Sales Specialist with Technical Sales Skills Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Sales Specialists with Technical Sales skills. The median take-home amount in this area is around $48K, and on average, a little less than half of that final number comes from commissions. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $29K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Sales Specialists with Technical Sales skills can bottom out near $30K or peak near $123K depending on individual performance. While tenure and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Most Sales Specialists with Technical Sales skills survey respondents are men (71 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,531 - $113,267
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MEDIAN: $60,564
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$12.69 - $19.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,531 - $113,267  
   
Bonus
$506 - $29,087  
Profit Sharing
$75.50 - $5,068  
Commission
$0.00 - $79,822  
Total Pay (?
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$29,711 - $122,599  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $19.59  
   
Overtime
$17.30 - $30.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$506 - $29,087  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $79,822  
Profit Sharing
$75.50 - $5,068  
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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$29,711 - $122,599  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Sales Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 70 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Sales Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 61 salaries. A Sales Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 27 salaries.

Key Stats for Sales Specialist

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Sales Specialist Salaries

▲53%

Late-Career
▲23%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 12%
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