$77,380
Avg. Salary
$20.22
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$19,919

Bonus

$4,880

Profit Sharing

$30,147

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Sales Executive is $20.22 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Sales Executive is $77,380 per year.

10%
$12.12
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$20.22
50%
$43.43
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MEDIAN $20.22
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$42k
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$77k
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$135k
90%
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MEDIAN $77,380
$42,046 - $135,459
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MEDIAN: $77,380
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$0$171K
Salary $42,046 - $135,459
Bonus $2,532 - $50,523
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,608
Commission $5,985 - $71,048
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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$49,184 - $171,259
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,246
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $12.12 - $43.43
Overtime $23.00
Annual Data $0$171K
Bonus $2,532 - $50,523
Commission $5,985 - $71,048
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,608
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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$49,184 - $171,259
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 51

Job Description for Senior Sales Executive

A senior sales executive typically has a strong sales management background, a proven track record of success in sales, and skills with executive leadership. It is vital that a senior sales executive is able to identify new markets or client prospects and also strengthen relationships with existing clients. A senior sales executive provides leadership to the sales team and fosters innovative solutions to market demands. They also must be capable of contributing to a sales team by staying educated on the products, competitors, and the market in general. Also, they need to be able to analyze and summarize sales-related data and translate that data into strategies that help the development of a product line or sales strategy. A senior sales executive generally must have a network of business contacts in mid- and senior-level management positions and a history of working with these individuals to meet business needs. Familiarity with sales tools and methods, customer relations, and product development are all important for a senior sales executive, as is a background of sales success. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

Senior Sales Executive Pay By Employer

$0$183K

$133,018

$63,434

Common Career Paths for Senior Sales Executive


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Though not the most common occurrence, Senior Sales Executives sometimes become Business Development Directors, where the average income is $113K per year. Going from Senior Sales Executive to Sales Director is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $98K. Many others choose to work as Business Development Managers, where pay is typically $78K.

Senior Sales Executive Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Sales Executive


Survey results suggest that Senior Sales Executives put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Sales, Strategic Sales, Account Sales, and New Business Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Inside Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Sales Management and Technical Sales also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with New Business Development also tend to know Account Management and Account Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Sales Executive

Pay by Experience for a Senior Sales Executive has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Sales Executive with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 150 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Sales Executive with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 200 salaries. An experienced Senior Sales Executive which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 289 salaries. A Senior Sales Executive with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 158 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,844

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

For Senior Sales Executives, busy Dallas offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Senior Sales Executives will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+17 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Denver (+15 percent), and San Francisco (+14 percent). Senior Sales Executives in Seattle report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 22 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Miami (3 percent less).

Senior Sales Executive Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Sales Executive?

Senior Sales Executive in Minneapolis:
"Hidden paradise."
Pros: Good work life balance
Cons: New York and LA don’t know we exist

Senior Sales Executive in Dallas:
"Dallas is a great city to live and work in."
Pros: I like the restaurants, the culture, the lakes.
Cons: Traffic can be bad sometimes. The summer heat is also unbearable sometimes.

Senior Sales Executive in Johannesburg:
"Opportunities."
Pros: Great clients easy to interact.
Cons: Less salary too much competition. Cost of leaving etc.

Senior Sales Executive in Minneapolis:
"Things to do."
Pros: The lakes and bike trails.
Cons: The winter.

Senior Sales Executive in Boston:
Schedule your day so you do not loose time. Delegate responsibilties when you can.

Senior Sales Executive in Houston:
"Sales is simple."
Provide great customer service when and where it's needed.

Senior Sales Executive in Greensboro:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Flexibility to work from home, flexible hours, the culture of the company.
Cons: Long sales cycle and competition.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Senior Sales Executive

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
27%

Experience Affects Senior Sales Executive Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$97,000

▼14%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Senior Sales Executive Salaries

Sales
▲6%

National Average
$97,000


New Business Development
▼6%


Account Management
▼7%

Technical Sales
▼10%


Inside Sales
▼69%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 12%