Average Route Sales Representative Salary

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The average salary for a Route Sales Representative is $46,462.
MEDIAN $46,462
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$29k - $65k
$175 - $12k
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$101 - $5k
$3 - $46k
Total Pay
$31k - $65k

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Job Description for Route Sales Representative

Route Sales Representative Tasks
  • Provide customer service to assigned accounts and build and maintain rapport.
  • Load, unload, and drive the products to their appropriate destinations.
  • Manage inventory and place orders for the next day.
  • Utilize point of purchase (POS) materials to drive sales.

Job Satisfaction for Route Sales Representative

3.3 out of 5
The top respondents for the job title Route Sales Representative are from the companies Frito-Lay, Inc., Cintas Corporation and Unifirst Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Frito-Lay, Inc. where the average pay is $51,434. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cintas Corporation and Unifirst Corporation, earning around $44,660 and $44,300, respectively. Bimbo Bakeries Usa Inc pays the lowest at around $20,000. Schwan's and Schwan's Home Service, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $36,341 and $40,396, respectively.

Career Paths

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Route Sales Representative
Route Driver
Delivery Driver
Outside Sales Representative
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Route Sales Representative

Skills in Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relations, Sales, Field Sales and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Route Sales Representative

An entry-level Route Sales Representative with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,727 based on 48 salaries. An early career Route Sales Representative with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,344 based on 267 salaries. A mid-career Route Sales Representative with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,253 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Route Sales Representative with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,501 based on 168 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $52,634.
Employees with Route Sales Representative in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 26.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (23.5% more) and Portland, Oregon (20.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (29.0% less) and Nashville, Tennessee (13.9% less).

Years of Experience

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