The average rate for a Sales Person is $10.29 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Sales is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$22,002 - $76,457
(Median)
$22K
$40K
$76K
MEDIAN: $39,677
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$8.06 - $17.13
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$17
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$22,002 - $76,457  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$0.47 - $48,936  
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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$17,405 - $63,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.06 - $17.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$9.38  
Overtime
$9.00 - $30.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,426  
   
Commission
$0.47 - $48,936  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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).
)
$17,405 - $63,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Sales Person Salaries

up arrow 11%

National Average
$29,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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