Sales Analyst Salary

The average Sales Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K per year. With some bonuses approaching $9K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Sales Analysts spread between $39K and $76K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Job satisfaction for Sales Analysts is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,455 - $71,921
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$72K
MEDIAN: $54,346
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$14.88 - $27.49
(Median)
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$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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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
$39,455 - $71,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,876  
Profit Sharing
$910 - $7,773  
Commission
$11,864  
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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$39,061 - $76,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 982
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $27.49  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $41.10  
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
$0.00 - $8,876  
   
Commission
$11,864  
Profit Sharing
$910 - $7,773  
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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$39,061 - $76,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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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For Sales Analysts, progressing to a National Account Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a National Account Manager can earn $85K annually. Going from Sales Analyst to Category Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $79K. Many others choose to work as Pricing Analysts, where pay is typically $49K.

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Popular Skills for Sales Analyst


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their 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 25 percent, 18 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Microsoft SQL Server as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Salesforce and Customer Relationship Management also typically command lower compensation. 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Sales Analysts make a median salary of $62K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,613

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

For Sales Analysts, busy Philadelphia offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Sales Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+20 percent), San Diego (+19 percent), Bentonville (+17 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cleveland, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Workers in Cincinnati and Minneapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 7 percent less, 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
$55,000


Skills That Affect Sales Analyst Salaries

Financial Reporting
up arrow 25%

Sales
up arrow 18%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 5%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

Forecasting
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$55,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Business Analysis
up arrow 3%



Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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