Technical Sales Representative
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
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.
There were 734 Technical Sales Representative job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 19111 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 2012:
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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $74,144.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $73,265.
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 $61,580.
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.
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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||36%|
|3 to 5 years||44%|
|6 to 8 years||11%|
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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (45%)
- Presentation Skills (29%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (27%)
- Building Effective Relationships (27%)
- Problem Solving (18%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Sales (98%)
- Technical Sales (78%)
- Customer Service (25%)
- Sales Goals (22%)
- Sales Calls (19%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Request for Proposal (RFP) (18%)
- Telecommunications (18%)
- Customer Contact (15%)
- Negotiation Skills (12%)
- Business Development (12%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Sales Support (6%)
- Wireless Sales (6%)
- Articulating Value Propositions (6%)
- Complex Sales (5%)
- Sales Prospecting (5%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Technical Sales Representative skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Wireless Sales Representative
- Sales Executive Mobility
- Sales Executive Fiber
- Sales Representative
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.
Here are the employers that have posted the most Technical Sales Representative jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- AT&T (880)
- Microsoft Corporation (486)
- Danaher Corporation (360)
- Siemens (332)
- T Mobile Usa Incorporated (272)
- Microsoft Corporation (39)
- Cisco Systems Incorporated (29)
- AT&T (28)
- IBM (19)
- Honeywell (14)
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!