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Sales Analyst Salary (United States)

With nearly three in five of Sales Analysts reporting fewer than five years of experience, the average pay is $52K per year. Total cash earnings of Sales Analysts range from $37K on the low end to $75K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $9K, respectively. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all workers receive medical and dental insurance and a fair portion get vision insurance. Men are barely outnumbered by their female counterparts, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. Job satisfaction for Sales Analysts is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Sales Analyst Salary (?
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$37,763 - $70,169
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MEDIAN: $52,281
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Sales Analyst Salary (?
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$14.48 - $27.23
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,763 - $70,169  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,779  
Profit Sharing
$607 - $8,625  
Commission
$2,000 - $13,250  
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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$36,904 - $74,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 816
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.48 - $27.23  
   
Overtime
$20.70 - $41.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,779  
   
Commission
$2,000 - $13,250  
Profit Sharing
$607 - $8,625  
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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$36,904 - $74,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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 can rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Category Manager. Category Managers usually get paid $77K per year. Sales Analysts moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Business Analysts or Sales Operations Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $3K higher and $18K higher, respectively.

Sales Analyst Job Listings

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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 Salesforce are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 20 percent, and 9 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.
For Sales Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $60K. Sales Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $61K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $65K. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — a solid majority of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up one-tenth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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National Average
$53,000
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Sales Analysts earn a generous sum in the state of California: In particular, San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles have higher pay rates than anywhere else in the country, each offering salaries above the national average. Compared to the national average, Fayetteville Sales Analysts have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cleveland and Seattle (12 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
$53,000

Skills That Affect Sales Analyst Salaries

Financial Reporting
up arrow 28%
Sales
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Salesforce
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SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
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Microsoft Office
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$53,000
Microsoft Excel
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 224 votes.

Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
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%