Updated August 18, 2021
Average Representative Salary
$35,000 yearly
$16.87 hourly

Entry level Salary
$21,000 yearly
$21,000
10 %
$35,000
Median
$58,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$58,000
$4,833
$28
75th Percentile
$45,000
$3,750
$22
Average
$35,080
$2,923
$17
25th Percentile
$26,000
$2,167
$13
10th Percentile
$21,000
$1,750
$10

Average Representative Salary By State

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Representative average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$34,174
$16.43
Alaska
$34,017
$16.35
Arizona
$38,734
$18.62
Arkansas
$30,486
$14.66
California
$49,995
$24.04
Colorado
$35,798
$17.21
Connecticut
$39,111
$18.80
Delaware
$34,198
$16.44
District of Columbia
$51,903
$24.95
Florida
$40,744
$19.59
Georgia
$30,976
$14.89
Hawaii
$40,716
$19.57
Idaho
$29,082
$13.98
Illinois
$36,535
$17.56
Indiana
$31,831
$15.30
Iowa
$33,688
$16.20
Kansas
$40,416
$19.43
Kentucky
$31,103
$14.95
Louisiana
$35,687
$17.16
Maine
$29,217
$14.05
Maryland
$37,862
$18.20
Massachusetts
$34,881
$16.77
Michigan
$32,932
$15.83
Minnesota
$35,584
$17.11
Mississippi
$37,278
$17.92
Missouri
$33,680
$16.19
Montana
$34,899
$16.78
Nebraska
$31,599
$15.19
Nevada
$33,253
$15.99
New Hampshire
$31,327
$15.06
New Jersey
$33,623
$16.16
New Mexico
$35,115
$16.88
New York
$39,041
$18.77
North Carolina
$41,598
$20.00
North Dakota
$31,980
$15.38
Ohio
$33,515
$16.11
Oklahoma
$36,465
$17.53
Oregon
$35,419
$17.03
Pennsylvania
$34,502
$16.59
Rhode Island
$31,530
$15.16
South Carolina
$28,372
$13.64
South Dakota
$32,936
$15.83
Tennessee
$33,051
$15.89
Texas
$40,673
$19.55
Utah
$30,213
$14.53
Vermont
$34,415
$16.55
Virginia
$35,368
$17.00
Washington
$37,849
$18.20
West Virginia
$29,986
$14.42
Wisconsin
$33,737
$16.22
Wyoming
$21,294
$10.24

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Highest Paying Cities For Representative

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Washington, DC
$51,912
$24.96
San Francisco, CA
$50,931
$24.49
Miami, FL
$45,812
$22.02
San Antonio, TX
$43,042
$20.69
Charlotte, NC
$40,718
$19.58
Overland Park, KS
$40,264
$19.36

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How much does a Representative make?

The average representative salary is $35,080 per year, or $16.87 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $21,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $58,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, North Carolina, Florida, Hawaii, and Texas provide the highest representative salaries.

Average Representative Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $35,100
    $16.87
    +2.5%
    2020
    $34,200
    $16.44
    +1.8%
    2019
    $33,600
    $16.14
    +1.8%
    2018
    $33,000
    $15.85
    +1.6%
    2017
    $32,400
    $15.59
    +1.1%

    How Much Do Representatives Make In Different Industries?

    Representative salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with telecommunication, manufacturing, and health care companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a representative can make a yearly salary of $40,451 while working for telecommunication companies. All the while, other representatives are making $35,643 at manufacturing companies and $31,053 at health care companies. One industry representatives may want to avoid is the media industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $25,346.
    RankIndustryAverage Representative SalaryRepresentative Salary Range
    1Telecommunication
    $40,451
    $21k
    $50k
    2Manufacturing
    $35,643
    $21k
    $50k
    3Health Care
    $31,053
    $21k
    $50k
    4Retail
    $30,646
    $21k
    $50k
    5Technology
    $29,940
    $21k
    $50k
    6Finance
    $29,824
    $21k
    $50k
    7Professional
    $29,373
    $21k
    $50k
    8Media
    $25,346
    $21k
    $50k

    High Paying Representative Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Customer Relations Representative

