Sales Support Specialist Salary

Airgas, Inc. lures Sales Support Specialists with larger-than-average paychecks: Sales Support Specialists at this company make a median salary of $55K, much more than the $45K annually-national average for those in this area of work. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,172 - $65,066
$34K
$45K
$65K
MEDIAN: $44,978
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50%
90%

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$10.83 - $24.09
$11
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$24
MEDIAN: $16.58
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,172 - $65,066  
   
Bonus
$377.28 - $7,765  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,156  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,635  
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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$28,836 - $62,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 513
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.83 - $24.09  
   
Overtime
$18.34 - $37.62  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$377.28 - $7,765  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,635  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,156  
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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$28,836 - $62,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 361

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Job Description for Sales Support Specialist

Sales support specialists are responsible for providing support during the sales process. They help customers resolve sales-related issues in a timely manner, generally providing real-time support. Specialists also escalate issues as necessary to supervisors or other department in their organization. They update records for customer interactions, assist with non-standard requests such as legacy customer support, and provide solutions across platforms for products or services.

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Sales Support Specialist Tasks

  • May have a weekly or monthly performance quota for qualifying prospects.
  • Acts as liaison between outside sales and customers by keeping in contact with prospective clients throughout the sale.

Common Career Paths for Sales Support Specialist


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At the upper end, Sales Support Specialists who move into a Marketing Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Marketing Managers is a much higher $61K per year. Becoming an Inside Sales Representative is, more often than not, the most common role that Sales Support Specialists move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for an Inside Sales Representative is $40K. Another frequent advance is for Sales Support Specialists to assume an Account Manager role; in this role, workers often take home $50K.

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Popular Skills for Sales Support Specialist


Sales Support Specialists report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis, Project Management, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 21 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel, Sales Administration, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Support Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Sales Support Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Support Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 521 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Support Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 247 salaries. An experienced Sales Support Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 203 salaries. A Sales Support Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 64 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,799

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

For Sales Support Specialists, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Sales Support Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+15 percent), Houston (+14 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Austin (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Minneapolis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cincinnati and Raleigh (4 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Sales Support Specialist

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Sales Support Specialist Salaries

▲36%

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$42,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Sales Support Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
▲30%

Project Management
▲21%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲14%

Inside Sales
▲9%

▲8%









Sales
▼0%

National Average
$42,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 18%