A big portion of take-home pay for Salespeople with Technical Sales skills — approximately one-third, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $47K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — close to a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Salespeople with Technical Sales skills. The vast majority of Salespeople with Technical Sales skills (86 percent) who took the survey are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,729 - $87,185
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$87K
MEDIAN: $49,764
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$7.60 - $17.57
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$23,729 - $87,185  
   
Bonus
$102.56 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$4,600  
Commission
$0.00 - $59,033  
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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$20,596 - $92,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$7.60 - $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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$102.56 - $19,727  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $59,033  
Profit Sharing
$4,600  
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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$20,596 - $92,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Salespeople with Technical Sales skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $73K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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