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Telemarketer Salary (United States)

Telemarketers in the United States pull down an average of $9.97 per hour. Slightly less than a third enjoy medical while just over one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in seven. Female Telemarketers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Telemarketers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Telemarketer Salary (?
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$14,237 - $42,500
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MEDIAN: $29,639
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Telemarketer Salary (?
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$7.87 - $14.65
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
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$14,237 - $42,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,837  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,574  
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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$16,426 - $37,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.87 - $14.65  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $21.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,837  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,574  
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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$16,426 - $37,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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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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There are some Telemarketers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Telemarketing Managers, where earnings are an average $43K annually. Typical career progression for a Telemarketer involves becoming a Customer Service Representative or an Administrative Assistant, roles that pay $7K more and $9K more on average.

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Typical Telemarketers report a focused set of job skills. Sales and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Experience with Customer Service is often linked with knowledge of 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 $21K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $24K. Telemarketers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $28K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $23K.

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Experience Affects Telemarketer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
Late-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$22,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Telemarketer Salaries

Sales
up arrow 10%
National Average
$22,000
Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 43 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: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 66%