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 $38,827 per year. Pay begins at $27,749 on the low end and climbs to $53,758 per year near the top. Total cash incomes of Sales Administrators run from $29,856 to $54,843, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4,908, profit sharing that reaches $6,145, and some commissions of nearly $12,164. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Sales Administrators who claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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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Sales Administrators' salaries may rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Contract Administrator may get paid an extra $11,855 per year. Sales Administrators go on to become Sales Coordinators more often than anything else despite lower paychecks (-$3,152). Sales Administrators can find higher salaries (+$5,742) when they move into an Executive Assistant role, another well-traveled path for those in this field.

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Popular Skills for Sales Administrator

Sales Administrators generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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.
Salaries start at $36K, which grows to $41K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $44K after 10 to 20 years. Following a couple decades of work, Sales Administrators watch their salaries dip to an average of $42K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 21 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$39,000
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San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Sales Administrators, 36 percent above the national average. Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and Dallas are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Sales Administrators earning around 24 percent, 18 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent more than average. In Austin, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Houston and San Diego earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-7 percent and -2 percent).

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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Sales
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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%
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