Technical Sales Representative (TSR) Salary (United States)

Technical Sales Representatives in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $65,191 per year. Compensation starts at $36,618 and can reach $105,784 per year. Total cash incomes of Technical Sales Representatives run from $35,712 to $90,736, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K, profit sharing that reaches $9,826, and some commissions of nearly $39,893. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. Technical Sales Representatives are largely men, dominating the profession at 82 percent. The majority of Technical Sales Representatives claim high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 489
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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)

Technical Sales Representatives report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. Those educated in Customer Relations tend to be well-versed in 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. New salaries start at $55K and reach $66K in five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $78K. After two decades on the job, Technical Sales Representatives see salary growth dwindle, averaging $79K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 24 percent 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 19 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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$65,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Technical Sales Representatives, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 34 percent above the national average. Technical Sales Representatives will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+23 percent), Houston (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cleveland, which sits 34 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Seattle (-11 percent and -7 percent, 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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Customer Relations
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$65,000
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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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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