Sales Person Salary

The average rate for a Sales Person is $10.41 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.

$20,226 - $82,777
$20K
$40K
$83K
MEDIAN: $40,078
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50%
90%

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$8.10 - $17.80
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$0$82K
Salary $20,226 - $82,777
Bonus $0.00 - $24,808
Profit Sharing $1,017
Commission $150.00 - $45,316
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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$17,430 - $76,017
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 94
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $8.10 - $17.80
Hourly Tips $3.57
Overtime $10.50 - $27.94
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $0.00 - $24,808
Commission $150.00 - $45,316
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$17,430 - $76,017
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 114

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Sales Person Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Person

Pay by Experience for a Sales Person has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Person with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 131 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Person with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Sales Person which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 48 salaries. A Sales Person with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 24 salaries.

Sales Person Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sales Person?

Sales Person in New York:
"Stelar saleswoman."
Pros: The interaction with a great sales team and fantastic costumers.
Cons: Stress level.

Sales Person in Grand Rapids:
"Adequate is Good Enough."
Pros: My customers and the technical challenge.
Cons: Underappreciated and poor management.

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Key Stats for Sales Person

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Sales Person Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

▲36%

▲34%

National Average
$29,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Sales Person Salaries

▲12%

National Average
$29,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 48%
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