How Much Do Telemarketers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries


Telemarketers solicit donations or orders for goods or services over the telephone.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$30930 per year
Hourly wage
$15 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$19,820 to $22,960 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$10 to $11 per hour

Entry-level Telemarketers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $19,820 to $22,960 per year or $10 to $11 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Telemarketers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $22 $45,820
Senior (Top 25%) $17 $35,270
Middle (Mid 50%) $13 $27,920
Junior (Bottom 25%) $11 $22,960
No experience (Bottom 10%) $10 $19,820

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WA $20 $42,420
MA $19 $38,490
CT $18 $38,180
MS $18 $38,080
MN $18 $37,910
OR $18 $37,540
CO $18 $37,400
NH $18 $37,050
NJ $18 $36,630
NY $17 $35,620

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Telemarketer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Telemarketers are in the states of WA, MA, CT, MS and MN.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores $47760 $22.96
Natural Gas Distribution $47580 $22.88
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $46460 $22.34
Software Publishers $43360 $20.85
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $42900 $20.63
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $42430 $20.40
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services $42220 $20.30
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $42200 $20.29
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers $40440 $19.44
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $40410 $19.43
Other Information Services $40220 $19.34
Insurance Carriers $40060 $19.26
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $39620 $19.05
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance $39580 $19.03
Social Advocacy Organizations $39300 $18.89
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $39290 $18.89
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $39250 $18.87
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $38420 $18.47
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $36640 $17.62
Other Personal Services $36350 $17.47
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities $35600 $17.12
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers $35030 $16.84
Health and Personal Care Stores $34990 $16.82
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $34920 $16.79
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities $34750 $16.71
Telecommunications $34550 $16.61
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $34170 $16.43
Office Administrative Services $34140 $16.41
Nondepository Credit Intermediation $34060 $16.38
Residential Building Construction $33540 $16.13

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