Call Center Agent Salary

A Call Center Agent earns an average wage of $12.15 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$22,148 - $50,544
$22K
$33K
$51K
MEDIAN: $32,809
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50%
90%

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$9.47 - $17.01
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.46
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$0$50K
Salary $22,148 - $50,544
Bonus $99.78 - $6,544
Profit Sharing $900
Commission $484.79 - $25,760
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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$20,106 - $39,495
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 70
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.47 - $17.01
Overtime $2.02 - $27.03
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $99.78 - $6,544
Commission $484.79 - $25,760
Profit Sharing $900
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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$20,106 - $39,495
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 406

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Job Description for Call Center Agent

Call center agents work in telephone call center where they may receive incoming calls from customers regarding a product or service or place outgoing calls to current or potential customers. They are required to help customers in a number of areas, such as billing, service issues, and orders. They typically work on a computer at a workstation or cubicle, where they log the calls they make or receive and enter customer information into a specialized database. They may be required to take on additional duties, such as sales and retention.

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Call Center Agent Tasks

  • Consult with customers by telephone to provide information, take orders, answer questions and handle complaints.
  • Place outbound calls, following a script to generate sales.
  • Investigate and follow up on customer problems.
  • Document outcomes and steps taken.
  • Update customer files and databases.

Common Career Paths for Call Center Agent


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Popular Skills for Call Center Agent

Pay by Experience Level for Call Center Agent

Pay by Experience for a Call Center Agent has a positive trend. An entry-level Call Center Agent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 412 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Call Center Agent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Call Center Agent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 63 salaries. A Call Center Agent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,235

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Call Center Agent Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Call Center Agent?

Call Center Agent in San Antonio:
"Its a Call center."
Pros: Technical service get to stay on a computer most of the day.
Cons: Deal with angry customers and am pushed to push sales on them.

Call Center Agent in San Antonio:
"Its a Call center."
Pros: Technical service get to stay on a computer most of the day.
Cons: Deal with angry customers and am pushed to push sales on them.

Call Center Agent in United:
"Corporate cultue, the people, the hours."
Pros: The hours.
Cons: The structure of the call center environment.

Call Center Agent in Cebu City:
"I would like to explor my proffesional carrer."
Pros: Entertaining people lives, cause it gives me real knowledge of how people handle there problem and solve.
Cons: Different shift.

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Key Stats for Call Center Agent

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Call Center Agent Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

▲13%

▲7%

National Average
$27,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Call Center Agent Salaries

Call Center
▲7%

National Average
$27,000


Spanish Language
▼1%

Customer Service Metrics
▼1%


▼3%

▼4%


Microsoft Word
▼5%

Computer Service
▼16%

Data Entry
▼16%

Phone Support
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 30%
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