For Sales Analysts, annual average wages total $55K per year. With some bonuses approaching $8K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Sales Analysts spread between $40K and $74K depending on individual performance. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Sales Analysts (53 percent) who responded to the survey. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,363 - $71,112
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$71K
MEDIAN: $55,190
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$14.59 - $27.73
(Median)
$15
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$40,363 - $71,112  
   
Bonus
$493.67 - $8,364  
Profit Sharing
$514 - $10,430  
Commission
$15,500  
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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$39,665 - $74,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 661
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $27.73  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $40.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$493.67 - $8,364  
   
Commission
$15,500  
Profit Sharing
$514 - $10,430  
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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$39,665 - $74,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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 $85K annually. Sales Analysts most often move into positions as Category Managers or Senior Financial Analysts; those groups report median salaries that are $24K higher and $20K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Sales Analyst


Sales Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Market Research can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 68 percent above average. SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and SQL are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 4 percent and 68 percent. Those listing Microsoft SQL Server as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Tableau Software and Salesforce also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $54K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Sales Analysts make a median salary of $61K. For some reason, Sales Analysts with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $59K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,802

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

Home to some of the best pay for Sales Analysts, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 17 percent above the national average. Sales Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+16 percent), New York (+10 percent), Philadelphia (+8 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cleveland, 14 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Denver and 5 percent less in Miami, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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What is it like working as a Sales Analyst?

Sales Analyst in Walnut Creek:
"Corporate Culture for a Young Black Man."
Pros: Great opportunity with sure possibility of positive upward mobility, a free car, benefits, and savings/contribution plans.
Cons: White man culture. Dominated by legacy kids. Very much an us versus them culture.

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
$56,000


Skills That Affect Sales Analyst Salaries

Market Research
up arrow 68%

Forecasting
up arrow 4%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 4%

Sales
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Business Analysis
0%

National Average
$56,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Salesforce
up arrow 4%

Tableau Software
up arrow 12%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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