Telemarketer Salary (United States)

Hourly pay for Telemarketers in the United States typically comes in around $9.95 per hour. The top of the range reaches $14.69, and the bottom approaches $7.84 per hour. About a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about one-fourth collect dental insurance. In a profession dominated by women, 63 percent of Telemarketers are female. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Telemarketer Salary (?
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$14,497 - $41,645
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MEDIAN: $29,846
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Telemarketer Salary (?
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$7.84 - $14.69
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,497 - $41,645  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,947  
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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$16,469 - $37,402  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.84 - $14.69  
   
Overtime
$7.80 - $21.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,947  
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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$16,469 - $37,402  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 302
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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.

Common Career Paths for Telemarketer

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While Telemarketers do not often become Telemarketing Managers, the ones that do transition make an extra $21K per year. Telemarketers moving up in their career tend to step into positions as Customer Service Representatives or Administrative Assistants, where paychecks increase by $6,642 or $8,828 per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Telemarketer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Starting out, salaries fall in the $22K range but grow to $24K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $27K after 10 to 20 years. For Telemarketers, pay actually goes down to about $22K after two decades on the job. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 12 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 5 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; most of respondents fit between this range.

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Experience Affects Telemarketer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
Late-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$22,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Telemarketer Salaries

Sales
up arrow 21%
National Average
$22,000
Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

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: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 66%
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