Telemarketer Salary

The average rate for a Telemarketer is $10.07 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
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$14,303 - $41,596
(Median)
$14K
$30K
$42K
MEDIAN: $30,159
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$7.92 - $14.65
(Median)
$7
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,303 - $41,596  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,970  
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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$16,585 - $36,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.92 - $14.65  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $19.46  
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.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,970  
   
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).
)
$16,585 - $36,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Telemarketer

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

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Experience Affects Telemarketer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

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
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 63%
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