Sales Supervisor Salary

Earnings for Sales Supervisors in the United States come in at around $47K annually on average. The final incomes of Sales Supervisors generally vary between $24K and $73K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $18K, $5K, and $31K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, close to a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Sales Supervisors. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Sales Supervisors making up 56 percent of survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$30,647 - $68,233
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,798
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$9.96 - $19.19
(Median)
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$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,647 - $68,233  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,759  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $5,117  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,581  
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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$24,478 - $72,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 374
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $19.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.80  
Overtime
$13.90 - $30.14  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,759  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,581  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $5,117  
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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$24,478 - $72,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 290
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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. Many Sales Supervisors choose to become Retail Store Managers and Retail Store Assistant Managers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $3K less and $11K less, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Supervisor


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Sales Supervisors include Best Buy, Macy's, Inc., Michael Kors, Comcast Cable, Inc., and Time Warner Cable Company. For Sales Supervisors, comfortable salaries can be found at Comcast Cable, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $74K, the highest in the area. Time Warner Cable Company, Michael Kors, and Best Buy are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Sales Supervisors earning around $64K, $37K, or $37K at each firm, respectively.

Workers at Staples, Inc., Macy's, Inc., and LensCrafters Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $25K, $31K, and $34K respectively.

Popular Skills for Sales Supervisor


Sales Supervisors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Team Leadership and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Operations Management and Sales also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $36K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Sales Supervisors make a median salary of $53K. Sales Supervisors who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $50K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,408

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

Phoenix offers some of the highest pay in the country for Sales Supervisors, 46 percent above the national average. Sales Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+35 percent), Houston (+29 percent), Atlanta (+19 percent), and Omaha (+13 percent). Sales Supervisors in San Diego report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 33 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Pittsburgh and Portland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (27 percent less and 26 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Sales Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Sales Supervisor Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 34%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Sales Management
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People Management
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$43,000


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Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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