Updated February 9, 2022
Average Telemarketer Salary
14.53 hourly
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$30,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$21,000 yearly
$21,000
10 %
$30,000
Median
$41,000
90 %
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What is a Telemarketer's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$41,000$3,417$20
75th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17
Average$30,226$2,519$15
25th Percentile$25,000$2,083$12
10th Percentile$21,000$1,750$10

Average Telemarketer Salary By State

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Telemarketer average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$27,525$13.23
Alaska$29,580$14.221
Arizona$35,268$16.9624
Arkansas$25,252$12.14
California$35,442$17.0422
Colorado$34,370$16.5210
Connecticut$33,597$16.154
Delaware$25,945$12.47
District of Columbia$24,896$11.97
Florida$25,965$12.4817
Georgia$23,896$11.4913
Hawaii$23,683$11.39
Idaho$39,201$18.853
Illinois$34,649$16.663
Indiana$24,906$11.971
Iowa$36,505$17.5517
Kansas$27,445$13.194
Kentucky$31,716$15.254
Louisiana$18,557$8.92
Maine$35,515$17.07
Maryland$32,185$15.47
Massachusetts$33,260$15.993
Michigan$33,636$16.17
Minnesota$35,841$17.231
Mississippi$18,630$8.96
Missouri$19,531$9.393
Montana$24,580$11.821
Nebraska$21,024$10.112
Nevada$32,914$15.822
New Hampshire$36,474$17.541
New Jersey$34,950$16.803
New Mexico$30,342$14.591
New York$37,582$18.077
North Carolina$31,929$15.3512
North Dakota$34,639$16.65
Ohio$36,516$17.5610
Oklahoma$26,437$12.713
Oregon$39,590$19.03
Pennsylvania$32,776$15.767
Rhode Island$26,281$12.64
South Carolina$17,796$8.563
South Dakota$22,370$10.751
Tennessee$26,280$12.635
Texas$26,681$12.8317
Utah$34,956$16.815
Vermont$33,116$15.92
Virginia$34,301$16.49
Washington$37,214$17.896
West Virginia$34,965$16.81
Wisconsin$37,276$17.922
Wyoming$43,173$20.76

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Highest Paying Cities For Telemarketer

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CityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
New York, NY$37,665$18.11
Seattle, WA$37,349$17.96
Milwaukee, WI$37,208$17.89
Fresno, CA$36,516$17.56
West New York, NJ$35,074$16.86
Detroit, MI$33,682$16.19

How much does a Telemarketer make?

The average Telemarketer salary is $30,226 per year, or $14.53 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 $41,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Wyoming, Oregon, Idaho, New York, and Wisconsin provide the highest Telemarketer salaries.

Average Telemarketer Salary Over Time

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    Telemarketer Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$30,200$14.53+5.8%
    2021$28,500$13.68+4.0%
    2020$27,300$13.14+3.1%
    2019$26,500$12.73+0.7%
    2018$26,300$12.65+3.2%

    How Much Do Telemarketers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a Telemarketer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Telemarketers tend to be found in Manufacturing, Finance, and Retail companies. In fact, Telemarketers can make a yearly salary of $34,270 while working for Manufacturing companies.

    Highest Paying Industries For Telemarketers

    RankIndustryAverage Telemarketer SalaryTelemarketer Salary Range
    1Manufacturing
    $34,270
    $21k
    $41k
    2Finance
    $32,088
    $21k
    $41k
    3Retail
    $31,493
    $21k
    $41k
    4Technology
    $31,424
    $21k
    $41k
    5Media
    $30,805
    $21k
    $41k
    6Hospitality
    $30,600
    $21k
    $41k
    7Telecommunication
    $30,187
    $21k
    $41k
    8Professional
    $25,801
    $21k
    $41k

    High Paying Telemarketer Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Telemarketer Salary
    The primary job of telephone sales representatives is to sell products and services to prospective customers through telephone. They typically answer phone calls and answer inquiries from customers. Their duties and responsibilities include updating database and backup data regularly, completing forms and recording logs, and following organizational standards in order to maintain quality and exceptional customer service. Qualifications required for this role may include previous work experience in sales or a related field, customer service skills, and strong attention to detail.
    Appointment Setter

    Avg. salary: $31,502

    An appointment setter supports the sales operations of an organization. Appointment setters call potential clients and set an appointment for them to speak with a salesperson. They use their telemarketing skills to connect leads to the company's staff. Most of their time is spent on the telephone and computer to assist customers with questions and make appointments. They should be useful in managing their responsibilities to reach their goals every workday. Therefore, they need to have strong communication and management skills.
    Telephone Sales Representative

    Avg. salary: $27,598

    The primary job of telephone sales representatives is to sell products and services to prospective customers through telephone. They typically answer phone calls and answer inquiries from customers. Their duties and responsibilities include updating database and backup data regularly, completing forms and recording logs, and following organizational standards in order to maintain quality and exceptional customer service. Qualifications required for this role may include previous work experience in sales or a related field, customer service skills, and strong attention to detail.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Appointment Setter$31,502$2,625$15.1510,393
    Telephone Sales Representative$27,599$2,300$13.27196,045
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    Which Companies Pay Telemarketers The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a Telemarketer, being employed by a company such as Spectrum or Detroit Institute of Arts would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like auto. And Randstad North America also report highly competitive salaries for Telemarketers.

    And if you're looking for a job, here are the five top employers hiring now:

    1. Sears Holdings Jobs (95)
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    3. Farmers Insurance Group Jobs (159)
    4. InfoCision Jobs (502)
    5. State Farm Jobs (215)

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    Recently Added Telemarketer Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    SpectrumTelemarketer PH)Rochester, MN01/27/2022$65,014
    SpectrumTelemarketerSyracuse, NY01/21/2022$64,493
    ThrivasTelemarketerCoral Springs, FL12/10/2021$31,305
    ThrivasTelemarketerCoral Springs, FL12/10/2021$31,305
    TechnologyadviceTelemarketer ContractorNashville, TN12/05/2021$33,392
    Onesource Staffing SolutionsTelemarketerMountain Top, PA10/28/2021$31,305
    ThrivasTelemarketerNew Orleans, LA10/27/2021$31,305
    SpectrumTelemarketerColonie, NY10/25/2021$58,215
    SpectrumTelemarketer PH)Grand Rapids, MI10/25/2021$53,574
    SpectrumTelemarketerCharlotte, NC09/28/2021$49,040

    Average Telemarketer Salary by Demographic

    Telemarketer Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $32,819
    female-income
    Female Income
    $30,996
    GenderIncome
    Male$32,819
    Female$30,996
    Median Telemarketer Income by Race
    White Telemarketers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Telemarketers have the lowest average salary at $30,833.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino

    Telemarketer Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$32,566
    Black or African American$30,833
    Asian$32,551
    Hispanic or Latino$31,311
    Average Telemarketer Salary by Education Level
    Telemarketers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $32,593 annually. With a Doctorate degree, Telemarketers earn a median annual income of $31,514 compared to $30,996 for Telemarketers with an Bachelors degree.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree

    Telemarketer Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$26,966
    Master's Degree$32,593
    Bachelor's Degree$30,996
    Doctorate Degree$31,514
    Some College/ Associate Degree$27,385

    Telemarketer Salaries FAQs

    What is a good starting salary for a Telemarketer?

    A good starting salary for a telemarketer is $21,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a telemarketer in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for telemarketers is $30,226, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a telemarketer can vary by state.

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