Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman with Technical Sales Skills Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Salespeople with Technical Sales skills comes from commissions — more than a third on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $47K. Cash earnings of Salespeople with Technical Sales skills can occasionally include $20K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $21K to almost $99K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Salespeople with Technical Sales skills (85 percent) who took the survey. Most Salespeople with Technical Sales skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. One-third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and around half claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,178 - $89,485
$23K
$54K
$89K
MEDIAN: $53,829
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$7.61 - $17.57
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$12
$18
MEDIAN: $11.76
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National Salary 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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$23,178 - $89,485  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$20.27 - $19,727  
Commission
$0.00 - $60,678  
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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$20,772 - $99,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$7.61 - $17.57  
   
Overtime
$17.12 - $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
$98.63 - $19,866  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $60,678  
Profit Sharing
$20.27 - $19,727  
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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$20,772 - $99,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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Pay by Experience Level for Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman

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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $53K. Salespeople with Technical Sales skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $66K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $73K.

Key Stats for Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman Salaries

Late-Career
▲55%

Experienced
▲41%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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