For Manufacturer's Representatives, annual average wages total $61K per year. Although between a fifth and a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly one-half get dental coverage, too. Most Manufacturer's Representatives survey respondents are men (76 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,369 - $102,496
$37K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $61,115
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$37,369 - $102,496  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $25,373  
Profit Sharing
$11,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $176,169  
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).
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$34,595 - $112,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.04  
   
Overtime
$53.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$496.65 - $25,373  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $176,169  
Profit Sharing
$11,000  
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).
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$34,595 - $112,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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.

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Manufacturer's Representative Tasks

  • 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.
  • Discuss and fulfill business contracts, negotiating cost, transportation, and any warranties.
  • 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.

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $57K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $53K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Manufacturer's Representatives make a median salary of $75K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $77K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Key Stats for Manufacturer's Representative

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Manufacturer's Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Manufacturer's Representative Salaries

Field Sales
up arrow 24%

Sales Management
up arrow 7%

National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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