Sales administrators


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Sales administrators provide support to the process of selling equipment, materials and other products or services.


There are no minimum academic requirements, although entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades or equivalent qualifications. Training is normally provided on-the-job. NVQs/SVQs in Administration are available at Levels 1 and 2.

Typical tasks

  • provides information to customers on products and prices;
  • fields telephone enquiries from prospective customers on behalf of the sales team;
  • prepares sales invoices and maintains records and accounts of sales activity;
  • handles customer complaints or forwards them to relevant member of sales team;
  • carries out general clerical duties.

Common job titles

Administrator, contracts, sales
Administrator, support, sales
Clerk, order, sales
Coordinator, sales and marketing
Assistant, marketing
Assistant, operations
Clerk, office, sales
Administrator, marketing
Administrator, sales
Assistant, commercial
Clerk, sales
Clerk, administration, sales
Administrator, retail
Assistant, trading, eBay
Coordinator, sales
Assistant, administration, sales
Administrator, order, sales
Administrator, office, sales

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.