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Sales Consultant Salary (United States)

A Sales Consultant earns an average salary of $47,372 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 Account Sales.
Sales Consultant Salary (?
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$24,311 - $92,436
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MEDIAN: $47,371
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Sales Consultant Salary (?
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$8.12 - $19.81
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,311 - $92,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,553  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $20,426  
Commission
$507 - $50,389  
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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$20,659 - $104,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 999
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.12 - $19.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56 - $6.77  
Overtime
$10.30 - $32.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,553  
   
Commission
$507 - $50,389  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $20,426  
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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$20,659 - $104,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 460
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Consultant

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

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Minneapolis
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Denver
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Dallas
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Los Angeles
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Philadelphia
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Houston
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San Diego
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National Average
$46,000
Boston
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Orlando
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Miami
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Sales Consultant Reviews

What is it like working as a Sales Consultant?
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
$46,000

Skills That Affect Sales Consultant Salaries

Strategic Sales
up arrow 102%
National Average
$46,000
Sales
up arrow 3%
Customer Relations
up arrow 4%
Inside Sales
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 319 votes.

Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 23%