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. Total cash compensation to Sales Administrators approaches anywhere from $28K on the lower end to $54K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Sales Administrators is high. The vast majority of Sales Administrators (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,606 - $55,331

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$12.10 - $21.76

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National Salary 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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,606 - $55,331  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,024  
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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$28,314 - $54,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 566
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $21.76  
   
Overtime
$17.31 - $32.47  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,024  
   
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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$28,314 - $54,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 375
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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 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


Survey results suggest that Sales Administrators put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $36K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $41K. Sales Administrators see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $43K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location


Sales Administrators will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Sales Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+15 percent), New York (+12 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Sales Administrators' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Sales Administrators in San Diego bring in salaries that are 23 percent lower than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Miami and Austin (15 percent lower and 11 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

Microsoft Excel
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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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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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
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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