Updated August 18, 2021
Average Business Sales Representative Salary
$59,000 yearly
$28.55 hourly

Entry level Salary
$42,000 yearly
10 %
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$82,000$6,833$39
75th Percentile$70,000$5,833$34
25th Percentile$50,000$4,167$24
10th Percentile$42,000$3,500$20

Average Business Sales Representative Salary By State

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Business Sales Representative average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
District of Columbia$61,948$29.78307
New Hampshire$60,307$28.99591
New Jersey$78,908$37.942,451
New Mexico$55,297$26.59451
New York$60,113$28.903,201
North Carolina$54,150$26.032,132
North Dakota$60,838$29.25159
Rhode Island$55,238$26.56536
South Carolina$52,078$25.041,321
South Dakota$60,487$29.08294
West Virginia$43,939$21.12422

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Highest Paying Cities For Business Sales Representative

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
Syracuse, NY$58,582$28.16
Des Moines, IA$58,527$28.14
Saint Charles, IL$54,810$26.35
North Charleston, SC$51,438$24.73
Houston, TX$51,219$24.62
Riverview, FL$44,787$21.53

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How much does a Business Sales Representative make?

The average Business Sales Representative salary is $59,377 per year, or $28.55 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $42,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $82,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, Washington, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Delaware provide the highest Business Sales Representative salaries.

Average Business Sales Representative Salary Over Time

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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Sales Development Representative

    Avg. salary: $46,362

    A sales development representative qualifies leads at the sales funnel's initial stages. Sales development representatives need to conduct research for prospective clients and qualify the leads before handing them to the sales team. They develop sales strategies to attract buyers or solicit potential customers. They need to build relationships with their customers to determine their needs and qualify the viability of interests to drive sales. Also, they collaborate with the sales executives making certain that corporate targets and goals are met.
    156,371 Sales Development Representative Jobs
    Sales Representative Internship

    Avg. salary: $35,093

    In a sales representative internship, an intern's duties depend on the directives of a supervising staff or manager. Typically, they are responsible for gaining industry insights while performing clerical tasks such as preparing and processing documents, greeting visitors, disseminating and organizing files, and running errands as needed. They may also participate in communicating with clients through calls and appointments to offer products and services, ensuring client satisfaction. Furthermore, as an intern, it is essential to familiarize and abide by the company's policies and regulations, including its vision and mission.
    190,398 Sales Representative Internship Jobs
    Sales Support Representative

    Avg. salary: $37,986

    A sales support representative is responsible for assisting the complex operations of sales departments, performing administrative duties under the supervision of a direct manager. Sales support representatives' tasks include acknowledging and encoding customers' orders in the system, processing payments, responding to the customers' inquiries and concerns about the products, writing sales reports, and updating the customer of the shipment details. They also support the sales representatives on selling goods and services to potential customers by creating marketing materials and communicating with customers over the phone and e-mail to generate revenues and increase profits.
    523,760 Sales Support Representative Jobs
    Retail Sales Representative

    Avg. salary: $30,823

    A retail salesperson's responsibility is to sell products and provide necessary information to the consumers to convince them of availing items. Retail salesperson's duties include coordinating with promotional programs, recommending strategies to increase sales, answering customer's inquiries, and escalating any concerns to the management that might affect the company's sales performance. A retail salesperson must have excellent communication skills to build a good rapport with the customers and assist them with their needs. A retail salesperson also helps with inventories and documenting a customer's suggestion for service improvement.
    448,294 Retail Sales Representative Jobs
    Advertising Sales Representative

    Avg. salary: $44,130

    Advertising sales representatives are professionals who sell advertising space in print publications, websites, and outdoor media to companies that want to advertise their products. These representatives are required to identify potential clients and meet them to present information about all the advertising services that they can offer to them. To identify potential clients, representatives must carry out tasks such as placing cold calls, sending out emails, or following up on inquiries. Advertising sales representatives must also keep in regular contact with their current clients and maintain customer satisfaction.
    326,816 Advertising Sales Representative Jobs
    Outbound Sales Representative

    Avg. salary: $30,132

    An outbound sales representative focuses on securing sales by reaching out to clients through calls, correspondence, or face-to-face interactions. They primarily offer products and services, assisting customers every step of the way to ensure client satisfaction. To carry out their duties, they must perform research and analysis to identify business opportunities, develop sales strategies, generate leads, discuss product specifications with customers, introduce payment plans, and negotiate contracts. Moreover, an outbound sales representative must build positive relationships with clients while adhering to the company's policies and regulations.
    382,482 Outbound Sales Representative Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Sales Development Representative$46,362$3,864$22.29156,371
    Sales Representative Internship$35,094$2,924$16.87190,398
    Sales Support Representative$37,987$3,166$18.26523,760
    Retail Sales Representative$30,824$2,569$14.82448,294
    Advertising Sales Representative$44,131$3,678$21.22326,816
    Outbound Sales Representative$30,132$2,511$14.49382,482
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    Business Sales Representative Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Business Sales Representative can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Business Sales Representatives The Most?

    To earn a high income as a Business Sales Representative, working for Oracle or Bloomberg might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Ricoh Company and FactSet report highly competitive wages for Business Sales Representatives.

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    Recently Added Business Sales Representative Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    ComcastVirtual-Outbound Business Sales REP-Direct SalesDowne, NJ12/28/2021$30,095
    ComcastVirtual-Outbound Business Sales REP-Direct SalesCope, SC12/28/2021$30,095
    ComcastVirtual-Outbound Business Sales REP-Direct SalesAlabama12/28/2021$30,095
    ComcastVirtual-Outbound Business Sales REP-Direct SalesNoble, LA12/28/2021$30,095
    ComcastVirtual-Outbound Business Sales REP-Direct SalesToone, TN12/28/2021$30,095
    ComcastVirtual-Outbound Business Sales REP-Direct SalesBowne, MI12/28/2021$30,095
    ComcastVirtual-Business Sales Representative-SMB Direct SalesNunez, GA12/28/2021$30,095
    ComcastVirtual-Outbound Business Sales REP-Direct SalesKane, IL12/28/2021$30,095
    ComcastOutbound Business Sales REP-FEB 14Th Start DateHouston, TX12/23/2021$33,079
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    Average Business Sales Representative Salary by Demographic

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    Median Business Sales Representative Income by Race
    White Business Sales Representatives have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Business Sales Representatives have the lowest average salary at $50,964.
    Black or African American
    Hispanic or Latino
    Black or African American$50,964
    Hispanic or Latino$52,801
    Average Business Sales Representative Salary by Education Level
    Business Sales Representatives with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $70,698 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Business Sales Representatives earn a median annual income of $64,743 compared to $54,741 for Business Sales Representatives with an Associate degree.
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    High School Diploma or Less$52,938
    Some College/ Associate Degree$54,741
    Bachelor's Degree$64,743
    Master's Degree$70,698