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Technical Sales Representative

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Technical Sales Representative sells equipment for a company and provides specialized technical assistance for customers, including installation, training for users, maintenance and repairs. Travels within a sales district or region to meet with customers and maintain equipment.

Job Outlook

There were 179 Technical Sales Representative job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 6471 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Technical Sales Representative industry, which includes the Technical Sales Representative career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Technical Sales Representative jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $83,326.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $80,891.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Technical Sales Representative postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $66,948.

Education and Experience

Posted Technical Sales Representative jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree5.36%
Bachelor's Degree33.09%
Master's Degree2.44%
Doctoral Degree0.43%
Other23.72%

Posted Technical Sales Representative jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years63.96%
3 to 5 years31.47%
6 to 8 years2.37%
9+ years2.19%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Technical Sales Representative positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Sales (93.42%)
  • Customer Service (65.03%)
  • Retail Sales (39.11%)
  • Communication (37.41%)
  • Multilingualism (27.2%)
  • Self-Motivation (18.13%)
  • Multitasking (17.32%)
  • Management (17.2%)
  • Spanish Language (15.48%)
  • Presentations (15.21%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Technical Sales (48.21%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Wireless Sales (19.07%)
  • Cash Handling (9.82%)
  • Sales Territory Management (6.4%)
  • Sales Strategy (4.42%)
  • Retail Operations (7.61%)
  • Product Knowledge (7.47%)
  • Customer Relationship Management (13.59%)
  • Business Development (5.42%)
  • Cold Calling (7.19%)
  • Entertainment Technology (7.56%)
  • Selling Techniques (30.79%)
  • Sales Process (8.3%)
  • Product Demonstration (11.86%)
  • Sales Management (6.55%)
  • Inventory Management (12.15%)
  • Marketing (23.8%)
  • Sales Presentations (1.84%)
  • Sales Prospecting (17.03%)
  • Effective Communication (7.13%)
  • Balancing (Ledger/Billing) (8.02%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Technical Sales Representative skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Wireless Retail Sales Representative
  • Wireless Sales Representative
  • Bilingual Wireless Retail Sales Associate
  • Bilingual Sales Representative
  • Characterization Engineer
  • Outside Technical Sales Representative
  • Bilingual Retail Sales Representative
  • Technical Sales Support Representative
  • Engineering Intern

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Technical Sales Representative jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Blue Link Wireless (439)
  • Mobilelink (363)
  • AT&T (332)
  • Crown Wireless (302)
  • Ecolab (245)
  • Cricket Wireless Authorized Dealer (160)
  • KEYENCE CORPORATION (114)
  • Cricket Wireless Authorized Retailer (109)
  • T-Mobile US (94)
  • Spearhead Mobility (94)

North Carolina

  • Cricket Wireless Authorized Retailer (26)
  • Mobilelink (25)
  • MarketSource (16)
  • AT&T (8)
  • T-Mobile US (5)
  • Verizon Communications (5)
  • UScellular (5)
  • KEYENCE CORPORATION (3)
  • Ecolab (3)
  • Garratt-Callahan Company (3)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!