Sales Supervisor Salary

The average Sales Supervisor in the United States earns approximately $46K per year. The range in cash compensation to Sales Supervisors (largely between $25K and $72K) includes potential earnings of $15K from bonuses, $5K from profit sharing, and commissions of $32K in exceptional cases. While years of experience and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. 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. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,778 - $68,015

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$9.86 - $19.17

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National Salary 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
Salary
$30,778 - $68,015  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,118  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,091  
Commission
$0.00 - $31,578  
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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$24,547 - $71,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 323
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $19.17  
   
Overtime
$13.90 - $30.58  
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
$0.00 - $15,118  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $31,578  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,091  
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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$24,547 - $71,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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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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As Sales Supervisors transition into upper-level roles such as General Sales Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. General Sales Managers earn $69K on average per year. Sales Supervisors most often move into positions as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Retail Store Managers. Retail Store Assistant Managers actually earn $12K less on average, however, and Retail Store Managers earn $4K less per year than Sales Supervisors do.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Supervisor


Although Best Buy heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $37K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $27K to $48K.

Popular Skills for Sales Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Sales Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Team Leadership, People Management, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 4 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Sales and Training also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Sales tend to be well versed in Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Supervisor

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $35K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $46K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Sales Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 44 percent, Sales Supervisors in Phoenix receive some of the highest pay in the country. Sales Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+32 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Omaha (+8 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Sales Supervisors in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 25 percent less in Miami and 20 percent less in San Diego, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Sales Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Sales Supervisor Salaries

Team Leadership
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People Management
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Sales Management
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National Average
$44,000

Training
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

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: 20%
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