Telemarketer Salary

Earnings for Telemarketers in the United States come in at around $10.08 per hour on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Close to a third enjoy medical while nearly one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in six. Female Telemarketers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$14,271 - $41,717
(Median)
$14K
$30K
$42K
MEDIAN: $30,329
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90%

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$7.89 - $14.67
(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
$14,271 - $41,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
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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$16,531 - $36,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.89 - $14.67  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $19.61  
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 - $2,980  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
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).
)
$16,531 - $36,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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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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Telemarketers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Registered Nurse. The latter position pays an average of $55K annually. Typical career progression for a Telemarketer involves becoming a Customer Service Representative or an Administrative Assistant, roles that pay $6K more and $8K more on average.

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Telemarketers note just a narrow range of job skills. Sales and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service. Those with knowledge of Customer Service tend to be skilled in Sales as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Telemarketer

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $22K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $25K. Telemarketers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $27K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $24K on average.

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Experience Affects Telemarketer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

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 8%

National Average
$23,000

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 63%
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