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Manufacturer's Representative Salary

Manufacturer's Representatives in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little over a half of Manufacturer's Representatives. Salaries average out to around $57K annually and spread from $34K to $117K per year. The range in cash compensation to Manufacturer's Representatives (largely between $34K and $117K) includes potential earnings of $29K from bonuses, $12K from profit sharing, and commissions of $60K in exceptional cases. The majority of Manufacturer's Representatives claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and one-half have dental insurance. Most Manufacturer's Representatives survey respondents are men (78 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,466 - $97,341
MEDIAN: $56,856

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$33,466 - $97,341  
$0.00 - $28,693  
Profit Sharing
$975 - $11,745  
$900 - $60,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$34,402 - $117,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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Job Description for Manufacturer's Representative

Manufacturer's representatives are responsible for communicating and responding to the inquiries of existing and prospective customers on behalf of their company. They are in charge of interacting with clients and solving client issues. Two of their main responsibilities are to portray a professional attitude and provide excellent service. Depending on specific projects, they are also in charge of generating sales and increasing brand loyalty. They share key product and customer information with coworkers to reach all company goals in a timely manner. They work well in a team setting but can also perform efficiently on their own. These individuals are organized and pay close attention to detail. They report their progress to the manufacturer's supervisor in their department. They also participate in business meetings to suggest changes to field strategies, as well as make recommendations based on their observations and customer feedback. They can also research market trends and modify behaviors to improve product recognition. Manufacturer's representatives use their excellent multitasking skills to work in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines. They also order new product displays and work hard to improve company awareness. Among their other duties are distributing company or product information and escalating client issues as needed.


Manufacturer's Representative Tasks

  • Meet with customers to discuss sales and future business relationships, bringing products and samples to sell.
  • Network to discover new customers using business conferences, Internet research, and professional listings.
  • Discuss and fulfill business contracts, negotiating cost, transportation, and any warranties.
  • Act as point-of-contact for wholesale selling between manufacturers and businesses.
  • Maintain contact with customers to guarantee satisfaction, identify potential issues, show updated or new products, and renew documentation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturer's Representative

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Manufacturer's Representatives generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $47K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $55K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Manufacturer's Representatives make a median salary of $67K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $91K.

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Experience Affects Manufacturer's Representative Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


22 %
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 29%