Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman Salary

The average salary for a Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman is $42,153 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Field Sales, Technical Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Account Sales.

$21,006 - $79,362
$21K
$42K
$79K
MEDIAN: $42,153
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$8.05 - $16.84
$8
$11
$17
MEDIAN: $11.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$21,006 - $79,362  
   
Bonus
$203.10 - $20,366  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,456  
Commission
$208.11 - $51,147  
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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$19,082 - $83,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 783
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.05 - $16.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.81  
Overtime
$11.75 - $28.32  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$203.10 - $20,366  
   
Commission
$208.11 - $51,147  
Profit Sharing
$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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$19,082 - $83,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 385

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Job Description for Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman

Salespeople are employed to sell products to customers. While the details of their work depend heavily on the size of the employer, its industry, and its management style, in all cases the main objective is to maximize products sold and achieve high customer satisfaction.

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Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman Tasks

  • Process payment for products or service, may maintain customer preference records.
  • Assist the customer in selecting products/services, answer questions and check for stock and availability.
  • Attend special training of products/services to understand the product features, trends or styles of the products/services.
  • Sell the organization's products/services to new or established customers typically via walk-in business.

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Pay by Experience Level for Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman

Pay by Experience for a Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman has a positive trend. An entry-level Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 709 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman 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 298 salaries. An experienced Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 272 salaries. A Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman 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 130 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,004

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Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman?

Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman in Tallapoosa:
"I love it! But, I feel I'm not making as much as I should."
Pros: Interacting with people, making kids smile, and making sure that I can give our customers the best experience possible.
Cons: Half the crew doesn't do their job, I feel I'm making the least amount of money on the crew, yet I'm doing my job, plus half of everyone else's. And management is lousy.

Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman in Marysville:
""I'm only here so I don't get fined"!"
Pros: I enjoy being apart of people's projects. I enjoy the challenge. My sales team of support when needed. Of course the shop workers. There are more to list for sure!
Cons: Low PAY RATE! Poor management. No advancement opportunity. Favoritism. No profit sharing. No commission. Every order is hand written from start to finish (No computer programs or tracking). Unsafe working conditions. Small sales desk / areas. Filing system, (every order you make gets mixed with everyone's). Bonus never reflecting my every month sales increase. Foul mouth staff. Staff always ordering food and eating at desk. Company not treated as a whole with two locations. Coworkers not doing the lifting as we all should be doing. Stress.

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Key Stats for Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman Salaries

▲43%

▲23%

▲13%

National Average
$40,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman Salaries

▲22%



▲12%


Marketing Communications
▼0%

Sales
▼0%

National Average
$40,000


Bilingual
▼4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 40%