An average Sales Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $13.68 per hour. The final incomes of Sales Supervisors generally vary between $24K and $71K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $18K, $6K, and $29K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by geography and experience level. Male Sales Supervisors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Sales Supervisors. Some workers in this field — one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$31,040 - $69,033
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$31K
$48K
$69K
MEDIAN: $48,427
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$10.01 - $19.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,040 - $69,033  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $18,311  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $5,960  
Commission
$515 - $29,340  
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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$23,516 - $70,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 256
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $19.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.01  
Overtime
$13.16 - $28.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$100.67 - $18,311  
   
Commission
$515 - $29,340  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $5,960  
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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$23,516 - $70,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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Job Description for Sales Supervisor

A sales supervisor works to ensure that the customer's needs and relevant sales targets are met. This position involves dealing with customers and their sales team, and it involves a delicate balance that, in the hands of the right person, make all parties pleased about their experiences with each other.

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Sales Supervisor Tasks

  • Manage sales support function for customers.
  • Manage sales strategies for the products/services.
  • Account administration for existing clients.
  • Secure new sources of recurring revenue.

Common Career Paths for Sales Supervisor


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While not commonly seen, Sales Supervisors who transition into a Regional Sales Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Regional Sales Managers is $84K per year. However, becoming a Retail Store Manager or Retail Store Assistant Manager is a more frequent transition for Sales Supervisors.

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Sales Supervisors include Macy's, Inc., Comcast Cable, Inc., Time Warner Cable Company, LensCrafters Inc., and Staples, Inc. Comcast Cable, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $74K. Time Warner Cable Company, Michael Kors, and Macy's, Inc. also offer top salaries for Sales Supervisors. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $54K, $36K, and $35K, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Kohl's Department Stores Inc ($26K), LensCrafters Inc. ($30K), and Best Buy ($32K).

Popular Skills for Sales Supervisor


Survey results show that Sales Supervisors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Customer Relationship Management and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service, Operations Management, and Team Leadership. For most people, competency in Sales indicates knowledge of Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $35K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $43K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Sales Supervisors see a median salary of $48K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,068

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Sales Supervisors, Columbus provides a pay rate that is 50 percent greater than the national average. Sales Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+46 percent), Atlanta (+24 percent), Omaha (+23 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). Sales Supervisors in San Diego earn salaries far below the national average by 27 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (22 percent lower) and Portland (20 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Sales Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Sales Supervisor Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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People Management
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Training
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National Average
$40,000

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Team Leadership
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Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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