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Technical Sales Representative (TSR) Salary (United States)

The average Technical Sales Representative in the United States earns approximately $58K per year. Overall incomes of Technical Sales Representatives — including $20K bonuses, $10K profit sharing proceeds, and $40K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $37K and $106K. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair portion get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The vast majority (82 percent) of Technical Sales Representatives are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. 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  
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 (?
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.
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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  
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 suggest that Technical Sales Representatives put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Technical Sales, Customer Relations, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Customer Relationship Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Sales Administration and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with 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.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Technical Sales Representatives — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $54K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $66K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Technical Sales Representatives make a median salary of $78K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $79K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining just under one-fifth.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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National Average
$65,000
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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Technical Sales Representatives, 34 percent above the national average. Technical Sales Representatives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+23 percent), Houston (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Technical Sales Representatives in Cleveland make 34 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Seattle (11 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Technical Sales Representative (TSR) Salaries

National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Technical Sales Representative (TSR) Salaries

Engineering Design
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Technical Sales
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Customer Relations
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National Average
$65,000
Sales Administration
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
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%