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Sales Administrator Salary

Pay for Sales Administrators in the United States is very modest at just $41K per year. The range in cash compensation to Sales Administrators (largely between $28K and $54K) includes potential earnings of $5K from bonuses, $6K from profit sharing, and commissions of $12K in exceptional cases. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Sales Administrators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 83 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$30,367 - $55,183
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,791
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$12.07 - $21.21
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,367 - $55,183  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,896  
Profit Sharing
$170.00 - $6,104  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,080  
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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$27,975 - $53,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 527
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
$12.07 - $21.21  
   
Overtime
$17.41 - $32.65  
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 - $4,896  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$170.00 - $6,104  
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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$27,975 - $53,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 347
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Job Description for Sales Administrator

Sales administrators give clerical support to the sales team. They perform a number of duties focusing on customer satisfaction and coordinating sales team activities. They track reports, file invoices, forward phone calls, greet customers, schedule appointments, follow up on sales calls, and help make sales. They also handle light bookkeeping responsibilities. Sales administrators often act as a link between the customer and the sales team. In that capacity, their duties include preparing multiple types of sales documents and producing related reports. When the sales team is out of the office, sales administrators manage their schedules and create proposals and other needed sales documents. This position primarily works in an office setting during regular business hours; however, overtime may be required during a peak or busy season.

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Sales Administrator Tasks

  • Assist in determining vendor availability, pricing and service of replacement parts, shipment discrepancies, product information and product inspections.
  • Prepare, administer and coordinate customer and dealer quotations, proposals, bids, orders, contracts and specifications in an efficient manner.
  • Administer and coordinate the promotion and sale of company parts and products.
  • Manage, track and reconcile merchandise, premiums and collateral.

Common Career Paths for Sales Administrator


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As Sales Administrators transition into upper-level roles such as Contract Administrator, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Contract Administrators on average earn $51K per year. Sales Administrators most often move into positions as Sales Coordinators or Office Managers. Sales Coordinators actually earn $3K less on average, however, and Office Managers earn $1K less per year than Sales Administrators do.

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Popular Skills for Sales Administrator


Survey results show that Sales Administrators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Excel, Sales Administration, and Salesforce are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Data Entry and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Administrator

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $36K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $44K. For some reason, Sales Administrators with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $42K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Sales Administrators, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Sales Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+23 percent), New York (+17 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Austin and 5 percent less in Houston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Sales Administrator Reviews

What is it like working as a Sales Administrator?

Sales Administrator in Lake Success:
Pros: I enjoy being busy and receiving praise for good work, I enjoy getting my work done efficiently. Management is very nice.
Cons: The hours and the long commute.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Sales Administrator Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Sales Administrator Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Sales Administration
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National Average
$39,000

Salesforce
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 212 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%