Want to know how much you could make working in the sales industry? Or what the average salary ranges for different jobs are?

There are a wide range of jobs in sales, and pay varies significantly based on job title.

Below, we have presented data we collected from the Simply Sales Jobs website, based on the salaries being offered for the relevant job adverts posted from 2017-18 and how the figures compare to the data collected in 2016-17.  

 

 

Category % Difference Salary 2017-18 Salary 2016-17
All 1.76% £36,521.44 £35,889.16
Sales Director 3.68% £69,259.95 £66,798.51
Government Sales 17.51% £48,571.43 £41,333.33
Telecom Sales 15.16% £48,454.55 £42,075.84
Software Sales -8.47% £46,935.81 £51,281.41
Banking Sales 12.70% £46,602.56 £41,351.35
Utility Sales 4.39% £45,646.07 £43,725.97
Sales Manager 1.70% £45,233.75 £44,476.24
IT Sales -2.95% £44,816.85 £46,180.43
Public Sector 13.67% £43,140.24 £37,951.39
Technical Sales 2.79% £42,209.30 £41,062.79
Financial Sales 3.23% £41,854.24 £40,545.83
Packaging Sales -0.75% £41,679.10 £41,994.38
Professional Sales 3.07% £41,364.60 £40,130.60
Construction Sales 0.44% £40,626.57 £40,448.92
Manufacturing Sales 4.27% £40,195.90 £38,551.20
Direct Sales -7.85% £40,108.91 £43,524.81
Building Services -1.97% £39,892.24 £40,693.83
Internet Sales -18.20% £39,396.55 £48,164.89
Oil and Gas Sales 2.58% £38,833.33 £37,857.14
Beauty Sales 27.71% £38,796.30 £30,377.36
Scientific Sales 13.27% £38,557.69 £34,041.67
Industrial Sales 2.85% £38,325.05 £37,262.47
Cosmetic Sales 18.45% £38,250.00 £32,291.67
Engineering Sales 2.19% £37,867.80 £37,055.83
Area Sales Manager -3.88% £37,744.42 £39,269.80
Charity Sales 25.38% £37,720.59 £30,085.23
Catering Sales 13.23% £37,542.74 £33,154.76
FMCG 1.25% £37,186.15 £36,727.71
Medical Sales -0.82% £36,672.73 £36,977.17
Office Equipment Sales 3.33% £36,605.50 £35,427.35
Travel Sales 16.18% £36,384.89 £31,317.37
Freight Sales -4.80% £36,315.79 £38,147.06
Account Manager -0.73% £36,220.66 £36,486.11
Pharmaceutical Sales -0.35% £35,950.85 £36,076.05
Electronics Sales 1.09% £35,925.93 £35,538.46
Car Sales -3.47% £35,913.15 £37,204.87
Hotel Sales 7.34% £35,579.71 £33,146.56
Business Development -0.38% £35,570.53 £35,707.87
Sales Executive 1.75% £35,386.87 £34,779.81
Estate Agency 3.09% £35,166.67 £34,114.17
Publishing Sales -5.68% £34,657.89 £36,744.19
Property Sales -4.98% £34,595.67 £36,410.26
Business Sales -1.59% £34,337.05 £34,892.46
Recruitment 9.03% £34,181.98 £31,352.30
Field Sales -1.90% £34,066.08 £34,727.49
New Media Sales -10.98% £33,852.46 £38,027.11
Promotions Sales 12.50% £33,750.00 £30,000.00
Insurance Sales -17.72% £33,445.60 £40,650.22
Sales Representative -3.38% £33,385.98 £34,554.14
Education Sales -4.66% £33,336.86 £34,964.91
Transport Sales -7.74% £33,221.48 £36,008.52
Leisure Sales -0.76% £32,560.00 £32,810.22
Agriculture Sales -14.39% £32,378.05 £37,819.77
Exhibition Sales 3.89% £32,291.67 £31,082.89
Call Centre 16.47% £31,315.33 £26,888.11
Advertising Sales -11.86% £31,287.70 £35,497.84
Sales Training 0.48% £31,167.82 £31,018.52
Media Sales -11.57% £31,037.19 £35,098.68
Conference Sales 7.35% £30,946.43 £28,826.53
Telesales 5.26% £30,467.31 £28,945.97
Retail Sales 7.58% £30,074.26 £27,954.28
Sales Assistant 10.74% £27,578.95 £24,903.15
Graduate Sales 11.18% £26,099.34 £23,474.67
Customer Service -9.04% £25,693.43 £28,245.97

 

The table above shows that on average, the category advertising the highest paying roles in 2017-18 was the Sales Director category, with an average salary of £69,259.95. In comparison to the figures recorded in 2016-17, there has been a 3.68% increase in the salary being offered for a Sales director role, increasing from £66,798.51 to £69,259.95. 

The lowest paying role was the Customer Service category. The average salary dropped by 9.04% from £28,245.97 to £25,245.97. 

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