Sales Support Associate Salary

Pay for Sales Support Associates in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.65 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. Although more than half have medical coverage and around half have dental coverage, more than a third claim no health benefits at all. Female Sales Support Associates make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,364 - $66,687
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$42K
$67K
MEDIAN: $41,887
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$9.12 - $20.45
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$0$66K
Salary $32,364 - $66,687
Bonus $251.68 - $6,817
Profit Sharing $1,000
Commission $0.00 - $5,311
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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$20,379 - $57,357
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $9.12 - $20.45
Hourly Tips $0.53
Overtime $15.20 - $42.57
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $251.68 - $6,817
Commission $0.00 - $5,311
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$20,379 - $57,357
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 179

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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

  • Accurately respond to requests for information, quotes, illustrations, and specifications.
  • Liaise with external groups and sources of information.
  • Identify potential customers and initiate contact to create new business opportunities.
  • Coordinate proposals, presentations, and sales literature production.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Support Associate


Sales Support Associates flock to Best Buy, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), Victoria's Secret, JCPenney, and Fastenal Company, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) offers the best pay with a median salary of $59K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $52K and maxing out at just $72K.

Popular Skills for Sales Support Associate


Survey results imply that Sales Support Associates deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 19 percent. Those listing Shipping as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Merchandising and Oral / Verbal Communication also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Support Associate

Pay by Experience for a Sales Support Associate has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Support Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 237 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Support Associate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Sales Support Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 43 salaries. A Sales Support Associate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,638

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

Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Sales Support Associates in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Sales Support Associates will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+13 percent), San Francisco (+10 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). Sales Support Associates in Los Angeles take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average. Workers in Miami and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

Sales Support Associate Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sales Support Associate?

Sales Support Associate in Springfield:
Pros: My hours and some of the employees.
Cons: The pay for the workload.

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Key Stats for Sales Support Associate

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Sales Support Associate Salaries

▲22%

▲14%

▲12%

National Average
$35,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Sales Support Associate Salaries

Data Analysis
▲19%


Microsoft Office
▲9%


National Average
$35,000

Organizing
▼3%

▼4%

Sales
▼4%

Microsoft Word
▼6%

Salesforce
▼6%


Powerpoint
▼8%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼17%

Merchandising
▼40%

Shipping
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 38%
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