Sales Administrator Salary

Sales Administrators in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $41K per year on average. The final incomes of Sales Administrators generally vary between $28K and $54K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $5K, $6K, and $12K, respectively. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of Sales Administrators (82 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,572 - $55,306
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,880
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$12.10 - $21.61
(Median)
$12
$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
$30,572 - $55,306  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,008  
Profit Sharing
$167.68 - $6,082  
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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$28,211 - $53,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 565
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $21.61  
   
Overtime
$17.34 - $32.43  
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 - $5,008  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$167.68 - $6,082  
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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$28,211 - $53,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 376
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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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Sales Administrators who transition into a Contract Administrator role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $51K per year. Many Sales Administrators advance into roles as Sales Coordinators or Office Managers, but the median salaries are $3K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Sales Administrator


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Excel, Sales Administration, 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $36K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $41K. On average, Sales Administrators make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $43K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Sales Administrators, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Sales Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+16 percent), Minneapolis (+15 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Sales Administrator's salary, with San Diego Sales Administrators earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average. Employers in Miami and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (19 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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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$39,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
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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