Sales Support Associate Salary (United States)

A typical Sales Support Associate in the United States can expect to take home roughly $11.59 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.14 per hour on the low end to $18.77 on the higher side. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Job satisfaction for Sales Support Associates is high. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Sales Support Associate Salary (?
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$29,978 - $56,396
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,338
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Sales Support Associate Salary (?
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$8.14 - $18.77
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,978 - $56,396  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,855  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $2,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,809  
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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$18,557 - $52,580  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 237
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.14 - $18.77  
   
Overtime
$12.55 - $30.11  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,855  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,809  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $2,500  
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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$18,557 - $52,580  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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Job Description for Sales Support Associate

Sales support associates are responsible for selling products to customers and providing those customers with any assistance as needed during the sales process. Additionally, they help develop and maintain positive customer relationships to ensure repeat customers. Sales support associates must meet company goals (such as those related to sales) and work within company guidelines and regulations at all times. In some companies, these associates may work directly with distributors to make sure they have the products demanded by their customers.
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Sales Support Associate Tasks
  • Identify potential customers and initiate contact to create new business opportunities.
  • Coordinate proposals, presentations, and sales literature production.
  • Accurately respond to requests for information, quotes, illustrations, and specifications.
  • Liaise with external groups and sources of information.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Support Associate

Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $59,640.
Macy's, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field by far, with a median salary 260 percent lower than the top payer ($16,569). Best Buy and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) are other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $19,935 and $59,640.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Support Associate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
After five to 10 years, compensation can go from $33K to $34K. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $38K. After working for two decades in the field, Sales Support Associates experience a drop in salary, averaging $38K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 14 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—most of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Seattle
up arrow 45%
Los Angeles
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New York
up arrow 11%
Atlanta
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National Average
$34,000
Houston
up arrow 1%
Miami
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Sales Support Associates, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Sales Support Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+45 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+3 percent). Houston is the lowest-paying area, 1 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Sales Support Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Sales Support Associate Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 33%
Sales
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
National Average
$34,000
Data Entry
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 31%
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