Sales Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$32,000
$23,000
$32,000
$45,000
Sales assistants in the United States make an average salary of $32,938 per year or $15.84 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $45,000. If you like following the crowd, retail and media companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out finance, media, and technology companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, and Idaho provide the highest sales assistant salaries.
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Map of Sales Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Sales Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Sales Assistant Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Oregon, Washington and California, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for sales assistants. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are South Carolina, Texas, and Arkansas.

Average Sales Assistant Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a sales assistant, being employed by a company such as Citi or Morgan Stanley would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Entercom Communications and Wells Fargo also report highly competitive salaries for sales assistants.

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Average Sales Assistant Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, sales assistant salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that finance, media, and technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for sales assistants. For example, sales assistants make a whopping average salary of $39,810 while working for finance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $36,058 at media companies and $34,759 at technology companies. But sales assistants may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $28,515.

Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$39,810
$40k
Media
Media
$36,058
$36k
Technology
Technology
$34,759
$35k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$31,584
$32k
Retail
Retail
$30,646
$31k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$28,515
$29k

Sales Assistant Salary History

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Sales Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a sales assistant 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.

Recently Added Sales Assistant Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Robert Half
Robert Half
Sales Assistant
Sales Assistant
Sales Assistant
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham, AL
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$40,000
$40,000
07/29/2020
Sales Assistant
Sales Assistant
07/25/2020
07/25/2020
$33,392
$33,392
07/25/2020
Sales Assistant
Sales Assistant
07/25/2020
07/25/2020
$28,091
$28,091
07/25/2020
Ad06-Sales Assistant II
Ad06-Sales Assistant II
07/23/2020
07/23/2020
$139,829
$139,829
07/23/2020
Robert Half
Robert Half
Sales Assistant
Sales Assistant
Sales Assistant
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
07/15/2020
07/15/2020
$33,392
$33,392
07/15/2020
Insurance Sales Assistant
Insurance Sales Assistant
07/13/2020
07/13/2020
$31,305
$31,305
07/13/2020
Robert Half
Robert Half
Sales Assistant
Sales Assistant
Sales Assistant
Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City, OK
07/11/2020
07/11/2020
$19,827
$19,827
07/11/2020
AAA Allied Group Inc.
AAA Allied Group Inc.
Insurance Sales Assistant
Insurance Sales Assistant
Insurance Sales Assistant
07/10/2020
07/10/2020
$31,305
$31,305
07/10/2020
Trade/Sales Assistant
Trade/Sales Assistant
07/09/2020
07/09/2020
$53,532
$53,532
07/09/2020
Sales Assistant
Sales Assistant
07/09/2020
07/09/2020
$33,914
$33,914
07/09/2020