Earnings for Sales Administrators in the United States come in at around $42K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Sales Administrators stretch from $30K on the lower end to $57K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The vast majority of Sales Administrators (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,660 - $58,300
(Median)
$32K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,781
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$12.83 - $22.93
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$13
$17
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,660 - $58,300  
   
Bonus
$610 - $5,980  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $5,068  
Commission
$1,216 - $19,727  
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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$29,728 - $56,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 506
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.83 - $22.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$20.68 - $36.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$610 - $5,980  
   
Commission
$1,216 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $5,068  
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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$29,728 - $56,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 369
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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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For Sales Administrators, progressing to a Sales Operations Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Sales Operations Manager can earn $72K annually. More often than not, a Sales Coordinator role is the next step for Sales Administrators moving up in the field. Pay for Sales Coordinators is usually $36K. Many Sales Administrators choose to take on an Executive Assistant role instead, where salaries are typically $46K.

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Popular Skills for Sales Administrator


Sales Administrators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, Salesforce, Sales Administration, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Executive Support and Data Entry also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Administrator

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


For Sales Administrators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $38K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $42K. Sales Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $48K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,387

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Sales Administrators, working in the bustling city of Chicago has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Sales Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+33 percent), New York (+21 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Atlanta and Salt Lake City are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

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What is it like working as a Sales Administrator?

Sales Administrator in San Diego:
Pros: I am not micromanaged and I am left alone to complete tasks assigned to me in any way I chose to complete them. I don't have to check in with my boss every hour of the day as I CC him on all my work completed and he can check what I've done at anytime.
Cons: I cannot learn every aspect of my position due to job security. There are some aspects I would like to learn but my superior will not teach me as she thinks it would be too difficult for me to learn. I cannot continue to grow if I'm not given the opportunity to.

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.

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Experience Affects Sales Administrator Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Sales Administrator Salaries

Contract Management
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Salesforce
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Sales Administration
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National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Excel
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Word
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Executive Support
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Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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