Sales Administrator Salary

Median pay for Sales Administrators in the United States is around $43K annually. Total cash incomes of Sales Administrators run from $30K to $58K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $6K, profit sharing that reaches $5K, and some commissions of nearly $20K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. While between a fifth and a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. For the most part, Sales Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Sales Administrators (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,641 - $59,973
$32K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,600
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$13.09 - $22.54
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$0$59K
Salary $31,641 - $59,973
Bonus $819 - $6,121
Profit Sharing $546 - $5,034
Commission $1,394 - $19,866
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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$30,088 - $57,613
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 450
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $13.09 - $22.54
Hourly Tips $0.40
Overtime $20.54 - $36.08
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $819 - $6,121
Commission $1,394 - $19,866
Profit Sharing $546 - $5,034
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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$30,088 - $57,613
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 400

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Job Description for Sales Administrator

Sales administrators give clerical support to the sales team. They perform a number of duties focusing on customer satisfaction and coordinating sales team activities. They track reports, file invoices, forward phone calls, greet customers, schedule appointments, follow up on sales calls, and help make sales. They also handle light bookkeeping responsibilities. Sales administrators often act as a link between the customer and the sales team. In that capacity, their duties include preparing multiple types of sales documents and producing related reports. When the sales team is out of the office, sales administrators manage their schedules and create proposals and other needed sales documents. This position primarily works in an office setting during regular business hours; however, overtime may be required during a peak or busy season.

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Sales Administrator Tasks

  • Administer and coordinate the promotion and sale of company parts and products.
  • Manage, track and reconcile merchandise, premiums and collateral.
  • Assist in determining vendor availability, pricing and service of replacement parts, shipment discrepancies, product information and product inspections.
  • Prepare, administer and coordinate customer and dealer quotations, proposals, bids, orders, contracts and specifications in an efficient manner.

Common Career Paths for Sales Administrator


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At the upper end, Sales Administrators who move into a Sales Operations Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Sales Operations Managers is a much higher $72K per year. Sales Administrators most often advance into Sales Coordinator and Office Manager positions even though the median salaries are $4K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Sales Administrator


Sales Administrators report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Salesforce, Contract Management, and Sales Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Executive Support and Data Entry also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Sales Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 493 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 225 salaries. An experienced Sales Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 199 salaries. A Sales Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 70 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,587

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

For Sales Administrators, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 46 percent greater than the national average. Sales Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+32 percent), New York (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and Minneapolis (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Diego, 11 percent below the national average. On the whole, employers pay 9 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Atlanta and Indianapolis.

Sales Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sales Administrator?

Sales Administrator in San Francisco:
"A lot of work supporting my team."
Pros: Our clients.
Cons: The constant fires I have to put out.

Sales Administrator in Bartlett:
"Good."
Pros: Company ethic.
Cons: Pay. Management.

Sales Administrator in San Diego:
"Always on your toes."
Pros: Autonomy, ability to manage my own accounts, working with reps, etc.
Cons: Juggling multiple deadlines, pleasing several different people often in conflict of interest.

Sales Administrator in Chicago:
"Interactive."
Pros: Interact with various departments.
Cons: Frustration when things go haywire.

Sales Administrator in San Diego:
Pros: I am not micromanaged and I am left alone to complete tasks assigned to me in any way I chose to complete them. I don't have to check in with my boss every hour of the day as I CC him on all my work completed and he can check what I've done at anytime.
Cons: I cannot learn every aspect of my position due to job security. There are some aspects I would like to learn but my superior will not teach me as she thinks it would be too difficult for me to learn. I cannot continue to grow if I'm not given the opportunity to.

Sales Administrator in Lee's Summit:
"Sales Administrator."
Pros: Very busy most of the time.
Cons: Being interrupted and have to get back into what I was working on.

Sales Administrator in Lake Success:
Pros: I enjoy being busy and receiving praise for good work, I enjoy getting my work done efficiently. Management is very nice.
Cons: The hours and the long commute.

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Key Stats for Sales Administrator

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 185 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Sales Administrator Salaries

▲18%

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$41,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Sales Administrator Salaries

Data Analysis
▲3%

▲1%

Contract Management
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Sales Administration
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%





Microsoft Word
▼5%

▼6%

Executive Support
▼11%

Sales
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 23%
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