Sales Consultant Salary

A Sales Consultant earns an average salary of $48,088 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Strategic Sales, Technical Sales, Account Management, Field Sales, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
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$24,852 - $96,168
(Median)
$25K
$48K
$96K
MEDIAN: $48,087
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$8.20 - $19.22
(Median)
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$11
$19
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,852 - $96,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,374  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $25,342  
Commission
$386.41 - $50,208  
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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$20,398 - $103,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.20 - $19.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.08 - $1.91  
Overtime
$10.30 - $43.16  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,374  
   
Commission
$386.41 - $50,208  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $25,342  
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).
)
$20,398 - $103,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 649
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Job Description for Sales Consultant

A sales consultant is responsible for finding customers who would purchase their company's products. A sales consultant often has to meet with clients, both in and out of the office; usually they will be assigned a certain territory in which they will travel. The sales consultant must be very familiar with a company’s products and their features to explain the features to the customer and why the customer needs them, and to help train the customers in their use.

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Sales Consultant Tasks

  • Describe merchandise and explain use, operation, and care of merchandise to customers.
  • Consult with customer to determine their wants or needs.
  • Compute sales prices, total purchases and receive and process cash or credit payment.
  • Recommend, select, and help locate or obtain merchandise based on customer needs and desires.

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What is it like working as a Sales Consultant?

Sales Consultant in Portsmouth:
"A good job if you like to sale sale sale and have customers."
Pros: Drive the all the cars and some freedom.
Cons: You never know what the real deal is that is being made or what we sale things for for a lot of stress in this job we are sometimes given the wrong info and no matter what it is you're fault.

Sales Consultant in Charleston:
"Sharing Life's Moments."
Pros: Helping customers pick the right engagement ring, anniversary present or something for themselves. I enjoy getting to know new people everyday. The relationships we build in the jewelry industry last a lifetime. Purchasing jewelry for someone special is very emotional for customers. We are there to help in their decision of what to get their loved ones and to make it less stressful.
Cons: We have to hit 6 standards everyday. I feel that these 6 standards are sometimes more important than customers wants and needs. I understand we need SALES, CREDIT AND REPAIRS. I just don't love pushing so much for all 6. I feel that the customer should come before our 6 for 6 quota.

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Experience Affects Sales Consultant Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Sales Consultant Salaries

Strategic Sales
up arrow 37%







National Average
$45,000

Customer Relations
up arrow 3%

Sales
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Inside Sales
up arrow 31%

Retail
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 309 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 25%
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