Median pay for Sales Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $55K annually. In the world of Sales Analysts, overall income ranges from $40K near the bottom to $76K at the top; this can include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Men working as Sales Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,412 - $72,421
$40K
$55K
$72K
MEDIAN: $55,275
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50%
90%

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$14.57 - $28.32
$15
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $21.15
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90%

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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
$40,412 - $72,421  
   
Bonus
$498.89 - $9,058  
Profit Sharing
$512 - $10,494  
Commission
$15,675  
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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$39,976 - $75,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 671
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $28.32  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $41.26  
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
$498.89 - $9,058  
   
Commission
$15,675  
Profit Sharing
$512 - $10,494  
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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$39,976 - $75,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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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

  • 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.
  • Contribute to the streamlining of the sales process.
  • Gather, analyze, and distribute sales data.

Common Career Paths for Sales Analyst


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Sales Analysts may progress into high-paying roles like National Account Manager, where median compensation is $85K annually. Sales Analysts moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Category Managers or Senior Financial Analysts. The median paychecks in those roles are $24K higher and $20K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Sales Analyst


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Market Research and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 68 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Microsoft SQL Server and Customer Relationship Management as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $62K. Sales Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,951

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

For Sales Analysts, working in the bustling city of Philadelphia has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Sales Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+17 percent), New York (+13 percent), San Diego (+7 percent), and Atlanta (+6 percent). Cleveland is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (13 percent less) and Washington (7 percent less).

Sales Analyst Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Sales Analyst

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
062
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Sales Analyst Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Sales Analyst Salaries

Market Research
up arrow 68%

SQL
up arrow 5%



up arrow 2%


SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 2%

Sales Management
up arrow 2%


Microsoft Office
0%

Business Analysis
0%

National Average
$56,000




Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 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: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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