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.

$23,678 - $76,091
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MEDIAN: $43,221
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,678 - $76,091  
   
Bonus
$491.96 - $25,333  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $16,749  
Commission
$257.60 - $40,899  
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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$19,060 - $77,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 718
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.22 - $15.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.89  
Overtime
$9.95 - $33.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$491.96 - $25,333  
   
Commission
$257.60 - $40,899  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $16,749  
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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$19,060 - $77,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 729
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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

National Average: $33,488

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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.

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Skills That Affect Sales Consultant Salaries




Spanish Language
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Strategic Sales
up arrow 15%

Field Sales
up arrow 11%

Inside Sales
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Sales Management
up arrow 8%

Technical Sales
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
0%

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$33,000

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Bilingual
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Computer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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