Many organizations have a sales staff to sell and market their products and services. The sales team is a key factor for success and profitability and requires the support of an administrative professional. A sales coordinator works with an organization's sales team by performing related administrative duties. The average salary of a sales coordinator can vary based on the overall responsibilities of the job. PayScale reported average salaries based on 1,263 people employed in this occupation in December 2010.
Employers require a high school diploma or GED to qualify for this occupation. Many sales coordinators reported having a bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing or communications. Because these professionals work directly with customers and sales executives, excellent communication skills are required, along with good typing and computer software skills, as well as the ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
Sales coordinators receive a yearly base salary, along with other forms of compensation depending on the employer. The average base salary ranges from $31,671 to $44,161 a year. Employers also offer bonuses, profit sharing and commissions. Average bonuses range from $512 to $2,986, and average profit sharing ranges from $503 to $2,014 a year. Because a sales coordinator plays a crucial role in the sales process, employers often pay commissions averaging from $1,999 to $9,721 a year. The total yearly pay averages from $29,261 to $42,718 a year.
Sales coordinators can increase their salary by gaining professional experience and becoming more skilled in their job. A large majority -- 63 percent -- reported having between one and four years of experience, earning an average salary ranging from $30,564 to $40,724 a year. Sales coordinators with more than 10 years of experience earn an average salary ranging from $40,110 to $57,949 a year.
The average salary can also vary based on the location of the employer. Factors such as the cost of living in a specific metropolitan area and the demand for these professionals can play a role in salary variances. The most popular city for this occupation is New York, where sales coordinators earn an average salary ranging from $35,599 to $45,801 a year. This highest salaries are reported in Scottsdale, Ariz., where these professionals earn an average salary ranging from $32,248 to $51,239 a year.
The responsibilities of a sales coordinator can be affected by an organization's size and annual sales. Those who work for organizations with less than $500,000 in annual sales earn average salaries ranging from $29,590 to $39,150 a year. Those working for organizations with more than $10 million in sales earn average salaries ranging from $36,505 to $45,871 a year.