Telemarketer Salary

Telemarketers in the United States pull down an average of $10.07 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Telemarketers (68 percent) survey participants are women. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Telemarketers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Around one in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one in four collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$14,271 - $41,717

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$7.89 - $14.68

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National Salary 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$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,271 - $41,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,923  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,518  
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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$16,527 - $35,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.89 - $14.68  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $20.06  
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$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,923  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,518  
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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$16,527 - $35,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 245
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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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For Telemarketers, progressing to a Registered Nurse role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Registered Nurse can earn $55K annually. Telemarketers typically move into roles as Customer Service Representatives or Administrative Assistants, and those positions pay $6K more and $8K more, respectively.

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Telemarketers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Sales and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service. Many workers who know Customer Service also know Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Telemarketer

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


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $22K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $24K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $27K in this role. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $24K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Telemarketer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Telemarketer Salaries

Sales
up arrow 10%

National Average
$23,000

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 64%
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