Sales Administrator Salary

Median pay for Sales Administrators in the United States is around $42K per year. The final incomes of Sales Administrators generally vary between $30K and $57K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $6K, $5K, and $20K, respectively. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although close to a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The majority of Sales Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (86 percent) of Sales Administrators who took the survey are female. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,219 - $58,607
$31K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,682
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$13.10 - $22.63
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MEDIAN: $17.23
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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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,219 - $58,607  
   
Bonus
$776 - $5,888  
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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$29,684 - $56,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 473
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.10 - $22.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40  
Overtime
$20.56 - $37.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$776 - $5,888  
   
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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$29,684 - $56,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 364

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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Sales Operations Manager. The latter position pays an average of $72K annually. Sales Administrators most often move into Sales Coordinator or Office Manager roles. However, the former pays $4K less on average, and the latter pays $1K less.

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Popular Skills for Sales Administrator


Sales Administrators seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Salesforce, 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. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Administrator

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Sales Administrators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $37K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $48K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,049

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

Home to some of the best pay for Sales Administrators, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 47 percent above the national average. Sales Administrators will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+34 percent), New York (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), and Minneapolis (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Diego. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Atlanta and Indianapolis (8 percent lower).

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 146 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Sales Administrator Salaries

▲20%

▲16%

▲4%

National Average
$40,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Sales Administrator Salaries

Data Analysis
▲5%

▲2%

Contract Management
▲2%

Sales Administration
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$40,000





Microsoft Word
▼3%

▼5%

Executive Support
▼10%

Sales
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
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: 53%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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