Technical Sales Manager Salary

Technical Sales Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $82K annually on average but can range from $49K to $135K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Technical Sales Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Technical Sales Managers (85 percent) survey respondents are men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,359 - $121,151
$48K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,467
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Salary
$48,359 - $121,151  
   
Bonus
$2,461 - $25,532  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$49,067 - $134,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 144

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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

  • 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.
  • Manage new business development sales process from proposal to close.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Technical Sales Manager


Survey results show that Technical Sales Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Windows Operating System General Use, Technical Sales, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know Sales Management also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Sales Manager

Pay by Experience for a Technical Sales Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Sales Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Sales Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Technical Sales Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 66 salaries. A Technical Sales Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,970

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Technical Sales Managers, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 58 percent above the national average. Technical Sales Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+28 percent) and Houston (+20 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Los Angeles.

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Key Stats for Technical Sales Manager

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Technical Sales Manager Salaries

▲25%

▲18%

▲5%

National Average
$90,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Technical Sales Manager Salaries


Windows Operating System General Use
▲11%


National Average
$90,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 9%