Salesforce is known to be one of the best places to work (ranking in the Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the last 13 years), and many roles in the ecosystem are highly desirable – meaning they come with good compensation. However, because the Salesforce ecosystem is so vast, it can be difficult to know if you are being paid fairly.
The Careers and Hiring Guide 2022-23 has recently been released, with 1000+ respondents giving insights into how much they are paid across many different roles and in many different locations around the globe. If you are interested in how your Salesforce salary stacks up compared to others in similar roles, then you are in the right place.
The salaries are true averages, but most respondents tend to work in larger cities where salaries are higher, which explains why some may appear inflated. The figures shown in the larger font are ‘senior’ role salary expectations, whereas the smaller font represents ‘junior’/entry level.
Salesforce Admin Salary
Salesforce Admin can often be the starting point for those working in Salesforce, and there are many ways in which people find themselves in this role. But for the first time there seems to be a decrease in the supply of Admins – possibly because experienced Admins are upskilling to new roles such as Consultant, Business Analyst, and Solution Architect.
Admins are crucial to maintaining a healthy Salesforce org, and are responsible for jobs ranging from typical configuration-based tasks, to work that requires a level of business acumen.
Salesforce Developer Salary
Salesforce Developers are constantly in demand – especially as Salesforce evolves its technologies. They carry out a core function that enables organizations to get more out of their Salesforce investment, and are vital if an org needs to be extended using programming.
Salesforce Consultant Salary
Salesforce Consultants implement and optimize Salesforce products in an effective and scalable way that is in line with their clients’ requirements.
It’s an Admin-adjacent role, and is becoming more prevalent in the ecosystem. It requires a level of emotional intelligence when gathering requirements or keeping a project on track.
Salesforce Project Manager Salary
A Salesforce Project Manager oversees end-to-end Salesforce implementation projects on a variety of Salesforce clouds and levels of complexity. Their priority is to ensure the project is successful – delivered on time, and within budget.
Project Managers wear many hats and have a wide breadth of Salesforce knowledge.
Salesforce Business Analyst Salary
This role has increased in popularity, and with the release of the Business Analyst Certification, it will inevitably continue to grow.
The Business Analyst is another Admin-adjacent role – an admin that is empowered to ask “why” on a deeper level. They have to understand and effectively communicate both the “why” and the “how” to stakeholders so that everyone’s goals are achieved.
Salesforce Solution Architect Salary
A Solution Architect is a big-picture thinker, an in-depth problem solver, and – you guessed it – they are tasked with finding solutions for businesses.
Architects are some of the most sought after people in the ecosystem at the moment. Though some consider Solution Architect as a way to get to Technical Architect, it is also a fruitful career path in its own right.
Salesforce Technical Architect Salary
Technical Architects solve complex and large-scale customer challenges. They are needed to get the most out of the Salesforce platform.
As mentioned above, Architects are highly sought after, and are reimbursed accordingly. However, Technical Architects are a lot more rare than Solution Architects, owing to the difficulty of the certification. This year, they comprised 15% of global demand while making up only 1% of the ecosystem.
The Salesforce ecosystem is known to compensate its trailblazers well, however, salaries are subject to location. What do you think of this year’s findings – in alignment with your expectations, or full of surprises?
A full breakdown of the salaries for these roles, and many others, can be found in the Careers and Hiring Guide: 2022-2023. For an overview of the “Talent” in the ecosystem this year, make sure you check out the Salesforce Talent Ecosystem Report ’22.