Entry-Level Sales Consultant Salary
An average Entry-Level Sales Consultant can expect to take home roughly $10.54 per hour. Overall compensation packages to Entry-Level Sales Consultants range from $19K on the low end to $77K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $25K and profit sharing that approaches $17K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $41K. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — more than a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and nearly one-half have dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Sales Consultants include Best Buy, Office Depot, Inc., Sprint Nextel Corporation, CarMax, Inc., and FedEx Office. Entry-Level Sales Consultants flock to Oracle Corp. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $86K lead the pack in compensation; however, Oracle Corp. also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $58K at one end to $150K at the other end. Staples, Inc., EF Education, and CarMax, Inc. also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Sales Consultants. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $46K, $40K, and $36K, respectively.
Salaries are easily beat at Office Depot, Inc., where median pay comes to just $18K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $16K and ending at $21K, range in salary is rather small. Bestbuys, Best Buy, and Sephora Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $21K, $22K, and $24K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Entry-Level Sales Consultants, Austin provides a pay rate that is 154 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Sales Consultants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+139 percent), San Diego (+79 percent), Boston (+75 percent), and New York (+61 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta.