Sales Supervisor Salary

The average Sales Supervisor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $47K annually. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Sales Supervisors — as high as $18K, $5K and $31K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $24K to $73K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by geography and experience level. The majority of Sales Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Sales Supervisors (56 percent) who responded to the survey. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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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 (?
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$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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It's not very common for Sales Supervisors to move on to become Regional Sales Managers. Average pay for a Regional Sales Manager is $84K annually. Many Sales Supervisors go on to become Retail Store Managers or Retail Store Assistant Managers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $3K lower and $11K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Supervisor


Dominating the field, Best Buy, Macy's, Inc., Michael Kors, Comcast Cable, Inc., and Time Warner Cable Company are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Sales Supervisors. Sales Supervisors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Comcast Cable, Inc., where the average salary comes to $74K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Time Warner Cable Company at $64K, Michael Kors at $37K, and Best Buy, where Sales Supervisors annually earn $37K.

Staples, Inc., Macy's, Inc. and LensCrafters Inc. are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $25K, $31K, and $34K.

Popular Skills for Sales Supervisor


Sales Supervisors seem to require a number of specific skills. 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. Most people familiar with Sales also know 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 $36K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $46K. Sales Supervisors bring in $53K after working for 10 to 20 years. For some reason, Sales Supervisors with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $50K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,408

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

Home to some of the best pay for Sales Supervisors, Phoenix offers exceptional salaries, 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). Location significantly influences compensation, with San Diego Sales Supervisors earning much less — 33 percent less — than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Pittsburgh and Portland (27 percent lower and 26 percent lower, 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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National Average
$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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