Sales Analyst Salary

Earnings for Sales Analysts in the United States come in at around $54K per year on average. Overall cash earnings of Sales Analysts stretch from $38K near the bottom to $76K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Most Sales Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women Sales Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,231 - $71,405
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$71K
MEDIAN: $53,538
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$14.40 - $26.70
(Median)
$14
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,231 - $71,405  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,685  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $9,689  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,289  
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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$38,464 - $76,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 873
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $26.70  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $40.60  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,685  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,289  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $9,689  
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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$38,464 - $76,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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 who transition into a National Account Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $84K per year. It is quite typical for Sales Analysts to transition into roles as Category Managers or Senior Financial Analysts, where reported median earnings are $24K and $21K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Sales Analyst


Survey results imply that Sales Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Financial Reporting, Sales, and SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 18 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Salesforce, Customer Relationship Management, and Business Analysis. The majority of those who know Data Analysis also know 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $62K. Sales Analysts see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $65K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Sales Analysts, Philadelphia provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. Sales Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+21 percent), Bentonville (+18 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and New York (+16 percent). Seattle is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Miami and 9 percent less in Cincinnati, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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
$54,000


Skills That Affect Sales Analyst Salaries

Financial Reporting
up arrow 26%

Sales
up arrow 18%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 8%

Forecasting
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$54,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Business Analysis
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Salesforce
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 8%
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