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The median annual salary for a sales representative was $54,230 in 2012, according to the BLS. The best-paid 10 percent made roughly $112,650, while the lowest-paid earned approximately $27,340. The field’s most highly compensated professionals usually work for companies specializing in footwear manufacturing, computer systems design and computer equipment manufacturing. Top-paying metropolitan areas for this occupation include the Massachusetts cities of Framingham, New Bedford, Boston and Leominster.

Job Salary Year
2004 $54,610.00
2006 $58,590.00
2008 $61,460.00
2010 $62,720.00
2012 $64,300.00

Average Sales Representative Pay vs. All Business Jobs

With an average salary of $64,300, sales representatives generally earn more than other business jobs, including insurance agents ($63,400) and real estate sales agents ($51,930). Sales representatives could further boost their income by becoming sales managers, who earned an average of $119,980 in 2012.

Job Name Salary
Sales Manager $105,260.00
Sales Representative $54,230.00
Insurance Agent $48,150.00
Real Estate Agent $39,140.00
Receptionist $25,990.00

Best Paying Cities for Sales Representatives

The highest paid in the sales representative profession work in the metropolitan areas of Framingham, Mass., New Bedford, Mass., and Boston. The Leominster, Mass. area also pays well, as does the city of Nassau, N.Y.

Framingham, Mass.

Average Salary: $90,830 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a sales representative working in Framingham, Mass. is $90,830, which is $36,600 more than the average pay in the profession.

New Bedford, Mass.

Average Salary: $88,720 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a sales representative working in New Bedford, Mass. is $88,720, which is $34,490 more than the average pay in the profession.

Boston

Average Salary: $87,790 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a sales representative working in Boston is $87,790, which is $33,560 more than the average pay in the profession.

Leominster, Mass.

Average Salary: $86,710 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a sales representative working in Leominster, Mass. is $86,710, which is $32,480 more than the average pay in the profession.

Nassau, N.Y.

Average Salary: $85,760 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a sales representative working in Nassau, N.Y. is $85,760, which is $31,530 more than the average pay in the profession.

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