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Sales Administrator Salary

Sales Administrators in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $41K per year. In the world of Sales Administrators, total cash compensation can vary between $28K and $54K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $6K, respectively. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Sales Administrators are female. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,480 - $55,264
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,731
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90%

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$12.12 - $21.52
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$30,480 - $55,264  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$28,132 - $53,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 556
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $21.52  
   
Overtime
$17.55 - $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 - $5,000  
   
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).
)
$28,132 - $53,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 370

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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. Contract Administrators earn $51K on average 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


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. Sales and Data Entry, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. The majority of those who know 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.


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 bring in $44K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $42K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location


For Sales Administrators, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Sales Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Columbus (+8 percent), and Denver (+7 percent). Sales Administrators in San Diego earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers pay around 19 percent less in Miami and 10 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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Sales Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Office
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Salesforce
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 220 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 19%
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