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Sales Supervisor Salary

The average Sales Supervisor in the United States earns approximately $46K per year. Overall compensation packages to Sales Supervisors range from $25K on the low end to $72K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $15K and profit sharing that approaches $5K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $32K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by experience level and the specific company. Most Sales Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the greater part collect vision insurance. Male Sales Supervisors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,271 - $68,019
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,467
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$9.78 - $19.21
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,271 - $68,019  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,940  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $5,011  
Commission
$0.00 - $31,515  
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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$24,719 - $71,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $19.21  
   
Overtime
$13.87 - $29.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,940  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $31,515  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $5,011  
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).
)
$24,719 - $71,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194

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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 Sales Supervisors do not often become Inside Sales Managers, the job pays $56K per year on average. Sales Supervisors most frequently become Retail Store Assistant Managers and Retail Store Managers even though median compensation is $12K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Supervisor


Sales Supervisors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Best Buy, where the median salary comes to $37K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($23K) and those starting out ($48K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Popular Skills for Sales Supervisor


Professional skills reported by Sales Supervisors are few in number. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Training, Sales, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Customer Service and Sales as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $36K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $47K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $54K. Sales Supervisors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Sales Supervisors that is 35 percent greater than the national average, Phoenix offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Sales Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+23 percent), Atlanta (+15 percent), Chicago (+4 percent), and Corona (+1 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Sales Supervisors is geography, with workers in New York earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Diego (20 percent less) and Las Vegas (19 percent less).

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Experience Affects Sales Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Sales Supervisor Salaries


National Average
$44,000

Training
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 20%