Sales Support Associate Salary

Sales Support Associates in the United States pull down an average of $11.91 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,265 - $56,612
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$57K
MEDIAN: $39,880
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90%

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$8.24 - $19.19
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary 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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,265 - $56,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
Profit Sharing
$1,179 - $2,056  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,850  
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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$18,694 - $53,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.24 - $19.19  
   
Overtime
$12.66 - $30.60  
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 - $6,082  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,850  
Profit Sharing
$1,179 - $2,056  
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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$18,694 - $53,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 289

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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


Sales Support Associates fill the offices of leading firms Macy's, Inc., Best Buy, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), Fastenal Company, and Victoria's Secret. Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $60K.

Macy's, Inc. employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $17K, 254 percent lower than the top payer.


Sales Support Associates generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Customer Relationship Management and Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Merchandising as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Organizing and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. Many workers who know Customer Service also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Support Associate

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


For many Sales Support Associates, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $32K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $34K. Sales Support Associates with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $40K.

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Experience Affects Sales Support Associate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 12%


National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Sales Support Associate Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 37%

Sales
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

National Average
$34,000

Data Entry
up arrow 5%

Powerpoint
up arrow 6%


Organizing
up arrow 22%

Merchandising
up arrow 45%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 33%