Technical Sales Support Specialist Salary

The average Technical Sales Support Specialist in the United States earns approximately $53K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $19K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Technical Sales Support Specialists can bottom out near $33K or peak near $92K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Technical Sales Support Specialists survey respondents are men (73 percent). The majority of Technical Sales Support Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,211 - $88,217
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$88K
MEDIAN: $52,505
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$10.50 - $24.50
(Median)
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$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,211 - $88,217  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,153  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $8,344  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,590  
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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$33,388 - $92,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 220
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $24.50  
   
Overtime
$11.26 - $36.77  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,153  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,590  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $8,344  
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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$33,388 - $92,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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.


For many Technical Sales Support Specialists, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $46K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $57K. On average, Technical Sales Support Specialists make $65K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $73K.

Technical Sales Support Specialist Advice

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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

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%
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