    Avg. salary: $33,903

    A customer relations representative is responsible for providing the highest customer service by interacting with customers to respond to their inquiries and concerns, process their requests, and resolve their complaints. Customer relations representatives assist the customers with their needs by offering products and services according to their requirements and budget limitations. They may also sell newly launched products to the customers, discuss features and usability, and generate payments and delivery details. A customer relations representative must have excellent communication and organizational skills to maintain healthy business relationships with the customers to achieve the company's long-term goals and objectives.
    184,593 Customer Relations Representative Jobs
    Customer Service Representative

    Avg. salary: $29,624

    Customer service representatives are the first point of contact of the customers, acting as the frontiers of the company and help in driving customer loyalty and retention by leaving a great impression and resolving all of their concerns. They accommodate customer queries by providing useful and comprehensive information about any products or services. Some would use that as an opportunity to market and promote more sales. The most challenging issues they use to handle are customer complaints and processing of refunds and returns. They also assist in basic troubleshooting or accounts and payment setup with the use of specific guidelines or step by step procedures. At most, they help and solve customer issues on their own, but sometimes they would need support from supervisors or other departments.
    200,034 Customer Service Representative Jobs
    Account Services Representative

    Avg. salary: $34,530

    An account services representative is responsible for responding to the customers' inquiries and concerns regarding their financial accounts and statements. Account services representatives also offer new products and services from the financial institution, handling customers' complaints, assist in developing marketing strategies and promotional offers, and identify business opportunities to generate more revenues and attract potential clients. An account services representative must have excellent communication and customer service skills, processing their financial transactions, and resolve billing discrepancies.
    271,702 Account Services Representative Jobs
    Customer Support Representative

    Avg. salary: $29,962

    A customer support representative is responsible for answering calls and correspondence, providing customer assistance in various technical issues, concerns, or difficulties. There are also instances when they must make calls to follow-up on the issues, or even sell products and services. Most of the time, a customer support representative has a certain quota to reach and works under a manager's supervision. Furthermore, it is essential to keep accurate records and report to managers or supervisors should there be any problems.
    195,155 Customer Support Representative Jobs
    Customer Account Representative

    Avg. salary: $34,987

    A customer account representative's role is to serve as the primary contact between a company and its clients. They typically reach out to existing and potential customers through calls and correspondence, answer inquiries, address issues and concerns, close sales by offering products and services, process payments, and ensure satisfaction to boost sales and improve client base. Furthermore, as an account representative, it is essential to maintain records of all transactions while adhering to the company's policies and regulations.
    233,772 Customer Account Representative Jobs
    Customer Sales Representative

    Avg. salary: $30,721

    The primary role of customer service representatives is to help customers with questions and complaints. It is also their duties and responsibilities to provide customers with information about services and products, take and process orders, and process returns and modifications. They also store records of customer transactions and interactions and provide feedback on customer service efficacy. Customer service representatives must also ensure that they can give customer satisfaction and offer the best professional support.
    241,111 Customer Sales Representative Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Customer Relations Representative
    $33,904
    $2,825
    $16.30
    184,593
    Customer Service Representative
    $29,624
    $2,469
    $14.24
    200,034
    Account Services Representative
    $34,530
    $2,878
    $16.60
    271,702
    Customer Support Representative
    $29,962
    $2,497
    $14.40
    195,155
    Customer Account Representative
    $34,987
    $2,916
    $16.82
    233,772
    Customer Sales Representative
    $30,721
    $2,560
    $14.77
    241,111
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    Representative Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a 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 Representatives The Most?

    To earn a high income as a representative, working for Oracle or Google might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Bloomberg and Lockheed Martin report highly competitive wages for representatives.
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    Average Representative Salary by Demographic

    Representative Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $32,996
    female-income
    Female Income
    $31,867
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$32,996
    Female$31,867
    Median Representative Income by Race
    Asian representatives have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american representatives have the lowest average salary at $31,499.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$32,479
    Black or African American$31,499
    Asian$33,875
    Hispanic or Latino$32,181
    Average Representative Salary by Education Level
    Representatives with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $44,637 annually. With a Bachelors degree, representatives earn a median annual income of $40,003 compared to $33,773 for representatives with an Associate degree.
    $45,000
    $36,000
    $27,000
    $18,000
    $9,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$31,867
    Master's Degree$44,637
    Bachelor's Degree$40,003
    Some College/ Associate Degree$33,773