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Sales Supervisor Salary

Sales Supervisors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $46K per year. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Sales Supervisors — as high as $15K, $5K and $31K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $25K to $72K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Most Sales Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Men make up a slight majority of Sales Supervisors (54 percent) who responded to the survey. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,014 - $68,203
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,311
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$9.76 - $18.98
(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
$31,014 - $68,203  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,773  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $5,011  
Commission
$0.00 - $31,335  
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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$24,569 - $71,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 310
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
$9.76 - $18.98  
   
Overtime
$13.84 - $29.95  
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 - $14,773  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $31,335  
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).
)
$24,569 - $71,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203

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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 an Inside Sales Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Inside Sales Managers is $56K per year. Many Sales Supervisors choose to become Retail Store Assistant Managers and Retail Store Managers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $12K less and $4K less, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Supervisor


Best Buy does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $38K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $27K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $48K.

Popular Skills for Sales Supervisor


Sales Supervisors only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Sales Management, Training, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Customer Service and Sales as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $36K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $47K. Sales Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $54K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $49K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location


Phoenix is home to an above-average pay rate for Sales Supervisors, 40 percent higher than the national average. Sales Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+16 percent), Houston (+14 percent), Chicago (+5 percent), and Corona (+2 percent). Compared to the national average, New York Sales Supervisors have considerably lower salaries, 24 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Miami and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (21 percent lower and 20 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Sales Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Sales Supervisor Salaries

Sales Management
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People Management
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National Average
$44,000

Training
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up arrow 10%

Customer Service
up arrow 28%

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
36%
5-9 years
31%
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%
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