Career Profile

Technical Sales Rep., Wholesale & Manufacturing

Education Bachelor's degree
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $90,300
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Wholesale and Manufacturing Technical Sales Reps. sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required.

General Information

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of postsecondary education.

Training Funds Available

This is a Rural Capital Area Target Occupation.
Training and education opportunities are available with eligible providers throughout the state.

Technical Sales Rep., Wholesale & Manufacturing

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area

230

Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 230 openings per year are projected for Technical Sales Rep., Wholesale & Manufacturing.

+15.7%

Employment Change

Employment for Technical Sales Rep., Wholesale & Manufacturing is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 15.7% between 2022 and 2027.

$43.40

Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $43.40/hour. Entry level workers are paid $23.75, while experienced workers are paid $53.23. The median wage is significantly above average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 1,616 Technical Sales Rep., Wholesale & Manufacturing in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 1,871.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Technical Sales Rep., Wholesale & Manufacturing are Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers, Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing, and Computer Systems Design and Related Services.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Technical Sales Rep., Wholesale & Manufacturing include Customer and Personal Service, Sales and Marketing, and English Language.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Technical Sales Rep., Wholesale & Manufacturing is Bachelor's. 58% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET