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Sales Administrator Salary (United States)

Those pursuing careers as Sales Administrators in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $40K annually. Final cash compensation to Sales Administrators varies from around $28K to approximately $54K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $6K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Sales Administrators (85 percent) are women. Most Sales Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Sales Administrator Salary (?
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$29,856 - $54,843
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MEDIAN: $40,385
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Sales Administrator Salary (?
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$12.07 - $21.16
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,856 - $54,843  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,908  
Profit Sharing
$170.00 - $6,145  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,164  
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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$27,749 - $53,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 523
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.07 - $21.16  
   
Overtime
$17.57 - $32.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,908  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,164  
Profit Sharing
$170.00 - $6,145  
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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$27,749 - $53,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 338
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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. a Contract Administrator typically earns $51K per year. The most common promotion for Sales Administrators is a Sales Coordinator position, which usually brings in $36K a year. Another standard transition for Sales Administrators seeking advancement is to assume an Executive Assistant role, where pay is often $45K.

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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 , Sales Administration, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office 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. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $36K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $41K. Sales Administrators see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $42K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$39,000
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For Sales Administrators, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Sales Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+24 percent), New York (+18 percent), Boston (+4 percent), and Dallas (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Austin. Houston and San Diego are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

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.

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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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National Average
$39,000
Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 219 votes.

Gender

Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 18%