Telemarketer Salary

Earnings for Telemarketers in the United States come in at around $10.36 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Female Telemarketers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in three, and nearly one in five earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$17,014 - $110,299
$17K
$31K
$110K
MEDIAN: $31,187
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$8.58 - $14.87
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MEDIAN: $10.36
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$0$110K
Salary $17,014 - $110,299
Bonus $0.70 - $10,304
Commission $0.00 - $20,000
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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$18,268 - $41,669
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $8.58 - $14.87
Hourly Tips $0.58
Overtime $1.56 - $26.82
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $0.70 - $10,304
Commission $0.00 - $20,000
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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$18,268 - $41,669
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 151

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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

  • 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.
  • Obtain customer information such as name, address, and payment method, and enter orders into computer.
  • Explain products or services and prices, and answer questions from customers.

Common Career Paths for Telemarketer


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Telemarketers who go on to become Registered Nurses may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Registered Nurses is $56K annually. Telemarketers most often move into positions as Customer Service Representatives or Administrative Assistants; those groups report median salaries that are $6K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

Telemarketer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Telemarketer

Pay by Experience for a Telemarketer has a positive trend. An entry-level Telemarketer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 128 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Telemarketer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Telemarketer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 27 salaries. A Telemarketer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 11 salaries.

Telemarketer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Telemarketer?

Telemarketer in Loveland:
"Reaching out."
Pros: I like being able to reach out to people who are very lonely.
Cons: I dislike being cursed at just because I called at a bad time. I hate the attitudes some have about answering their phone.

Telemarketer in Allen Park:
"Sucks."
Pros: None isn't any best part is quitting time.
Cons: All of it making 800 calls a day.

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Key Stats for Telemarketer

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Telemarketer Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

▲26%

▲16%

National Average
$23,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Telemarketer Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$23,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 66%
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