The average pay for a Sales Person is $9.76 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Sales Person Total Pay (?
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$23,422 - $83,007
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51K
83K
MEDIAN: $38,754
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Sales Person Total Pay (?
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$7.54 - $15.04
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$23,422 - $83,007  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
Commission
$0.00 - $49,833  
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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$16,349 - $62,832  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 166
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.54 - $15.04  
   
Overtime
$1.76 - $23.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $49,833  
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).
)
$16,349 - $62,832  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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 31%
Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Sales Person Salaries

National Average
$25,000
Sales
up arrow 6%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 29 votes.
Gender
Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 57%
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