Sales Support Associate Salary (United States)

Sales Support Associates in the United States typically take home $11.59 per hour. Compensation starts at $8.14 per hour and can reach $18.77. While geography and tenure impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Around one third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, Sales Support Associates enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in 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 (?
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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.

Sales Support Associate Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Support Associate

Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) offers the most; Sales Support Associates earn $59,640 on average there.
Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at Macy's, Inc.—the median salary comes to just $16,569, 260 percent less than the top paying company. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Best Buy at $19,935 and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) where $59,640 is the norm.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Support Associate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries increase to $34K from around $33K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $38K. Following a couple decades of work, Sales Support Associates watch their salaries dip to an average of $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 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Most of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Seattle
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Los Angeles
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New York
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Atlanta
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National Average
$34,000
Houston
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Miami
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Home to some of the best pay for Sales Support Associates, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 66 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta, top-paying cities where Sales Support Associates see paychecks higher than average (+45 percent, +19 percent, +11 percent, and +3 percent). In Houston, salaries are 1 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Sales Support Associate Salaries

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