The average hourly pay for a Sales Specialist is $15.51.
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Job Description for Sales Specialist
Sales specialists' main duty is to explain the specifications and features of a product or service to existing or potential customers, with the goal of making a sale. Sometimes, sales specialists also forecast a company's potential sales and ensure these targets are met. These professionals usually travel around a designated sales area (which includes actual and/or potential customers) and attempt to sell products and build relationships; many times, sales specialists are always responsible for …Read more
Sales Specialist Tasks
- Coordinate and lead sales associates.
- Inform and assist customers regarding technical and specialized merchandise.
- Take the lead in resolving customer complaints and ensure customer satisfactions.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Specialist
The top respondents for the job title Sales Specialist are from the companies Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc and The Home Depot Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Lowe's Companies, Inc where the average pay is $17.12. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. and Apple Computer, Inc, earning around $17.07 and $17.01, respectively. Macy's, Inc. pays the lowest at around $11.44. Victoria's Secret and The Home Depot Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.81 and $12.33, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Sales Specialist
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Skills in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Sales Management and Field Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inside Sales and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Sales Specialist
An entry-level Sales Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.03 based on 72 salaries. An early career Sales Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.63 based on 937 salaries. A mid-career Sales Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.69 based on 549 salaries. An experienced Sales Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.23 based on 532 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
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Employees with Sales Specialist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 33.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (17.8% more) and Dallas, Texas (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (14.8% less) and Chicago, Illinois (13.3% less).
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