Looking at starting a professional career in Salesforce? Or are you currently working in a Salesforce environment and interested in what you could potentially earn?
Salesforce is becoming an increasingly vital tool for organisations to run their businesses from, and as this need increases, so do the salaries. I’ve ventured and researched across various different websites to gather up to date, comprehensive data around average salesforce salaries in various different fields.
1. Technical Architect – $130,000 (£83k)
At the top of the food chain we have Technical Architects. This role involves knowing the Salesforce platform, web services, various development languages and business processes inside out. There are only around 100 Salesforce certified Technical Architects in the world and for a good reason, you have to be incredibly skilled in everything Salesforce. Business Insider has ranked Salesforce Technical Architect’s as the highest paid skill you can have today, at a senior level you can look to make upwards of $200,000!
2. Salesforce Consultant – $114,000 (£73k)
Junior Starting Position – $47,000 (£30k)
Salesforce Consultants are in huge demand at the moment and for good reason. It is rare that you will come across a Salesforce Implementation that has not had some sort of interaction with a Salesforce Consultant. And with the Salesforce customer base ever expanding this number is only going to increase. In a Salesforce Consultant role you can expect to be interacting with clients on a daily basis, assessing needs, business requirements and converting these into a Salesforce solution. Consultants are also expected to have a deep understanding around Salesforce Configuration and features.
3. Salesforce Project Manager- $94,000 (£60k)
As with the increasing number of Salesforce implementations, so do the Project Manager roles to run the projects. Salesforce Project Managers are expected to have a deep understanding of the Salesforce Platform as well as Cloud Computing and its application inside a business. Strong requirements gathering skills and proof of successful project implementation is a must.
4. Salesforce Business Analyst- $90,000 (£58k)
Junior Starting Position – $55,000 (£35k)
Salesforce Business Analyst’s will sometimes be employed by a consultancy to analyse business requirements and translate these into Salesforce solutions. They can also be employed to run, manage and analyse an internal companies Salesforce implementation. Similarly, Business Analysts are required to have a strong understanding of the Salesforce platform and what can and can’t be achieved with standard functionality.
5. Salesforce Developer – $87,000 (£56k)
Junior Starting Position – $47,000 (£30)
Salesforce Developers will work Internally with medium to large implementations of Salesforce but also with Consultancy’s. Salesforce Developers will primarily be tasked with using Apex Code and Visualforce to extend Salesforce standard functionality. Developers will also use Java and other programming languages to interact with Salesforce. Developers are also required to have a good understanding of Salesforce features and when it is appropriate to use code.
6. Salesforce Administrator – $64,000 (£41k)
Junior Starting Position – $40,000 (£25k)
Salesforce Administrators run the show and are the go to people inside businesses. Administrators are expected to have a deep understanding of the configuration side of Salesforce, it is also helpful for an administrator to know when it is appropriate to go to a developer for feature extensions. Day to day tasks involve setting up users, administration and training. Project work will also feature heavily in an Administrator role.
Average Salesforce salaries were researched and averages across Indeed, Payscale and ItJobWatch. From my findings USA and UK Salaries were pretty similar with an obvious weighting in London/San Francisco areas.