Sales Assistant Salary By State: Highest-Paid Sales Assistants by State [2023]

By Chris Kolmar
Apr. 17, 2023

Research Summary. After extensive research by the Zippia data science team, we identified these details of sales assistant salary by state for the United States:

You can read more on the specific methodology.

Background

Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do sales assistants get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for sales assistant by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

The state with the best salary for sales assistants after this adjustment? That would be New York.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for sales assistant salaries:

  1. New York (Jobs)

  2. Washington (Jobs)

  3. Idaho (Jobs)

  4. Alaska (Jobs)

  5. California (Jobs)

  6. Oregon (Jobs)

  7. Connecticut (Jobs)

  8. New Jersey (Jobs)

  9. New Hampshire (Jobs)

  10. Illinois (Jobs)

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

Highest-Paid Sales Assistants By State

Rank State Average Sales Assistant Salary 10th Percentile 90th Percentile
1 New York $45,280 $33,000 $60,000
2 Washington $45,170 $33,000 $60,000
3 Idaho $44,856 $33,000 $60,000
4 Alaska $44,144 $36,000 $53,000
5 California $41,710 $29,000 $58,000
6 Oregon $40,701 $29,000 $55,000
7 Connecticut $40,002 $30,000 $53,000
8 New Jersey $39,768 $29,000 $53,000
9 New Hampshire $39,220 $30,000 $50,000
10 Illinois $38,899 $28,000 $52,000
11 Delaware $38,827 $28,000 $52,000
12 Minnesota $38,785 $29,000 $51,000
13 Massachusetts $38,663 $29,000 $50,000
14 Colorado $38,203 $28,000 $51,000
15 North Dakota $36,826 $28,000 $48,000
16 Montana $36,701 $27,000 $48,000
17 Nebraska $36,362 $27,000 $48,000
18 Hawaii $35,853 $29,000 $44,000
19 Vermont $35,617 $27,000 $45,000
20 Pennsylvania $35,594 $26,000 $48,000
21 Wisconsin $35,526 $26,000 $47,000
22 Indiana $34,795 $25,000 $46,000
23 Nevada $34,624 $24,000 $48,000
24 Michigan $34,613 $25,000 $46,000
25 Maryland $34,457 $25,000 $47,000
26 Iowa $34,289 $25,000 $45,000
27 Arizona $34,262 $24,000 $47,000
28 Missouri $34,172 $25,000 $45,000
29 Maine $33,917 $26,000 $43,000
30 Kansas $33,623 $24,000 $45,000
31 Rhode Island $33,521 $25,000 $43,000
32 Louisiana $33,499 $24,000 $45,000
33 South Dakota $33,416 $25,000 $44,000
34 Utah $33,100 $24,000 $44,000
35 Virginia $33,039 $24,000 $45,000
36 New Mexico $32,989 $24,000 $45,000
37 Ohio $32,707 $24,000 $44,000
38 Kentucky $32,520 $24,000 $43,000
39 Tennessee $31,980 $23,000 $43,000
40 Wyoming $31,852 $23,000 $42,000
41 Florida $31,536 $23,000 $42,000
42 Texas $31,518 $22,000 $43,000
43 North Carolina $31,185 $23,000 $42,000
44 South Carolina $31,128 $23,000 $41,000
45 Oklahoma $30,859 $22,000 $41,000
46 Georgia $30,804 $22,000 $41,000
47 Arkansas $30,448 $22,000 $41,000
48 Alabama $26,697 $19,000 $36,000
49 West Virginia $26,594 $19,000 $36,000
50 Mississippi $26,266 $19,000 $35,000

Methodology: Sales Assistant Salary By State

To better understand sales assistant pay by state, Zippia has aggregated data across a multitude of channels including the BLS, FLC, and OPM. We then supplement that data with actual listed salaries from job posts. Finally, the data science team calculates a weighted average of these inputs to create an average pay for sales assistants by state.

We took the average annual salary data for sales assistants from these estimates and ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary ranking as highest average salary for sales assistants.

Sales Assistant Salary By State FAQs

  1. What is the highest-paid state for sales assistants?

    The highest-paid state for sales assistants is New York with an average salary of $45,280 per year.

  2. What city pays sales assistants the most?

    Seattle, WA pays sales assistants the most with an average salary of $45,410 per year.

  3. What is the worst state for sales assistants?

    The worst state for sales assistants is Mississippi with an average salary of $26,266 per year.

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Author

Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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