This question is about sales associate salaries, field sales representative salaries, and sales expert salaries.
The average base salary for a sales job is $38,375 a year. However, there are many fluctuations in annual earning among sales associates, with salaries as high as $58,500 and low as $20,000.
Many factors impact the earning of a sales associate, including the number of years of experience and type of sales associate, with most positions and greater earning potential based on a greater specialization and number of years of experience.
Examples of Different Company Pay rates for Sales Associate:
The Home Depot Inc. - $12.18 / hour
Macy's Inc - $12.15 / hour
Wal-Mart Stores Inc - $11.47 / hour
Dollar General Corporation - $8.58 / hour
JCPenney - $11.47 / hour
Retail Hourly Wage Based on Years of Experience:
Entry-level ( less than one year) - average $12.64 per hour
Junior Level - ( one to two years) - averages $12.20 per hour
Mid Level - ( three to five years) - average $13.86 per hour
Experienced - ( six to nine years) - average $15.23 per hour
Senior - ( more than ten years) average $15.77 per hour
Ten Earning Jobs By Type of Sales Associate:
Associate Medical Sales Representative - $38.98 / hour or $81,071 / year
Entry Level Insurance Sales Representative - $37.26 / hour or $77,500 / year
Associate Surgical Sales Representative -$35.98 / hour or $74,828 / year
Home Sales - $35.25 / hour or $73,320 / year
Sales Opportunity - $33.85 / hour or $70,401 / year
Top Ten Cities Where Sales Associates Earn The Most:
New York City, NY - $21.91 / hour or $45,569 / year
San Mateo, CA - $21.47 / hour or $44,654 / year
Juneau, AK - $20.88 / hour $43,439 / year
Boston, MA - $20.87 / hour or $43,410
Berkeley, CA - $20.65 / hour or $42,950
Santa Monica, CA - $20.62 / hour or $42,890 / year
Daly City, CA - $20.59 / hour or $42,829 / year
Quincy, MA - $20.57/ hour or $42,781 / year
Renton, WA - $20.53 / hour or $42,706 / year
Minneapolis, MN - $20.26 / hour or $42,137 / year
The lowest salaries relative to the national average include: San Antonio, Texas (8.8% less), Houston, Texas (7.6% less), and Miami, Florida (3.6% less).