Sales Administrators in the United States take home approximately $42K annually on average. Total incomes of Sales Administrators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $57K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The vast majority of Sales Administrators (86 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, between a fifth and a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. For the most part, Sales Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,880 - $58,425
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MEDIAN: $41,840
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$12.97 - $22.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,880 - $58,425  
   
Bonus
$769 - $5,990  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,106  
Commission
$1,385 - $20,000  
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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$29,790 - $56,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 498
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $22.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40  
Overtime
$20.83 - $36.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$769 - $5,990  
   
Commission
$1,385 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,106  
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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$29,790 - $56,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 372

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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

  • Administer and coordinate the promotion and sale of company parts and products.
  • Manage, track and reconcile merchandise, premiums and collateral.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Sales Administrator


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Sales Administrators may progress into high-paying roles like Sales Operations Manager, where median compensation is $72K annually. A Sales Coordinator role is the most common promotion for Sales Administrators moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $36K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Sales Administrators is an Executive Assistant position, where earnings are usually $46K.

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Popular Skills for Sales Administrator


Sales Administrators report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Contract Management, Salesforce, and Sales Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Executive Support and Data Entry also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Sales Administrators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $38K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. Sales Administrators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $48K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,356

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Sales Administrators will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 46 percent. Sales Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+33 percent), New York (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in San Diego and Indianapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Sales Administrator Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Sales Administrator

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 150 votes.
047
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Sales Administrator Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Sales Administrator Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 19%

Contract Management
up arrow 7%


Sales Administration
0%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%

National Average
$40,000




Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%



Executive Support
up arrow 11%

Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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