Sales Administrator Salary

Pay for Sales Administrators in the United States is very modest at just $41K per year. The range in cash compensation to Sales Administrators (largely between $29K and $55K) includes potential earnings of $5K from bonuses, $8K from profit sharing, and commissions of $19K in exceptional cases. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Sales Administrators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 84 percent. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,827 - $56,440
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$56K
MEDIAN: $41,086
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$12.25 - $21.89
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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
$30,827 - $56,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,223  
Profit Sharing
$172.32 - $7,693  
Commission
$797 - $19,392  
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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$28,709 - $55,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 662
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.25 - $21.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.80 - $33.73  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,223  
   
Commission
$797 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$172.32 - $7,693  
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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$28,709 - $55,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 426
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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 who transition into a Sales Operations Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $71K 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


Survey results suggest that Sales Administrators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Excel, Contract Management, 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. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Administrator

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $37K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $41K. Sales Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,767

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

Surpassing the national average by 34 percent, Sales Administrators in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Sales Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Minneapolis (+14 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Sales Administrators in San Diego earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (15 percent lower) and Austin (11 percent lower).

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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
$40,000


Skills That Affect Sales Administrator Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Microsoft Excel
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Contract Management
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National Average
$40,000

Sales Administration
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Salesforce
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 221 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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