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Sales Analyst Salary

Sales Analysts in the United States take home an average $53K annually. Cash earnings of Sales Analysts can occasionally include $10K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $38K to almost $76K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Sales Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Sales Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,134 - $71,323
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$71K
MEDIAN: $53,289
10%
50%
90%

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$14.52 - $26.71
(Median)
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$39,134 - $71,323  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,713  
Profit Sharing
$679 - $9,838  
Commission
$-0.49 - $12,208  
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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$38,444 - $76,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 854
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $26.71  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $40.72  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,713  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $12,208  
Profit Sharing
$679 - $9,838  
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).
)
$38,444 - $76,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as National Account Manager. The latter position pays an average of $84K annually. Sales Analysts moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Category Managers or Sales Operations Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $24K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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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, 20 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Salesforce and Customer Relationship Management. It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $61K. Sales Analysts see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Sales Analyst with more than 20 years of experience can earn $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Sales Analysts, Philadelphia provides a pay rate that is 34 percent greater than the national average. Sales Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+21 percent), Bentonville (+18 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and New York (+12 percent). Seattle is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and Cincinnati (15 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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 20%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 8%


Financial Analysis
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
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 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%
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