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Telemarketer Salary

A Telemarketer earns an average wage of $9.97 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Sales is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
$14,237 - $42,500
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MEDIAN: $29,639
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$7.87 - $14.65
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,237 - $42,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,837  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,574  
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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$16,426 - $37,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.87 - $14.65  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $21.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,837  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,574  
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).
)
$16,426 - $37,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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Job Description for Telemarketer

A telemarketer's responsibilities vary slightly by field, but they are generally responsible for calling potential customers over the telephone using automatic dialing systems and/or other phone systems. They are responsible for persuading potential customers to buy services or products by following a prepared sales pitch with product information and price quotes. Once a sale has been made, the telemarketer is responsible for recording names, addresses, and other pertinent information. Telemarketers are also responsible for following up on previous calls, as the first call may not lead to sales. In all tasks, they are required to follow all organizational guidelines and policies.

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Telemarketer Tasks

  • Explain products or services and prices, and answer questions from customers.
  • Obtain customer information such as name, address, and payment method, and enter orders into computer.
  • Deliver prepared sales talks, reading from scripts that describe products or services, in order to persuade potential customers to purchase a product or service or to make a donation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Telemarketer

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

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Telemarketer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Telemarketer Salaries

Sales
up arrow 10%

National Average
$22,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 66%