Sales Supervisor Salary

The average Sales Supervisor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $46K per year. Total cash earnings of Sales Supervisors range from $24K on the low end to $72K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $5K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but career duration and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Men working as Sales Supervisors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Sales Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,057 - $68,015
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,389
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$9.80 - $19.04
(Median)
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$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
$31,057 - $68,015  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $5,083  
Commission
$0.00 - $32,322  
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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$24,421 - $71,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 323
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
$9.80 - $19.04  
   
Overtime
$13.93 - $30.50  
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 - $14,899  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $32,322  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $5,083  
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).
)
$24,421 - $71,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 216
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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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Sales Supervisors may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as General Sales Manager. The latter position pays an average of $69K annually. Sales Supervisors most frequently advance into Retail Store Assistant Manager and Retail Store Manager roles even though the median salaries are $12K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Supervisor


Although Best Buy boasts the highest average salary in town at $38K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $27K or as much as $48K.

Popular Skills for Sales Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Sales Supervisors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Team Leadership and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Sales and Training also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Sales also know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Supervisor

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $35K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $46K. Sales Supervisors bring in $55K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $49K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Sales Supervisors, Phoenix provides a pay rate that is 39 percent greater than the national average. Sales Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+32 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Omaha (+7 percent), and Chicago (+4 percent). Compared to the national average, Pittsburgh Sales Supervisors have considerably lower salaries, 28 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (25 percent lower) and San Diego (20 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Sales Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Sales Supervisor Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 35%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Sales Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$44,000

Training
up arrow 4%

up arrow 9%

Customer Service
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 21%
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