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Technical Sales Representative (TSR) Salary

An average Technical Sales Representative in the United States can expect to take home roughly $59K annually. In the world of Technical Sales Representatives, overall cash earnings stretch from $36K near the bottom to $106K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $25K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $9K, along with commissions approaching $40K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority (81 percent) of Technical Sales Representatives who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Technical Sales Representatives report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$35,925 - $91,903
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MEDIAN: $58,568
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$8.76 - $31.41
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,925 - $91,903  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,988  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $8,759  
Commission
$0.00 - $39,786  
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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$36,367 - $106,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 527
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.76 - $31.41  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.36  
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 - $24,988  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $39,786  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $8,759  
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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$36,367 - $106,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Engineering Design, and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 51 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. 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. Those familiar with Customer Relations also tend to 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $54K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $65K. For Technical Sales Representatives, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $77K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $79K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Technical Sales Representatives, Oklahoma City offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Technical Sales Representatives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+23 percent), Boston (+22 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Technical Sales Representatives in Cleveland report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 31 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Diego (11 percent less) and Charlotte (8 percent less).

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Experience Affects Technical Sales Representative (TSR) Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Technical Sales Representative (TSR) Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 51%

Engineering Design
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National Average
$65,000


Sales Administration
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

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