Technical Sales Support Specialists in the United States take home an average $57K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $16K, respectively — total cash payment to Technical Sales Support Specialists can bottom out near $33K or peak near $99K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Male Technical Sales Support Specialists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Technical Sales Support Specialists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,189 - $97,136
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MEDIAN: $57,494
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$10.06 - $33.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,189 - $97,136  
   
Bonus
$151.01 - $12,341  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $15,659  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,304  
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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$33,206 - $99,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $33.25  
   
Overtime
$27.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$151.01 - $12,341  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,304  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $15,659  
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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$33,206 - $99,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Job Description for Technical Sales Support Specialist

Technical sales support specialists are often the first points of contact with new clients. They are expected to answer all questions or concerns a client may have while working to increase the client's loyalty to the product or brand. Individuals in this position should be able to follow the entire customer experience from first contact to follow-up; improving upon product presentation and attractiveness to the customer is also important.

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Technical Sales Support Specialist Tasks

  • Prepare and perform technical support of sales presentations.
  • Develop relationships with customers.
  • Assist customers with technical product support.
  • Support sales with technical difficulties.

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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Sales Support Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $61K. Technical Sales Support Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $75K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $69K by contrast.

Technical Sales Support Specialist Advice

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Technical Sales Support Specialist in Woodland Hills:
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Be sure to establish honest and reliable relationships with customers. Never lie about delivery. Add a sense of humor to build personal relationships. Send Holiday cards yearly. Dress a little better than the average. Prepare ahead of time for trade shows.

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Experience Affects Technical Sales Support Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Technical Sales Support Specialist Salaries


National Average
$57,000

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Technical Services
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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