What does a Sales Analyst do?

A sales analyst evaluates and identifies trends in sales by analyzing industry data, from both within a company and outside. This involves collecting and examining data and using the information gathered to create coherent, intelligent reports, then presenting your reports to your team and to management.

The minimum education required by many companies is a bachelor's degree in accounting, marketing or another related field. A successful sales analyst will also be highly motivated, a self-starter and a great team player. High standards and attention to detail are a must in order to produce quality work.

  • compile and analyze data over time to forecast sales trends
  • communicate with management team regularly
  • review past sales data to determine trends in productivity
  • prepare accurate reports using data from internal and external sources
  • evaluate third-party data to determine best practices for company success
  • present actionable information and insights to team members and management
  • gather and analyze data in order to understand problems and address them proactively
  • collaborate with team members and members of other departments
  • bachelor's degree in accounting, marketing or finance
  • strong knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software
  • advanced problem-solving and analysis skills
  • superior oral and written communication skills
  • high level of organization and detail-orientation
  • strong work ethic and willingness to take initiative
  • good attitude toward teamwork as well as the ability to work independently
  • demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize
  • excellent time management
Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Sales Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$63,008 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $63K
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Sales Analyst Career Path

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Sales Analyst Insights

Read what Sales Analyst professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Love & CompanyLove & Company
Sales Advisor
Feb. 13, 2020

“The owners are great and I have always found them to be supportive and accessible.”

Baptist Health (Arkansas)Baptist Health (Arkansas)
Commissions Analyst
Jan. 23, 2020

“I am prn and get good pay but wanted to go full time and was offered $5”

Miss SelfridgeMiss Selfridge
Sales Advisor
May 31, 2020

“Lovely team to work with and I was able to transfer store location when I started University”

Sales Advisor
Feb. 20, 2021

“career progression is not equally presented to everyone (although have to admit it started to change recently)”

24 Hour Fitness24 Hour Fitness
Sales Advisor
Jul. 26, 2019

“I worked with a great team who was passionate about fitness and they motivated me each and everyday to give it my best effort.”

Justice Just for GirlsJustice Just for Girls
Sales Advisor
Jan. 24, 2021

“great and fun persons to work with”

Sales Advisor
May 3, 2021

“No cons very good work and relaxed”

Douglas AllenDouglas Allen
Sales Advisor
Oct. 9, 2021

“I have been here for 6 months now and I can honestly say Douglas Allen have the best training around!”

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