Training Requirements for Telemarketers

Telemarketers need no formal educational credential and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Telemarketers
Percent
Less than High School 5.8
High School 29.8
Some College 36.2
Associates Degree 11.3
Bachelors Degree 13.2
Masters Degree 3.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment Outlook for Telemarketers

This represents about 237,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 7,000 less telemarketers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 43,000 more.

Typical Income for Telemarketers

Hourly Income

On average,telemarketers make $13.06 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Telemarketers $8.81 $9.80 $11.69 $14.66 $18.90
Sales and related occupations $8.72 $9.72 $12.78 $22.23 $37.65
Other sales and related workers $9.37 $11.21 $15.65 $27.95 $49.24
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, telemarketers make $27,170 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Telemarketers $18,330 $20,370 $24,300 $30,480 $39,310
Sales and related occupations $18,150 $20,210 $26,590 $46,230 $78,300
Other sales and related workers $19,490 $23,310 $32,550 $58,130 $102,430
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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