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Technical Sales Manager Salary

Technical Sales Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up close to three-fifths of Technical Sales Managers. Pay fluctuates from $63K to $136K per year, but expected earnings average $86K per year. Overall cash earnings for Technical Sales Managers stretch from $63K on the lower end to $136K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $26K from bonuses and $18K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$55,371 - $121,083
MEDIAN: $86,438

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$55,371 - $121,083  
$979 - $25,817  
Profit Sharing
$1,192 - $18,168  
$0.00 - $46,541  
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).
$63,115 - $135,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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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 takers who work as Technical Sales Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Technical Sales, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Engineering Design. Those familiar with Sales Management also tend to know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Sales Manager

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

Technical Sales Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $77K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $93K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $110K on average. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $117K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Technical Sales Manager Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Technical Sales Manager Salaries

Sales Management
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Technical Sales

Microsoft Office

Windows Operating System General Use

National Average

Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.


9 %
91 %

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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 12%