Sales Support Associate Salary

Earnings for Sales Support Associates in the United States come in at around $12.07 per hour on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by geography and tenure. Most Sales Support Associates report high levels of job satisfaction. While around one in three report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,130 - $58,675
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$59K
MEDIAN: $40,045
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$8.40 - $19.30
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,130 - $58,675  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,120  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,101  
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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$19,060 - $54,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 252
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.40 - $19.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$12.10 - $30.78  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,120  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,101  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$19,060 - $54,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 317
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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


Dominating the field, Macy's, Inc., Best Buy, Victoria's Secret, Fastenal Company, and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Sales Support Associates. Although Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) offers the highest salaries (median pay is $59K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $52K to $72K.

Considering that the median salary at Macy's, Inc. is a shallow $18K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is 229 percent less than the top paying company.

Popular Skills for Sales Support Associate


Sales Support Associates seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 12 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those listing Merchandising as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Organizing and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Customer Service also know Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Support Associate

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $37K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Sales Support Associate with more than 20 years of experience can earn $41K on average.

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Experience Affects Sales Support Associate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 10%


National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Sales Support Associate Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 21%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Sales
0%

National Average
$34,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Salesforce
up arrow 4%

Data Entry
up arrow 6%

Powerpoint
up arrow 6%


Organizing
up arrow 20%

Merchandising
up arrow 40%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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