Average Mid-Career Sales Specialist Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Sales Specialist is $15.64.
MEDIAN $15.64
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $20
$395 - $32,438
Profit Sharing
$121 - $9,787
$400 - $60,335
Total Pay
$26,213 - $107,968

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Job Description for Sales Specialist

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.
The top respondents for the job title Sales Specialist are from the companies Lowe's Companies, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. and The Home Depot Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $17.63. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Lowe's Companies, Inc, earning around $17.35. Victoria's Secret pays the lowest at around $12.06. The Home Depot Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $12.41.

Career Paths

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Sales Specialist
Account Manager
Retail Sales Associate
Sales Associate
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Sales Specialist

Skills in Inside Sales, 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 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 $13.08 based on 69 salaries. An early career Sales Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.59 based on 956 salaries. An experienced Sales Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.27 based on 540 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Employees with Sales Specialist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 32.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.9% more) and Cleveland, Ohio (15.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (18.2% less), Charlotte, North Carolina (7.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.1% less).

Years of Experience

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