For Sales Supervisors, hourly average wages total $13.75 per hour. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $15K, $6K, and $29K, respectively — total cash payment to Sales Supervisors can bottom out near $24K or top out at around $70K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by geography and experience level. For the most part, Sales Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Sales Supervisors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$31,205 - $69,035
$31K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $48,527
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$10.06 - $18.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,205 - $69,035  
   
Bonus
$97.29 - $15,280  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $5,918  
Commission
$491.32 - $29,233  
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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$23,641 - $70,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 260
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $18.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.23  
Overtime
$12.83 - $27.87  
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
$97.29 - $15,280  
   
Commission
$491.32 - $29,233  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $5,918  
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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$23,641 - $70,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 269

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Sales Supervisor


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Sales Supervisors do not often transition into Regional Sales Manager roles. The role averages $84K per year. A more likely transition for Sales Supervisors is Retail Store Manager or Retail Store Assistant Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Supervisor


Many Sales Supervisors can be found at Macy's, Inc., LensCrafters Inc., Comcast Cable, Inc., Best Buy, and Michael Kors, firms that are at the top of the field. Comcast Cable, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $74K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Time Warner Cable Company, Michael Kors, and Macy's, Inc., top-paying firms where Sales Supervisors rake in a comfortable $50K, $36K, or $35K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Staples, Inc. at $26K, LensCrafters Inc. at $30K, and Best Buy, where $33K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Sales Supervisor


Sales Supervisors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Customer Relationship Management, Team Leadership, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 16 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service, Operations Management, and Training. Most people skilled in Sales are similarly competent in Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Supervisor

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


Sales Supervisors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $35K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $42K. On average, Sales Supervisors make $49K following one to two decades on the job. Sales Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $54K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,797

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

Columbus is home to an above-average pay rate for Sales Supervisors, 51 percent higher than the national average. Sales Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+47 percent), Omaha (+23 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), and Chicago (+19 percent). Sales Supervisors' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Sales Supervisors in Pittsburgh bring in salaries that are 20 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland (20 percent lower) and Miami (12 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Sales Supervisor

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.
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Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Sales Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Sales Supervisor Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 30%

Team Leadership
up arrow 16%


National Average
$40,000

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Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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