Sales Analyst Salary (United States)

Around three in five of Sales Analysts are still navigating the early stages of their careers and report less than five years' experience. The workforce as a whole reports a median income in the neighborhood of $52,963 annually. The range in pay spans from $36,904 to $74,820 per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and most collect vision insurance. Men are barely outnumbered by their female counterparts, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Sales Analysts. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Sales Analyst Salary (?
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$37,763 - $70,169
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MEDIAN: $52,281
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Sales Analyst Salary (?
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$14.48 - $27.23
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,763 - $70,169  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,779  
Profit Sharing
$607 - $8,625  
Commission
$2,000 - $13,250  
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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$36,904 - $74,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 816
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.48 - $27.23  
   
Overtime
$20.70 - $41.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,779  
   
Commission
$2,000 - $13,250  
Profit Sharing
$607 - $8,625  
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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$36,904 - $74,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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Job Description for Sales Analyst

The sales analyst is tasked with a variety of efforts relating to increasing overall sales. This primarily involves analyzing past sales data and market trends, and then using those analyses to produce sales forecasts and strategies. They also examines a company's production, distribution, and marketing systems to address possible shortcomings. The sales analyst may coordinate with marketing teams to create promotional activities and suggest other methods to boost sales. The sales analyst must communicate with vendors and outside clients to coordinate new marketing efforts.
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Sales Analyst Tasks
  • Contribute to the streamlining of the sales process.
  • Gather, analyze, and distribute sales data.
  • Support business decision by tracking and providing reports on opportunity/threat analysis, promotional ROI and forecasting sales.
  • Work with internal partners to apply sales data to organizational development.

Common Career Paths for Sales Analyst

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Sales Analysts usually experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder. An upper-level role like Category Manager may bring in a lot more money—an additional $24K annually. The most common next step for Sales Analysts is moving into roles as Business Analysts or Sales Operations Managers, where they can expect an extra $3,429 or $17,829 per year.

Sales Analyst Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Sales Analyst

Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Financial Reporting, Sales, and Salesforce are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 20 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Sales Analysts, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $49,929 to $60K. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $61K. After 20 years of work in the field, Sales Analysts typically earn $65K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 11 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. The greater part of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$53,000
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There's tons of opportunity for Sales Analysts in California, which is home to the top three paying cities in the field. San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles all offer salaries above the national rate. Place of residency plays a huge part in a Sales Analyst's salary, with Fayetteville Sales Analysts earning salaries that are 25 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cleveland (-12 percent) and Seattle (-12 percent).

Sales Analyst Reviews

What is it like working as a Sales Analyst?
Sales Analyst in Carlsbad:
"Problem Solving And Working With Others."
Pros: Love the problem solving and ability to work with others to help make their jobs easier and streamlined allowing for value added activities.
Cons: Challenge of gathering the necessary stakeholders and political items that may arise but the challenges are still pros and cons.

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Experience Affects Sales Analyst Salaries

National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Sales Analyst Salaries

Financial Reporting
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Sales
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Salesforce
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SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
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Microsoft Office
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$53,000
Microsoft Excel
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 224 votes.

Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%