Salary for Telemarketers

Also known as:  Inbound Telemarketer, Outbound Telemarketer, Telemarketer, Telemarketing Sales Representative, Telephone Solicitor, Telesales Representative, Telesales Specialist

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Telemarketers place calls to businesses and home to either sell a product, gather information, raise money for a charity, set appointments and to ask for donations. Automated dialers are usually used to call pre-selected numbers from a list. Telemarketers can work in an office, a call center or from home, most often on a part-time basis. Many times a telemarketing position is commissioned pay only, though this is not true with all positions. There are many industries dependent on telemarketers to provide them with success. A pleasant phone voice and good customer service skills are among the skills needed to work as a telemarketer.

A Telemarketer can earn average salaries in a range of $19,820 and $45,820 based on level of experience. usually receive a salary of thirty thousand nine hundred and thirty dollars per annum.

are paid most highly in Washington, where they receive salary pay of just about $42,420. These professionals receive the best pay in Utilities, where they can receive wages of $47,580.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 31.67 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Telemarketers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$47,580
Information
$37,740
Wholesale Trade
$37,140
Finance and Insurance
$36,080
Transportation and Warehousing
$35,650
Manufacturing
$35,560

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$28,540
Accommodation and Food Services
$29,980
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$30,440
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$30,680
Retail Trade
$31,140
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$31,460