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Sales Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$63,000
$37,000
$63,000
$108,000
Sales specialists in the United States make an average salary of $64,045 per year or $30.79 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $37,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $108,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, and New York provide the highest sales specialist salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$86,775
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Map of Sales Specialist Salaries

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Average Salary

Average Sales Specialist Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a sales specialist is roughly $64,045 per year, which boils down to $30.79 per hour. Interestingly enough, sales specialists have the highest salaries in Boston, MA at about $86,775 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Boston, MA is $39,000. Additionally, sales specialists make more than the average salary in East Brunswick, NJ, Portland, ME, New York, NY, McLean, VA, and Philadelphia, PA. On a more broad level, sales specialist salaries are highest in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New York, West Virginia, and Washington. On the contrary, Arizona, Florida, and Oklahoma offer the lowest sales specialist salaries.

City
Average Salary
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$86,775
$87k
East Brunswick, NJ
East Brunswick, NJ
$86,741
$87k
Portland, ME
Portland, ME
$82,008
$82k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$79,343
$79k
McLean, VA
McLean, VA
$77,416
$77k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$77,297
$77k
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$77,250
$77k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$76,693
$77k
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
$75,658
$76k
Detroit, MI
Detroit, MI
$71,949
$72k

High Paying Sales Specialist Jobs

Average Sales Specialist Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a sales specialist, working for Google or Microsoft might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Adobe and Symantec report highly competitive salaries for sales specialists.

Company
Average Salary
$117,335
$117k
$113,998
$114k
$111,621
$112k
$110,507
$111k
$105,069
$105k
$103,846
$104k
$101,794
$102k
$101,091
$101k

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    Average Sales Specialist Pay By Industry

    The salary for a sales specialist can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for sales specialists tend to be found in technology, pharmaceutical, and health care companies. In fact, sales specialists can make a yearly salary of $81,913 while working for technology companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Technology
    Technology
    $81,913
    $82k
    Pharmaceutical
    Pharmaceutical
    $74,084
    $74k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $66,733
    $67k
    Finance
    Finance
    $65,469
    $65k
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    $62,007
    $62k
    Retail
    Retail
    $60,147
    $60k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $58,787
    $59k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $51,209
    $51k

    Sales Specialist Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a sales specialist 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.

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