Sales Supervisor Salary

Pay for Sales Supervisors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $46K annually. Cash earnings for Sales Supervisors — including $15K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $25K to $72K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Most Sales Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Sales Supervisors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$31,057 - $68,016
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,463
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$9.81 - $18.96
(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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,057 - $68,016  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,043  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $5,083  
Commission
$0.00 - $32,461  
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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$24,513 - $72,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 323
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $18.96  
   
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,043  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $32,461  
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).
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$24,513 - $72,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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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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There are some Sales Supervisors — though it's uncommon — that transition into Inside Sales Managers, where earnings are an average $56K annually. Many Sales Supervisors advance into roles as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Retail Store Managers, but the median salaries are $12K lower and $4K lower, 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


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 42 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 proficient in Sales are, more often than not, also skilled in Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Supervisor

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $35K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $46K. 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


For Sales Supervisors, Phoenix provides a pay rate that is 40 percent greater than the national average. Sales Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+24 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Omaha (+7 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Sales Supervisors in Pittsburgh make 28 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in 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 42%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Sales Management
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National Average
$44,000

Training
up arrow 3%

up arrow 9%

Customer Service
up arrow 26%

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: 73% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 21%
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