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Sales Analyst Salary

Average Sales Analysts in the United States make around $53K per year. Overall cash earnings of Sales Analysts stretch from $38K near the bottom to $75K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Geographic location and experience level 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 insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$38,500 - $70,841
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38K
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53K
62K
71K
MEDIAN: $52,924
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$14.46 - $27.39
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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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
$38,500 - $70,841  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,701  
Profit Sharing
$614 - $9,453  
Commission
$-0.49 - $12,101  
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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$37,551 - $75,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 835
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.46 - $27.39  
   
Overtime
$20.50 - $42.00  
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 - $9,701  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $12,101  
Profit Sharing
$614 - $9,453  
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).
)
$37,551 - $75,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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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For Sales Analysts, career progression typically leads to a rather large increase in compensation. On average, an upper-level role like a Category Manager will earn $78K annually. Typical career progression for a Sales Analyst involves becoming a Senior Financial Analyst or a Business Analyst, roles that pay $21K more and $3K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Sales Analyst


Sales Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. 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 27 percent, 20 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Analyst

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Sales Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $51K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $60K. On average, Sales Analysts make $61K following one to two decades on the job. Sales Analysts who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $65K.

Pay Difference by Location


Philadelphia is home to an above-average pay rate for Sales Analysts, 36 percent higher than the national average. Sales Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+22 percent), San Diego (+19 percent), San Jose (+16 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Seattle, which sits 15 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cincinnati (8 percent lower) and Chicago (7 percent lower).

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 27%

Sales
up arrow 20%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 8%


Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$54,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Salesforce
up arrow 3%

Business Analysis
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
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%