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Sales Supervisor Salary

Median pay for Sales Supervisors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $46K per year. 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 $71K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Men working as Sales Supervisors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. The majority of Sales Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. While roughly a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$30,960 - $67,426
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National Salary Data

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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
$30,960 - $67,426  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,651  
Profit Sharing
$307.23 - $5,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $31,822  
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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$25,204 - $71,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 297
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
$9.83 - $18.87  
   
Overtime
$14.39 - $30.58  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,651  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $31,822  
Profit Sharing
$307.23 - $5,000  
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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$25,204 - $71,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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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 $55K annually. Sales Supervisors most often move into Retail Store Assistant Manager or Retail Store Manager roles. However, the former pays $12K less on average, and the latter pays $4K less.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Supervisor


Although Best Buy leads the field in pay with a median salary of $36K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $23K on the low end all the way up to $48K at the top.

Popular Skills for Sales Supervisor


Sales Supervisors who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Training, Sales, and Customer Service 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 experienced in Sales also know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Supervisor

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $37K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $47K. Sales Supervisors bring in $55K after working for 10 to 20 years. Sales Supervisors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Sales Supervisors, Phoenix provides a pay rate that is 37 percent greater than the national average. Sales Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+16 percent), Houston (+14 percent), Chicago (+5 percent), and Corona (+3 percent). New York ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 20 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Las Vegas (18 percent lower) and Los Angeles (13 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Sales Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Sales Supervisor Salaries


Training
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National Average
$44,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 21%