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Telemarketers earned a median salary of $22,330 in 2012, or $10.74 per hour, according to the BLS. The best-paid in the occupation earned $38,640 in 2012, while the lowest-paid earned $17,000. Metropolitan areas that compensate telemarketers best include Lake County, Ill., New Haven, Conn., and Barnstable Town, Mass.

Job Salary Year
2004 $23,100.00
2006 $24,750.00
2008 $26,290.00
2010 $28,230.00
2012 $25,570.00

Average Telemarketer Pay vs. All Business Jobs

With an average salary of $25,570, telemarketers earn far less than similar business jobs. For example, sales representatives earn $64,300, while customer service representatives make an average salary of $33,110. However, telemarketers have a higher average salary than cashiers, who earn $20,370.

Job Name Salary
Administrative Assistant $32,410.00
Customer Service Representative $30,580.00
Receptionist $25,990.00
Telemarketer $22,330.00
Cashier $18,970.00

Best Paying Cities for Telemarketers

The highest paid in the telemarketer profession work in the metropolitan areas of Lake County, Illinois, New Haven, Connecticut, and Barnstable Town, Massachusetts. The San Jose, California area also pays well, as does the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Lake County, Illinois

Average Salary: $44,200 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a telemarketer working in Lake County, Illinois is $44,200, which is $21,870 more than the average pay in the profession.

New Haven, Connecticut

Average Salary: $40,170 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a telemarketer working in New Haven, Connecticut is $40,170, which is $17,840 more than the average pay in the profession.

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts

Average Salary: $39,430 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a telemarketer working in Barnstable Town, Massachusetts is $39,430, which is $17,100 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Jose, California

Average Salary: $39,150 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a telemarketer working in San Jose, California is $39,150, which is $16,820 more than the average pay in the profession.

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Average Salary: $38,140 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a telemarketer working in Green Bay, Wisconsin is $38,140, which is $15,810 more than the average pay in the profession.

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