Technical Sales Manager Salary

Technical Sales Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $87K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. The final incomes of Technical Sales Managers generally vary between $61K and $141K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $31K, $17K, and $51K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Technical Sales Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$52,204 - $121,055

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National Salary Data (?
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$52,204 - $121,055  
$1,020 - $30,534  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $17,482  
$0.00 - $50,684  
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).
$60,845 - $141,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 283
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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.


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

Survey results show that Technical Sales Managers use a fair number of 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. Most people skilled in Sales Management are similarly competent in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Sales Manager

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

Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $76K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $97K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $114K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $111K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Technical Sales Manager Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Technical Sales Manager Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 6%

Technical Sales
up arrow 2%

National Average

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.


11 %
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%