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Sales Representative Average Salary in Ireland 2020

How much money does a Sales Representative make in Ireland?


Average Yearly Salary
24,700 EUR
( 2,060 EUR monthly)

LOW
11,400
EUR
AVERAGE
24,700
EUR
HIGH
39,300
EUR

A person working as a Sales Representative in Ireland typically earns around 24,700 EUR per year. Salaries range from 11,400 EUR (lowest) to 39,300 EUR (highest).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Sales Representative salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Sales Representative Salary Distribution in Ireland

Median and salary distribution yearly Ireland Sales Representative
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Sales Representative salaries in Ireland range from 11,400 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 39,300 EUR per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 26,700 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Sales Representative(s) are earning less than 26,700 EUR while the other half are earning more than 26,700 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Sales Representative(s) are earning less than 17,100 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 17,100 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Sales Representative(s) are earning less than 35,600 EUR while 25% are earning more than 35,600 EUR.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Sales Representative Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Sales Representative salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Sales Representative with less than two years of experience makes approximately 12,900 EUR per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 17,200 EUR per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 25,500 EUR per year, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Sales Representative(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 31,000 EUR per year, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 33,800 EUR per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 36,600 EUR per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Sales Representative average salary change by experience in Ireland

0 - 2 Years
12,900 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
17,200 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
25,500 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
31,000 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
33,800 EUR
20+ Years+8%
36,600 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Sales Representative Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Sales Representative(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level yearly Ireland Sales Representative
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Sales Representative salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Sales Representative is 14,700 EUR per year.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 23,100 EUR per year, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 38,700 EUR per year, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Sales Representative average salary difference by education level in Ireland

High School
14,700 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+57%
23,100 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+68%
38,700 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Sales Representative Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Sales Representative employees in Ireland earn 6% less than their female counterparts on average.

Male
24,000 EUR
Female+6%
25,400 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ireland for all Careers

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Sales Representative Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ireland

How much are annual salary increments in Ireland for Sales Representative(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Sales Representative

Sales Representative(s) in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Ireland / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Ireland is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
5%
Energy
1%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
2%
Travel
7%
Construction
3%
Education
8%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ireland for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Sales Representative Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ireland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ireland Sales Representative
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A Sales Representative is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

17% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 83% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
83%
No Bonus
17%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Sales Representative Average Hourly Wage in Ireland


12 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 12 EUR. This means that the average Sales Representative in Ireland earns approximately 12 EUR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Sales Representative VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Sales Representative and Sales Retail and Wholesale yearly Ireland
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The average salary for Sales Representative is 41% less than that of Sales Retail and Wholesale. Also, Sales Retail and Wholesale salaries are 9% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Account Officer23,800 EUR-4%
Area Sales Manager63,000 EUR+160%
Assistant Department Manager32,800 EUR+33%
Assistant Retail Store Manager37,200 EUR+51%
Branch Manager51,100 EUR+110%
Cashier15,400 EUR-38%
Cashier Manager33,900 EUR+37%
Depot Manager46,800 EUR+89%
Deputy Sales Manager43,100 EUR+75%
Distribution Director53,700 EUR+120%
Global Wholesale Manager87,200 EUR+250%
Head Cashier30,900 EUR+25%
Head of Retail57,000 EUR+130%
Head Teller31,000 EUR+26%
Inside Sales Executive43,400 EUR+76%
Inside Sales Representative26,100 EUR+6%
Inventory Manager42,900 EUR+74%
Key Account Manager48,400 EUR+96%
Medical Device Sales37,000 EUR+50%
National Customer Solution Specialist51,500 EUR+110%
Parts Salesperson25,000 EUR+1%
Project Development Manager51,800 EUR+110%
Project Manager53,200 EUR+120%
Purchasing and Sales Executive71,000 EUR+190%
Quotation Engineer25,200 EUR+2%
Relationship Manager56,500 EUR+130%
Retail Operations Manager46,800 EUR+89%
Retail Sales Associate37,000 EUR+50%
Retail Store Manager51,900 EUR+110%
Revenue Manager47,600 EUR+93%
Sales Account Manager56,600 EUR+130%
Sales Admin Executive63,900 EUR+160%
Sales Assistant19,900 EUR-19%
Sales Associate24,800 EUR+0%
Sales Consultant38,800 EUR+57%
Sales Coordinator27,100 EUR+10%
Sales Development Representative33,500 EUR+36%
Sales Engineer28,900 EUR+17%
Sales Executive50,300 EUR+100%
Sales Manager72,200 EUR+190%
Sales Officer26,700 EUR+8%
Sales Planning Analyst43,400 EUR+76%
Sales Representative24,700 EUR+0%
Sales Specialist37,700 EUR+53%
Sales Support19,800 EUR-20%
Sales Team Leader41,900 EUR+70%
Sales Trainer47,600 EUR+93%
Securities Sales Agent43,900 EUR+78%
Shipper / Receiver18,700 EUR-24%
Shop Manager44,000 EUR+78%
Store Development Administrator33,900 EUR+37%
Trade Marketing Officer43,900 EUR+78%
Treasury Officer40,300 EUR+63%
Vice President Sales64,100 EUR+160%
Visual Merchandiser22,600 EUR-8%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork28,000 EUR
Dublin27,200 EUR
Galway24,700 EUR
Limerick25,600 EUR
Waterford22,200 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
37,600 EUR
Public Sector+5%
39,300 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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