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Sales Analyst Salary

Earnings for Sales Analysts in the United States come in at around $53K annually on average. Overall incomes of Sales Analysts generally bottom out at around $38K and peak near $76K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $10K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. For the most part, Sales Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,018 - $71,511
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$72K
MEDIAN: $53,257
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50%
90%

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$14.44 - $26.59
(Median)
$14
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
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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
$39,018 - $71,511  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,800  
Profit Sharing
$679 - $9,838  
Commission
$0.00 - $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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$38,135 - $76,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 838
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.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.44 - $26.59  
   
Overtime
$21.24 - $40.83  
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 - $9,800  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $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).
)
$38,135 - $76,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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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 $84K per year. It is quite typical for Sales Analysts to transition into roles as Category Managers or Sales Operations Managers, where reported median earnings are $24K and $17K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Sales Analyst


Sales Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Salesforce and Customer Relationship Management. Most people 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.


Sales Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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 with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. 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


Philadelphia offers some of the highest pay in the country for Sales Analysts, 34 percent above the national average. Sales Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+21 percent), Bentonville (+19 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and New York (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami. Employers in Seattle and Cleveland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 12 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 27%

Sales
up arrow 20%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 9%

Forecasting
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$54,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Business Analysis
up arrow 3%

Salesforce
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%