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Manufacturer's Representative Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $64K, just under a third of overall earnings for Manufacturer's Representatives arrives through commissions. Overall cash earnings for Manufacturer's Representatives stretch from $37K on the lower end to $121K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $29K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. For the most part, Manufacturer's Representatives enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although close to one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly one-half get dental coverage, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,479 - $99,200
MEDIAN: $59,552

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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.
$35,479 - $99,200  
$0.00 - $28,782  
Profit Sharing
$977 - $11,635  
$1,007 - $69,531  
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).
$36,614 - $121,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121

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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $48K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $55K. Manufacturer's Representatives with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $75K. Manufacturer's Representatives who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $94K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


20 %
80 %

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: 72% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 26%