Sales Representative Salary
A Sales Representative earns an average salary of $42,150 per year.
|Salary||$24,597 - $72,296|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $24,832|
|Commission||$0.00 - $51,651|
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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).)
|$20,357 - $92,937|
Job Description for Sales Representative
Sales representatives sell products and services for a company, either directly to consumers or to other businesses. These representatives often have goals which must be reached, and commission may be offered based on sales performance. In some positions, they may either be provided with lists of clients or receive calls from interested customers, which may involve working in a call center environment. In other positions, cold-calling will be required. Research may also be required in order to discover new clients.Read More...
Some work is done in an office, though some travel may be required to meet with clients. Strong written, verbal, and electronic communication skills are essential in order to determine customers’ needs and budgets to offer the most suitable products and services. These representatives should also be highly familiar with the products and services offered by their companies so all questions from customers can be answered efficiently.
Aspiring sales representatives should have strong customer service skills and friendly and professional personalities to sell products and services and encourage customers to return for future purchases. Depending on the complexity of the job, those in this position may be expected to create and present reports based on performance and findings, so strong computer skills are highly beneficial and may be required for some positions. Some employers require only a minimum of a high school diploma, while others may require a college degree in business, marketing, or a related field. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Sales Representative Tasks
- Track activity, prepare and maintain records for sales leads and account status.
- Sell the organization's products or services to established customers or develop new prospects within assigned territory.
- Monitor market conditions, product innovations, and competitors' products, prices, and sales.
- Build relationships and identify the prospect's need for the products or services.
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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Representative
Pay by Experience for a Sales Representative has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Representative with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 58 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Representative with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Sales Representative which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 14 salaries. A Sales Representative with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 12 salaries.
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