Sales Support Specialist Salary

Sales Support Specialists usually earn approximately $45K per year in the United States, but Airgas, Inc. offers a significantly higher median of $55K. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,450 - $65,279
$34K
$45K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,313
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50%
90%

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$10.68 - $24.01
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$24
MEDIAN: $16.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,450 - $65,279  
   
Bonus
$389.37 - $7,726  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,157  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,456  
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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$28,839 - $62,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 534
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.68 - $24.01  
   
Overtime
$18.57 - $37.44  
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
$389.37 - $7,726  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,456  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,157  
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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$28,839 - $62,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 380

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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

  • Provides clerical support.
  • May have a weekly or monthly performance quota for qualifying prospects.
  • Follow-up with calls to prospective clients to provide additional product/services information.
  • 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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Sales Support Specialists who transition into a Marketing Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $61K per year. More often than not, an Inside Sales Representative role is the next step for Sales Support Specialists moving up in the field. Pay for Inside Sales Representatives is usually $40K. Many Sales Support Specialists choose to take on an Account Manager role instead, where salaries are typically $50K.

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Popular Skills for Sales Support Specialist


Sales Support Specialists seem to wield many 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, 20 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed 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: $41,944

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

Home to some of the best pay for Sales Support Specialists, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Sales Support Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent), Houston (+14 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Austin (+10 percent). Minneapolis is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cincinnati (5 percent less) and Raleigh (4 percent less).

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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 141 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Sales Support Specialist Salaries

▲35%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$42,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Sales Support Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
▲30%

Project Management
▲20%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲13%

Inside Sales
▲9%

▲7%









National Average
$42,000

Sales
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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