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Sales & Marketing Assistant Salary

Pay for Sales & Marketing Assistants in the United States is very modest at just $35K per year. Cash earnings for Sales & Marketing Assistants — including $5K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $25K to $46K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Sales & Marketing Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Sales & Marketing Assistants are female. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$25,747 - $46,936
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,946
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$10.14 - $19.22
(Median)
$10
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary 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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,747 - $46,936  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,530  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $6,953  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,635  
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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$24,625 - $45,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 599
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
$10.14 - $19.22  
   
Overtime
$14.86 - $30.73  
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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,530  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,635  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $6,953  
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).
)
$24,625 - $45,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 469

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Marketing Director, where median compensation is $79K annually. Marketing Coordinators or Executive Assistants are common next-step roles for Sales & Marketing Assistants moving up in their careers; annual pay for Marketing Coordinators is $5K higher on average, and it's $11K higher for Executive Assistants.

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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 Powerpoint, Marketing Administration, Customer Relationship Management, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Web Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Microsoft Word. Most people experienced in 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $32K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $36K. Sales & Marketing Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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


Portland is home to an above-average pay rate for Sales & Marketing Assistants, 19 percent higher than the national average. Sales & Marketing Assistants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+17 percent), Boston (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). Miami is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent.

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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




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Sales & Marketing Assistant Salaries



Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Sales
0%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

Graphic Design
0%

National Average
$34,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 5%

Web Marketing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 24%
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