Entry-Level Sales Consultant Salary

Entry-Level Sales Consultants may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $43K per year. Overall incomes of Entry-Level Sales Consultants — including $24K bonuses, $20K profit sharing proceeds, and $44K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $20K and $78K. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by half. The majority of Entry-Level Sales Consultants (61 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Entry-Level Sales Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,603 - $76,095
$24K
$43K
$76K
MEDIAN: $43,172
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$8.29 - $15.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$23,603 - $76,095  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $24,003  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $19,866  
Commission
$480.47 - $43,968  
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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$19,703 - $78,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 808
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.29 - $15.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.89  
Overtime
$10.32 - $33.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$293.61 - $24,003  
   
Commission
$480.47 - $43,968  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $19,866  
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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$19,703 - $78,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 755

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Many Entry-Level Sales Consultants can be found at Best Buy, Office Depot, Inc., Sprint Nextel Corporation, CarMax, Inc., and Oracle Corp., firms that are at the top of the field. Employees of Oracle Corp. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $87K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $58K to $151K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Staples, Inc., EF Education, and Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., where earnings of $46K, $42K, or $40K are standard for Entry-Level Sales Consultants.

Considering that the median salary at Office Depot, Inc. is a shallow $18K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is 374 percent lower than the top payer. Also approaching the lower end are Bestbuys at $21K, Best Buy at $23K, and A Wireless at $23K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,053

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Sales Consultants in Austin enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 143 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Sales Consultants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+116 percent), Boston (+75 percent), San Diego (+65 percent), and New York (+41 percent). Entry-Level Sales Consultants in Atlanta make 24 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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Key Stats for Sales Consultant

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 239 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Sales Consultant Salaries



▲26%

Strategic Marketing
▲17%

Field Sales
▲7%


Inside Sales
▲6%

Sales Management
▲4%

National Average
$34,000




Salesforce
▼19%

Sales
▼20%

Bilingual
▼21%

Spanish Language
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 239 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 36%
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