Sales Salary

The average salary for a Sales in the UK is:


Job profile for a Sales

There are a huge number of jobs in the field of 'sales' so it is hard to say exactly as it depends on the precise job title what is involved in this job on a day to day basis. However essentially all roles will focus on an element of sales: whether it is sales strategy and how to drive more sales, or actually working on the shop floor making sales, perhaps for commission, then generating revenue for a company will be first and foremost in the mind of a salesperson. Often these roles have strong performance based rewards and some even have a very basic salary but with lots of commission available for generating good numbers of sales.

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Sales Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £28,388.

The average salary in 2009 was £34,287, based on 147 respondents (a difference of 21% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £34,059, based on 183 respondents (a difference of -1% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £32,765, based on 128 respondents (a difference of -4% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £30,758, based on 64 respondents (a difference of -6% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Sales based on all salary survey responses is: £25,000

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Sales is £18.17.

Assorted Sales Salary Information

£31,000South East12-November-15
£26,000South West6-January-15
£29,000South East15-October-14
£41,000Yorkshire and North East25-February-14
£27,000North West26-January-14
£40,000South West21-August-13
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Sales salary data

Sales Salary By UK Region

£34,784South East
£28,123North West
£28,779Yorkshire and North East
£27,442South West
£21,575East of England
£23,500Northern Ireland

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Sales, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £27,255 for a worker in their 20s, £35,614 (30s), £42,155 (40s) and £42,155 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Sales is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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