Technical Sales Manager Salary

Technical Sales Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and nearly three in five have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $86K annually, but may range from $61K to $136K per year. Overall compensation packages to Technical Sales Managers range from $61K on the low end to $136K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $26K and profit sharing that approaches $18K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $50K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$51,653 - $120,978

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National Salary 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.
$51,653 - $120,978  
$998 - $25,939  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $17,551  
$0.00 - $49,665  
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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).
$60,534 - $135,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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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

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Technical Sales Managers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Windows Operating System General Use, Technical Sales, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design. 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.

For Technical Sales Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $75K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $93K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $111K. Technical Sales Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Technical Sales Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Technical Sales Manager Salaries

Sales Management
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Technical Sales

National Average

Microsoft Office
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Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 12%