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Telemarketer Salary

Telemarketers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $10.02 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly one in three, and one-fourth earn dental coverage. The majority of Telemarketers (66 percent) who took the survey are women. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$14,237 - $41,048
(Median)
$14K
$30K
$41K
MEDIAN: $30,000
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90%

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$7.91 - $14.54
(Median)
$7
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,237 - $41,048  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,315  
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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$16,580 - $35,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.91 - $14.54  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $19.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,315  
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).
)
$16,580 - $35,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 258

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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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It's not very common for Telemarketers to move on to become Telemarketing Managers. Average pay for a Telemarketing Manager is $42K annually. A common career progression for a Telemarketer is to become a Customer Service Representative or an Administrative Assistant. Compared to Telemarketers, the first group earns $6K more on average, and the second group earns $8K more.

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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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service. It is not unusual for someone who knows Customer Service to be familiar with Sales as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Telemarketer

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $22K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $24K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $26K 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 $23K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Telemarketer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Telemarketer Salaries

Sales
up arrow 9%

National Average
$23,000

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 65%
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