Sales Administrator Salary

Sales Administrators in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $41K per year. Overall compensation packages to Sales Administrators range from $28K on the low end to $54K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $5K and profit sharing that approaches $6K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $12K. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Sales Administrators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 83 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. For the most part, Sales Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,600 - $55,249
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,880
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$12.09 - $21.64
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$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,600 - $55,249  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,031  
Profit Sharing
$166.38 - $6,128  
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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$28,175 - $54,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 563
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $21.64  
   
Overtime
$17.34 - $32.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,031  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$166.38 - $6,128  
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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$28,175 - $54,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 373
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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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There are some Sales Administrators — though it's uncommon — that transition into Contract Administrators, where earnings are an average $51K annually. The most common career progression for Sales Administrators leads to becoming a Sales Coordinator, where pay is typically $36K. However, many Sales Administrators also opt to become Executive Assistants, a position that pays $45K on average.

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Popular Skills for Sales Administrator


Sales Administrators report using a wide range of professional 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. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Administrator

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $36K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $44K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $43K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Sales Administrators in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Sales Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+16 percent), Minneapolis (+15 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Compared to the national average, San Diego Sales Administrators have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Miami and Austin (15 percent lower and 10 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
$39,000


Skills That Affect Sales Administrator Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 209 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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