Technical Sales Manager Salary

Technical Sales Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent around three in five of Technical Sales Managers. Salaries average out to around $87K annually and spread from $60K to $140K per year. Cash earnings for Technical Sales Managers — which occasionally include more than $30K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $60K to approximately $140K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Technical Sales Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$51,456 - $121,081
(Median)
$51K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,077
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$51,456 - $121,081  
   
Bonus
$1,472 - $29,943  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $12,307  
Commission
$0.00 - $50,000  
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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$59,635 - $140,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 286
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Job Description for Technical Sales Manager

Technical sales managers are responsible for a variety of tasks related to technical sales, including analyzing competitors, developing sales opportunities, and closing new accounts over phone, fax, and email. They are also in charge of verifying and entering account information, analyzing customers' accounts and buying history, suggesting related and new items to customers, and reporting and tracking problems. Other tasks performed by technical sales managers include recommending policy and procedure improvements and keeping track of orders, as well as building rapport with customers and providing them with technical information and explanations as needed. These managers also maintain and troubleshoot equipment, as well as oversee the work of salespeople in their department.

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Technical Sales Manager Tasks

  • Plan and implement sales programs for one or more of the company's product line.
  • Ensure activities are in accordance with the developed sales objectives.
  • Maintain contact with key markets by visiting and investigating the operations and local conditions.
  • Evaluate and provide analysis to management for new products and international market opportunities.
  • Ensure execution of the developed sales strategies, plans, and advertising or promotional programs.

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Popular Skills for Technical Sales Manager


Technical Sales Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Engineering Design, Technical Sales, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Sales Management are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Sales Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $72K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $99K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $114K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $109K.

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Experience Affects Technical Sales Manager Salaries



National Average
$100,000



Skills That Affect Technical Sales Manager Salaries



Technical Sales
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$100,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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