Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman with Technical Sales Skills Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Salespeople with Technical Sales skills comes from commissions — approximately two in five on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $47K. Total cash compensation to Salespeople with Technical Sales skills ranges from $21K on the lower end to $100K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Salespeople with Technical Sales skills (84 percent) survey respondents are men. While about one in three report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and one-half have dental, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,981 - $88,425
$24K
$50K
$88K
MEDIAN: $50,337
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90%

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$7.76 - $17.73
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$18
MEDIAN: $11.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,981 - $88,425  
   
Bonus
$98.99 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$20.43 - $19,574  
Commission
$0.00 - $62,055  
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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$21,295 - $100,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$7.76 - $17.73  
   
Overtime
$13.09 - $25.75  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$98.99 - $19,727  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $62,055  
Profit Sharing
$20.43 - $19,574  
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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$21,295 - $100,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salespeople with Technical Sales skills who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $56K. Salespeople with Technical Sales skills see a median salary of $66K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $78K.

Key Stats for Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman Salaries

Late-Career
▲65%

Experienced
▲41%

Mid-Career
▲18%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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