Sales Associate with Field Sales Skills Salary

Those pursuing careers as Sales Associates with Field Sales skills may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $43K per year. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Sales Associates with Field Sales skills. Ranging between $18K near the bottom and $82K near the top, total earnings can include up to $28K from bonuses and up to $15K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $54K. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Sales Associates with Field Sales skills (65 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction for Sales Associates with Field Sales skills is high. Although approximately two in five lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,630 - $76,383
(Median)
$25K
$43K
$76K
MEDIAN: $43,274
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$7.70 - $15.29
(Median)
$7
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.00
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$24,630 - $76,383  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,514  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $15,101  
Commission
$0.00 - $54,191  
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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$18,065 - $81,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 428
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
$7.70 - $15.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.70  
Overtime
$7.78 - $29.66  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,514  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $54,191  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $15,101  
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).
)
$18,065 - $81,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $31K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Sales Associate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 47%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$37,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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