$42,745
Avg. Salary
$11.36
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,986

Profit Sharing

$2,043

Commission

$14,258

The average pay for a Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman is $11.36 per hour.

The average pay for a Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman is $42,745 per year.

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MEDIAN $42,745
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$0$85K
Salary $21,170 - $83,735
Bonus $150 - $19,929
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,392
Commission $894 - $55,887
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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$19,461 - $85,371
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,342
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $8.26 - $18.03
Hourly Tips $0.35
Overtime $11.93 - $28.54
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $150 - $19,929
Commission $894 - $55,887
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,392
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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$19,461 - $85,371
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 739

Job Description for Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman

Salespeople are employed to sell products to customers. While the details of their work depend heavily on the size of the employer, its industry, and its management style, in all cases the main objective is to maximize products sold and achieve high customer satisfaction.

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Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman Tasks

  • Process payment for products or service, may maintain customer preference records.
  • Assist the customer in selecting products/services, answer questions and check for stock and availability.
  • Attend special training of products/services to understand the product features, trends or styles of the products/services.
  • Sell the organization's products/services to new or established customers typically via walk-in business.

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Pay by Experience Level for Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman

Pay by Experience for a Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman has a positive trend. An entry-level Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 709 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 298 salaries. An experienced Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 272 salaries. A Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 130 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

51%

34%

27%

18%

5%

-2%

-22%

National Average: $39,815

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

Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman?

Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman in Tallapoosa:
"I love it! But, I feel I'm not making as much as I should."
Pros: Interacting with people, making kids smile, and making sure that I can give our customers the best experience possible.
Cons: Half the crew doesn't do their job, I feel I'm making the least amount of money on the crew, yet I'm doing my job, plus half of everyone else's. And management is lousy.

Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman in Marysville:
""I'm only here so I don't get fined"!"
Pros: I enjoy being apart of people's projects. I enjoy the challenge. My sales team of support when needed. Of course the shop workers. There are more to list for sure!
Cons: Low PAY RATE! Poor management. No advancement opportunity. Favoritism. No profit sharing. No commission. Every order is hand written from start to finish (No computer programs or tracking). Unsafe working conditions. Small sales desk / areas. Filing system, (every order you make gets mixed with everyone's). Bonus never reflecting my every month sales increase. Foul mouth staff. Staff always ordering food and eating at desk. Company not treated as a whole with two locations. Coworkers not doing the lifting as we all should be doing. Stress.

Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman in Greenville:
"Smarter not harder."
Believe in yourself. Sales boils down to you. If you believe in yourself and what you are selling, you will sell it. You have to have a passion for helping others and putting up with a lot of crap along the way. Don't let others tell you that you can't. Always believe you CAN.

Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman in Crestview:
"Hard work but rewarding contact with customers."
Pros: The employee discount.
Cons: The pay. And consistent attitude from the store manager.

Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman in Torrance:
Pros: Talking to people/mostly good periences.
Cons: The fact that there might be a creepy customer/doing more than 2 things at a time.

Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman in Shreveport:
"How you can make good money with zero overhead."
Find out who, s successful and grab them by the coattail and hang on.......

Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman in Fort Worth:
Pros: Flexibility.
Cons: Stressful and demanding clients.

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Key Stats for Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 259 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman Salaries

▲43%

▲24%

▲13%

National Average
$40,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman Salaries

▲23%



▲13%



Marketing Communications
▼0%

Sales
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Bilingual
▼3%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 259 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 42%