Sales Specialist Salary (United States)

A Sales Specialist earns an average wage of $13.82 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 Negotiation, Field Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Technical Sales, and Sales Management.
Sales Specialist Total Pay (?
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$31,072 - $99,295
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MEDIAN: $53,856
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Sales Specialist Total Pay (?
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$9.65 - $18.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,072 - $99,295  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,184  
Profit Sharing
$97.21 - $10,241  
Commission
$0.00 - $50,736  
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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$22,662 - $103,341  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,002
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.65 - $18.74  
   
Overtime
$12.88 - $30.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,184  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $50,736  
Profit Sharing
$97.21 - $10,241  
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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$22,662 - $103,341  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,002
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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 Difference By Location
Boston
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San Francisco
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Atlanta
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Cleveland
up arrow 29%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 27%
Houston
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Philadelphia
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Charlotte
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Denver
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National Average
$37,000
Columbus
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Sales Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as a Sales Specialist at Macy's, Inc.?
Sales Specialist in Walnut:
"There's Not A Lot Of Promotions From Within."
Pros: Meeting new people. Helping women to look their best. Giving them added confidence in personal, professional and social events and presentations.
Cons: Inconsistent scheduling and very little opportunity.
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Experience Affects Sales Specialist Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Sales Specialist Salaries

Negotiation
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Field Sales
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Sales
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National Average
$37,000
Training
up arrow 4%
Inside Sales
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Customer Relations
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 233 votes.
Gender
Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%
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