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Sales Person Salary (United States)

A Sales Person earns an average wage of $9.89 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Sales Person Salary (?
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$23,729 - $85,724
(Median)
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61K
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MEDIAN: $40,175
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Sales Person Salary (?
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$7.68 - $14.94
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$23,729 - $85,724  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,819  
Commission
$0.00 - $50,000  
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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$16,662 - $69,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$7.68 - $14.94  
   
Overtime
$1.73 - $23.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,819  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $50,000  
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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$16,662 - $69,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Job Description for Sales Person

Sales people work with customers and clientele, persuading them to purchase products or services and helping place orders. There are many different types of sales people. Some go door to door selling products or services for large corporations, some work in a retail setting, and some make sales over the phone or Internet. Salespeople typically work for a company or organization, although they may work full time, part time, or freelance. Their supervisor, coworkers, work environment, and customer base may vary widely by organization and type of employment. Depending on the company, some sales people have the ability to set their own hours and work from home.
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Sales Person Tasks
  • Attend special training of products/services to understand the product features, trends or styles of the products/services.
  • Sell the organization's products/services to new or established customers typically via walk-in business.
  • Process payment for products or service, may maintain customer preference records.
  • Assist the customer in selecting products/services, answer questions and check for stock and availability.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Person

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

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Experience Affects Sales Person Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%
Experienced
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Sales Person Salaries

National Average
$25,000
Sales
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 56%