Entry-Level Sales Consultant Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Sales Consultants is very modest at just $44K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Sales Consultants, total cash compensation can vary between $20K and $82K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $25K and $21K, respectively. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although more than half have medical coverage and approximately one-half have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Sales Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Entry-Level Sales Consultants who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (62 percent) are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,654 - $82,421
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$44K
$82K
MEDIAN: $43,962
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$8.58 - $16.23
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$0$84K
Salary $23,654 - $82,421
Bonus $291.49 - $27,980
Profit Sharing $493.16 - $20,511
Commission $776 - $45,659
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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$20,315 - $84,806
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 898
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $8.58 - $16.23
Hourly Tips $0.38
Overtime $10.03 - $31.79
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $291.49 - $27,980
Commission $776 - $45,659
Profit Sharing $493.16 - $20,511
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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$20,315 - $84,806
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 751

Sales Consultant Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Consultant


Best Buy, Office Depot, Inc., Sprint Nextel Corporation, CarMax, Inc., and Oracle Corp. are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Sales Consultants. Although Oracle Corp. boasts the highest average salary in town at $87K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $58K or as much as $151K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Staples, Inc., EF Education, and Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., top-paying firms where Entry-Level Sales Consultants rake in a comfortable $46K, $42K, or $40K, respectively.

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Office Depot, Inc., where the median salary is just $18K — 374 percent less than the top paying company. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Bestbuys ($21K), Best Buy ($23K), and A Wireless ($23K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,826

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

For Entry-Level Sales Consultants, Austin provides a pay rate that is 138 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Sales Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+111 percent), Boston (+72 percent), San Diego (+62 percent), and New York (+38 percent). Entry-Level Sales Consultants' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Entry-Level Sales Consultants in Atlanta bring in salaries that are 25 percent lower than the national average.

Sales Consultant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Sales Consultant in Farmington:
Long hours minimum commissions on new vehicles.

Sales Consultant in McKinney:
"5 Keys To Successful Selling for the First Time Sales Rep."
1) Start with your goals. If you’re learning to sell, start from the end and work backwards. Knowing your goals and measuring your performance against them is the most important place to start. 2) Recognize that sales is a process. Sales is not an art. Sales is a science and a technology. 3) Identify business pain. You must be able to identify your prospects’ business pain and distinguish it from their run of the mill business problems. If a step of their process is a slight annoyance, who cares? 4) Measure every step. Anything worth doing is worth measuring, and anything that can be measured can be improved. 5) Sell to people who want to buy. In the early days of my career, I spent a lot of time reaching out to people who didn’t want to talk to me.

Sales Consultant in Youngstown:
"How competitive the market is."
Work your territory, use your tools from your company, ride with manufacturer reps, don't give up.

Sales Consultant in Austin:
"Slow Moving."
Job is great if you want to only be a sales person and not move up the ladder. They largely promote based on chronological order, meaning one cannot move up the ladder until someone above you does first.

Key Stats for Sales Consultant

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 262 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
12%

Skills That Affect Sales Consultant Salaries



▲20%

Strategic Marketing
▲12%

Field Sales
▲2%


Inside Sales
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

Sales Management
▼1%




Salesforce
▼23%

Sales
▼24%

Bilingual
▼25%

Spanish Language
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 262 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 36%