A Telemarketer earns an average wage of $9.94 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for 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.
Telemarketer Total Pay (?
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$15,974 - $42,999
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,159
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Telemarketer Total Pay (?
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$7.79 - $14.00
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14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$15,974 - $42,999  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,904  
Commission
$2.14 - $19,271  
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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$16,521 - $37,989  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 460
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.79 - $14.00  
   
Overtime
$7.87 - $19.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,904  
   
Commission
$2.14 - $19,271  
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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$16,521 - $37,989  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 460
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 45%
Chicago
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National Average
$22,000
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Experience Affects Telemarketer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
Late-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$22,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Telemarketer Salaries

Sales
up arrow 24%
National Average
$22,000
Customer Service
up arrow 3%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 3 out of 5 based on 50 votes.
Gender
Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 62%
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