Sales Analyst Salary

Median pay for Sales Analysts in the United States is around $54K annually. In the world of Sales Analysts, overall income ranges from $39K near the bottom to $76K at the top; this can include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women make up a slight majority of Sales Analysts (53 percent) survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,455 - $71,921
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$72K
MEDIAN: $54,346
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$14.88 - $27.49
(Median)
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,455 - $71,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,876  
Profit Sharing
$910 - $7,773  
Commission
$11,864  
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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$39,061 - $76,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 982
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $27.49  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $41.10  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,876  
   
Commission
$11,864  
Profit Sharing
$910 - $7,773  
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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$39,061 - $76,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a National Account Manager. The average National Account Manager brings home $85K per year. As Sales Analysts progress in their field, many go on to become Category Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $79K per year. Another common career choice for Sales Analysts is to move into a Pricing Analyst role. Typically, Pricing Analysts get paid $49K.

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Popular Skills for Sales Analyst


Survey results imply that Sales Analysts deploy a deep pool of 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 25 percent, 18 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Microsoft SQL Server as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Salesforce and Customer Relationship Management also typically command lower compensation. 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $62K. Sales Analysts bring in $62K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,613

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

Home to some of the best pay for Sales Analysts, Philadelphia offers exceptional salaries, 34 percent above the national average. Sales Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+20 percent), San Diego (+19 percent), Bentonville (+17 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Cleveland. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Cincinnati and 7 percent less in Minneapolis, 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
$55,000


Skills That Affect Sales Analyst Salaries

Financial Reporting
up arrow 25%

Sales
up arrow 18%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 5%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

Forecasting
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$55,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Business Analysis
up arrow 3%



Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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