A Sales Specialist earns an average wage of $13.61 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Technical Sales, Sales Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Training.
Sales Specialist Total Pay (?
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$31,320 - $97,811
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,907
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Sales Specialist Total Pay (?
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$9.69 - $18.45
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,320 - $97,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,541  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $14,899  
Commission
$0.00 - $49,179  
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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$22,583 - $107,431  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,081
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $18.45  
   
Overtime
$12.23 - $28.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,541  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $49,179  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $14,899  
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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$22,583 - $107,431  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,081
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Job Description for Sales Specialist
Sales specialists' main duty is to explain the specifications and features of a product or service to existing or potential customers, with the goal of making a sale. Sometimes, sales specialists also forecast a company's potential sales and ensure these targets are met. These professionals usually travel around a designated sales area (which includes actual and/or potential customers) and attempt to sell products and build relationships; many times, sales specialists are always responsible for a particular region designated by their employer.
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Sales Specialist Tasks
  • Take the lead in resolving customer complaints and ensure customer satisfactions.
  • Inform and assist customers regarding technical and specialized merchandise.
  • Coordinate and lead sales associates.
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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Specialist
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Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Atlanta
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Cleveland
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Houston
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Philadelphia
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Seattle
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Pittsburgh
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Charlotte
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National Average
$37,000
Columbus
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Experience Affects Sales Specialist Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Sales Specialist Salaries

Training
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Sales
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National Average
$37,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 231 votes.
Gender
Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%
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