Sales Representative, Industrial Product Salary (United States)

For Industrial Product Sales Representatives, yearly wages usually total $52,594 per year. Pay starts at $31,073 and can approach $86,529 per year on the higher side. The final incomes of Industrial Product Sales Representatives vary between $31,073 and $86,529; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $19,829, $12,438, and $30K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—about one-fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Most Industrial Product Sales Representatives report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Sales Representative, Industrial Product Salary (?
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$30,139 - $73,212
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MEDIAN: $48,258
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Sales Representative, Industrial Product Salary (?
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$10.11 - $20.57
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,139 - $73,212  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,829  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $12,438  
Commission
$1,226 - $30,201  
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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$31,073 - $86,529  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 535
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $20.57  
   
Overtime
$11.33 - $30.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,829  
   
Commission
$1,226 - $30,201  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $12,438  
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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$31,073 - $86,529  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Job Description for Sales Representative, Industrial Product

Industrial products sales representatives are primarily responsible for selling industrial products to either specific types of individuals (such as members of a particular profession) or companies within a defined geographic region. These sales representatives work in a variety of fields, including industrial manufacturing, industrial supply production, and industrial distribution.
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Sales Representative, Industrial Product Tasks
  • Attend special training of products or services to understand technical aspects of solutions.
  • Sell the organization's technical products to established customers or develop new prospects within assigned territory.
  • Build relationships and identify the prospect's need for the products or services.
  • Prepare and maintain records for sales leads and progress status of accounts.
  • Emphasize product features based on analyses of customers' needs, and on technical knowledge of product capabilities.

Common Career Paths for Sales Representative, Industrial Product

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Oftentimes, Industrial Product Sales Representatives' salaries rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Regional Sales Manager usually get paid an extra $31K per year.

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Popular Skills for Sales Representative, Industrial Product

Industrial Product Sales Representatives who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Sales Engineering, Field Sales, and Technical Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 14 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) also know Field Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Representative, Industrial Product

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Industrial Product Sales Representatives do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $42K to $57K. Salary comes to $62K after 10 to 20 years. Salaries grow more slowly as Industrial Product Sales Representatives approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $62K. The largest number of Industrial Product Sales Representatives have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$53,000
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With a pay rate for Industrial Product Sales Representatives that is 16 percent greater than the national average, Dallas offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Industrial Product Sales Representatives will also find cushy salaries in Pittsburgh (+16 percent) and Birmingham (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Sales Representative, Industrial Product Salaries

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$53,000

Skills That Affect Sales Representative, Industrial Product Salaries

Sales Engineering
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$53,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 20%
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