Technical Sales Representative (TSR) Salary (United States)

A typical Technical Sales Representative in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $65,191 per year. Compensation generally starts at $36,618 and does not exceed $105,784 per year. The range in cash compensation to Technical Sales Representatives (largely between $36,618 and $105,784) includes potential earnings of $20K from bonuses, $9,826 from profit sharing, and commissions of $39,893 in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. There are far more male Technical Sales Representatives than women, making up 82 percent of those in this profession. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Technical Sales Representative (TSR) Salary (?
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$35,712 - $90,736
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MEDIAN: $58,191
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Technical Sales Representative (TSR) Salary (?
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$8.93 - $31.90
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,712 - $90,736  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,482  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $9,826  
Commission
$0.00 - $39,893  
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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$36,618 - $105,784  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 489
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $31.90  
   
Overtime
$4.31 - $51.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,482  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $39,893  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $9,826  
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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$36,618 - $105,784  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Job Description for Technical Sales Representative (TSR)

A technical sales representative works as a liason between a company's regional sales manager/acquisition manager and clients. The technical sales representative assists the regional sales manager in generating market development plans, which means the representative must be familiar with the products the company currently offers and the client's opinions of those products.
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Technical Sales Representative (TSR) Tasks
  • Provide technical support to clients, emphasizing long-term relationships.
  • Sell products to new and existing clients, targeting outreach and marketing and providing quotes on demand.
  • Liaise between producers, vendors, clients, market, and organization to produce and sell quality products.
  • Conduct market research and identify target individuals and organizations.

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Popular Skills for Technical Sales Representative (TSR)

Survey results imply that Technical Sales Representatives put a diverse skill set to use. Engineering Design and Technical Sales are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 4 percent respectively. Those listing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Sales Administration and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Customer Relations also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Sales Representative (TSR)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Technical Sales Representatives with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $55K, increasing to $66K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $78K after 10 to 20 years. Salaries grow more slowly as Technical Sales Representatives approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $79K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about one in five. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$65,000
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Technical Sales Representatives will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, and Chicago are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Technical Sales Representatives earning around 23 percent, 17 percent, 10 percent, and 5 percent more than average. One of the biggest compensable factors for Technical Sales Representatives is geography, with workers in Cleveland earning a whopping 34 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Diego (-11 percent) and Seattle (-7 percent).

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Experience Affects Technical Sales Representative (TSR) Salaries

National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Technical Sales Representative (TSR) Salaries

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$65,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 10%
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