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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Sales Person Salary

$55,381 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$26.63 hourly

Entry level Salary
$19,000 yearly
$19,000
10 %
$55,381
Median
$155,000
90 %

How much does a Sales Person make?

Sales people make $55,381 per year on average, or $26.63 per hour, in the United States. Sales people on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $19,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $155,000.

Location impacts how much a sales person can expect to make. Sales people make the most in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

Highest Paying States For Sales People

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

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Average Salary:

Sales Person average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Connecticut$178,450$85.791,766
2New Jersey$164,592$79.133,813
3Maine$143,719$69.10643
4New York$179,334$86.225,069
5New Hampshire$142,801$68.65801
6Pennsylvania$119,141$57.285,779
7Rhode Island$149,465$71.86467
8Ohio$100,972$48.544,684
9Delaware$125,743$60.45520
10Vermont$142,249$68.39303
11West Virginia$94,424$45.40692
12Massachusetts$159,506$76.693,016
13Virginia$106,382$51.153,833
14Maryland$116,912$56.212,491
15District of Columbia$158,914$76.40305
16Michigan$102,484$49.273,006
17Kentucky$83,033$39.921,633
18North Carolina$87,747$42.194,015
19Indiana$91,287$43.892,564
20South Carolina$77,361$37.192,108
21Tennessee$77,178$37.102,621
22Wisconsin$76,565$36.812,496
23Alabama$64,711$31.112,182
24Illinois$87,518$42.084,446
25Missouri$85,066$40.902,060
26Florida$60,614$29.148,770
27Georgia$70,174$33.744,213
28Arkansas$65,249$31.371,019
29Mississippi$59,373$28.54910
30Iowa$65,181$31.341,350
31Utah$53,514$25.731,287
32Colorado$59,362$28.542,356
33Louisiana$52,179$25.091,399
34California$51,770$24.8913,244
35Kansas$62,461$30.031,030
36Oklahoma$60,622$29.151,067
37Oregon$47,237$22.711,442
38Texas$49,346$23.728,131
39Arizona$44,009$21.162,461
40Nebraska$53,702$25.82676
41Montana$32,544$15.65418
42Washington$34,838$16.752,534
43Minnesota$50,996$24.522,015
44New Mexico$49,917$24.00557
45Nevada$46,065$22.15715
46Wyoming$36,754$17.67213
47Hawaii$32,405$15.58290
48Idaho$33,511$16.11568
49Alaska$34,350$16.51216
50North Dakota$35,129$16.89269
51South Dakota$41,007$19.71283

Highest Paying Cities For Sales People

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Albany, NY$211,125$101.50
2Jackson, NJ$178,886$86.00
3Boston, MA$169,069$81.28
4Wilmington, DE$131,941$63.43
5Baltimore, MD$122,068$58.69
6Akron, OH$113,301$54.47
7Jackson, MI$102,347$49.21
8Saint Louis, MO$98,833$47.52
9Indianapolis, IN$94,778$45.57
10Chicago, IL$93,181$44.80
11Greensboro, NC$92,670$44.55
12Rock Hill, SC$84,479$40.61
13Jackson, TN$76,299$36.68
14Gainesville, GA$74,504$35.82
15Jacksonville, FL$68,508$32.94

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Albany, NY
  2. Jackson, NJ
  3. Boston, MA
  4. Wilmington, DE
  5. Baltimore, MD

Sales Person Salary Details

Sales Person Salary

What is a Sales Person's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$155,000$12,917$75
75th Percentile$95,000$7,917$46
Average$55,381$4,615$27
25th Percentile$32,000$2,667$15
10th Percentile$19,000$1,583$9

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Adviser Sales$68,983$5,749$33.16282,777
Seasonal Sales Representative$34,974$2,915$16.81418,641
Sales Representative$56,861$4,738$27.34205,456
Sales Internship$31,216$2,601$15.01341,195
Sales Expert$38,006$3,167$18.27300,730
Sales Clerk$25,383$2,115$12.20372,651

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Citi Jobs (224)
  2. Keller Williams Realty Jobs (322)
  3. Kirby Jobs (406)
  4. Best Buy Jobs (610)
  5. Menards Jobs (196)

Which Companies Pay Sales People The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Citi and Barclays are the highest paying companies for sales people.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Citi$211,552$101.7117
2Barclays$205,992$99.031
3Douglas Elliman$138,691$66.681
4UBS$124,495$59.857
5Credit Agricole CIB$118,729$57.08
6Breylan Deal-Eriksen - Windermere Real Estate$110,164$52.96
7Fidelity Investments$107,258$51.577
8IBC Bank$107,247$51.5677
9Royal Bank of Canada$106,665$51.283
10Subaru$105,700$50.827
11Tru Realty$105,138$50.553
12NextHome$101,871$48.981
13Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama$101,249$48.68
14RE/MAX$100,076$48.116
15Keller Williams Realty$99,603$47.8957
16Credit Suisse$98,962$47.58
17FactSet$96,033$46.17102
18Daimler Trucks North America$94,847$45.602
19Zander Insurance$93,995$45.192
20Mayo Clinic$86,229$41.46

Sales Person Salary Trends

Average Sales Person Salary Over Time

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

    Sales Person Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$55,400$26.63+6.8%
    2021$51,600$24.83+4.2%
    2020$49,500$23.79+4.1%
    2019$47,500$22.82+2.3%
    2018$46,400$22.30+4.0%

    Recently Added Sales Person Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Pink Palm Group, Douglas EllimanReal Estate Buyers SalespersonBoca Raton, FL06/01/2022$102,000
    Bloomingdale sSales Commission Stylist-Women's Ready To Wear, White PlainsWhite Plains, NY06/01/2022$117,916
    Advance Auto PartsSalespersonFrankfort, KY06/01/2022$22,957
    Massimo's RestaurantRestaurant Event & Catering Sales PersonFremont, CA06/01/2022$41,740
    CarhopSalesperson, Full Benefits, Paid Holidays, PTO, 401K MatchKansas City, MO05/31/2022$36,523
    Sonic AutomotiveSalesperson-Cadillac of LAS VegasLas Vegas, NV05/31/2022$75,000
    CarhopSalespersonSacramento, CA05/31/2022$41,740
    South Carolina Real EstateReal Estate Buyers SalespersonRock Hill, SC05/31/2022$150,000
    Harper & Associates Realty TeamsReal Estate SalespersonNewburgh, NY05/31/2022$102,000
    Advance Auto PartsSalespersonPainesville, OH05/30/2022$25,044

    Sales Person Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Sales People the most?

    New York pays Sales People the most in the United States, with an average salary of $179,334 per year, or $86.22 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Sales Person?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Sales Person if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Connecticut you should be paid close to $178,450 per year.

    What type of Sales Person gets paid the most?

    Sales And Service Associate gets paid the most. Sales And Service Associate made a median salary of $82,765. The best-paid 10 percent make $101,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $67,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Sales Person?

    A good starting salary for a sales person is $19,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a sales person in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for sales people is $55,381, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a sales person can vary by state.

    How much money does the average salesperson make?

    The average salesperson makes $59,930 a year typically. The range in how much the average salesperson can make - starts from as little as $28,000 a year to as much as $160,000 a year. Factors such as the location or the company can impact where a salesperson falls along this pay scale.

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