Sales Specialist Salary (United States)

A Sales Specialist earns an average wage of $13.86 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 Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Technical Sales, and Sales Management.
Sales Specialist Total Pay (?
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$31,150 - $100,158
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,894
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Sales Specialist Total Pay (?
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$9.70 - $18.84
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,150 - $100,158  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,446  
Profit Sharing
$98.99 - $10,271  
Commission
$0.00 - $50,806  
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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$22,739 - $102,284  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,005
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $18.84  
   
Overtime
$12.87 - $30.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,446  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $50,806  
Profit Sharing
$98.99 - $10,271  
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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$22,739 - $102,284  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,005
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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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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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Dallas
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Cleveland
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Houston
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Philadelphia
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Charlotte
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Pittsburgh
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National Average
$37,000
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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

Sales
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$37,000
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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
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 18%
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