TelemarketerSample Job Descriptions, Salaries, and Interview Questions

A telemarketer is in charge of the telephone marketing for your company. These marketers must be able to sell either a product or service over the phone, which means they must have an excellent sales and marketing background, as well as fantastic communication skills and the ability to build networks and potentially scout for clients. Telemarketers will usually either work in large scale corporate environments or with businesses that have a primary focus on telemarketing. A telemarketer is not required to have any specific training or certifications but usually must show either proof of sales record or some similar proof of previous success in order to be considered for a position at a successful business.

Businesses that hire telemarketers should consider what products and services to task their telemarketers with in order to best scale their business profits. Because of the nature of telemarketing, this position can work at either a desk job or fully remotely.

Sample job description

Average salary and compensation

The average salary for a telemarketer is $33,000 per year in the United States. Total compensation often includes bonuses or commissions. Salaries will vary based on position-specific job requirements, market, industry, and company size.

LocationSalary LowSalary High
Phoenix, Arizona$32,800$44,400
Los Angeles, California$37,050$50,100
Denver, Colorado$30,850$41,800
Washington, DC$37,600$50,850
Miami, Florida$30,700$41,550
Orlando, Florida$28,350$38,350
Tampa, Florida$28,600$38,700
Atlanta, Georgia$30,000$40,600
Chicago, Illinois$34,500$46,700
Boston, Massachusetts$37,300$50,400
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota$29,750$40,250
New York City, New York$39,250$53,150
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$32,000$43,250
Dallas, Texas$31,150$42,100
Houston, Texas$30,850$41,700
Seattle, Washington$35,900$58,600
National Average$28,050$37,950

Sample interview questions

  • Can you tell us about your sales experience?
  • What made you get into sales?
  • How do you handle rejection?
  • How comfortable are making cold calls?
  • What are your goals here at [Company Name]?
  • Can you pitch me on this pen?
  • In your opinion, what skills would you say are most important for this job?
  • Are you familiar with any sales lingo? If so, what do you know?
  • How would you handle an angry customer yelling at you?
  • We believe planning your day can lead to more success. Can you tell us about your daily morning routine when you arrive at the office?
  • Can you tell us about one of your most difficult calls and how you were able to resolve the situation?
  • Do you have any certifications applicable to sales?

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