as are basic computer skills; sales and marketing assistants are often called upon to update blogs and a variety of social media outlets. A personable and professional demeanor is essential, and some employers may prefer a bilingual candidate depending on their customer base.
Sales & Marketing Assistant Tasks
- Provide administrative support to the sales and marketing department by preparing reports, conducting research, and performing clerical functions.
- Assist in finding and contacting potential sales prospects.
- Participate in sales and marketing activities to promote products and services.
Common Career Paths for Sales & Marketing Assistant
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
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).