Sales Administrator Salary

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 $41K per year. 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. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Sales Administrators who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,455 - $55,177
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,797
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$12.04 - $21.37
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$30,455 - $55,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,004  
Profit Sharing
$167.68 - $6,153  
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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$28,008 - $53,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 551
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
$12.04 - $21.37  
   
Overtime
$17.53 - $32.12  
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 - $5,004  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$167.68 - $6,153  
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).
)
$28,008 - $53,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 359

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Contract Administrator. The latter position pays an average of $51K annually. 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


Sales Administrators generally report applying a varied skill set 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 and Data Entry as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $36K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $41K. Sales Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $43K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $42K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Sales Administrators, 19 percent above the national average. Sales Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), and Columbus (+7 percent). Sales Administrators in San Diego report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 22 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Miami and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (19 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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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Microsoft Excel
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$39,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 226 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

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: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%