Sales technician - Salary and Career
Sales and Product Promotion Specialists

Sales technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They plan specialized sales and product demonstration activities. They carry out their work through visits to customers, where they present and demonstrate their products, clarify doubts and follow up on after-sales. They contact internal areas of the company, suggest sales and product promotion policies and participate in events.

How much does an Sales technician earn

A Sales technician earns between $1.177 and $9.596 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.179 and a median salary of $1.894 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 24.969 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Sales technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.179 38.151 795 15
1º Quartile 1.177 14.126 294 6
Median Salary 1.894 22.723 473 9
3º Quartile 7.318 87.817 1.830 35
Higher Salary 9.596 115.148 2.399 45

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in administrative sciences
      • middle level technicians in business operations
        • sales and product promotion specialists

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Main workplaces

Sales and Product Promotion Specialists they work in retail and wholesale companies, and/or in industries and/or services, as employees or providing services for them, as self-employed. The work is carried out in person or remotely, individually, without supervision, in closed environments, with constant displacements in traffic and at irregular hours. They can work under pressure from sales targets, which can cause stress.

What does it take to work in the field of Sales and Product Promotion Specialists

For the exercise of these occupations, specialized knowledge of the area of activity, high school education, accompanied by courses and training of up to two hundred hours is required. In the case of the propagandist of pharmaceutical products, due to market demand trends, higher education in areas such as health or business is desirable.

Functions and activities of Sales technician

Sales and Product Promotion Specialists must:

  • concrete sales;
  • participate in events;
  • disclose products and services;
  • follow up after sales customers and/or visit;
  • finish sales;
  • follow up after-sales customers and/or visit;
  • follow up after-sales customers and/or visit;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • disseminate products and services;
  • plan visits and contacts;
  • contact internal areas of the company;
  • follow up after sales customers and/or visit;
  • monitor after sales customers and/or visit;
  • follow customer after-sales and/or visit;
  • follow customers after sales and/or visit;
  • suggest sales policies;

  • Activities

    • participate in sales technique training;
    • check customer reviews;
    • demonstrate product features and benefits;
    • guide customer and reseller in display distribution;
    • control customer satisfaction survey questionnaire;
    • clarify technical product data to the customer;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • prepare reports and statistics;
    • demonstrate persuasiveness;
    • define marketing strategy;
    • work as a team;
    • renew contracts;
    • forecast sales;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • charge delinquent customers;
    • check product delivery time;
    • demonstrate time management skills;
    • communicate changes to products and/or services to customers;
    • implement service contracts;
    • submit proposal to client;
    • demonstrate a sense of organization;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • send direct mail to customers;
    • identify customer needs;
    • request product exchange;
    • give feedback on suggestions to the customer;
    • participate in related fairs;
    • transmit sales order to central office;
    • search competitors' actions;
    • demonstrate resilience;
    • disclose scientific events;
    • work under pressure;
    • check for delinquent customers;
    • participate in improvement courses;
    • report visits;
    • demonstrate verbal communication skills;
    • perform customer surveys;
    • prepare new customer registration;
    • deliver products sold;
    • prioritize orders and/or actions for special customers;
    • request publicity material;
    • transmit sales order to head office;
    • organize work material;
    • research competitors' actions;
    • consult technical publications;
    • define negotiation autonomy;
    • participate in new product launch;
    • schedule appointment;
    • display products in locations defined by the company;
    • demonstrate confidence;
    • clarify technical data of the product to the customer;
    • change customer contracts;
    • contact clients;
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • integrate new employees;
    • demonstrate ethical sense;
    • demonstrate time management ability;
    • clarify order questions;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • provide samples;
    • take product orders;
    • check customer reviews;
    • train new employees;
    • transmit sales order to main office;
    • discriminate types of products;
    • define market share;
    • intermediate scientific support for clients;
    • display price lists;
    • plan work sequence;
    • calculate product cost;
    • request consumables;
    • sort customers by billing;
    • clarify scientific product data;
    • receive product payment;
    • receive referrals from future clients;
    • establish product delivery times;
    • update customer record;
    • participate in lectures related to the area;
    • meet product sales quotas;
    • suggest new consumer markets;
    • visit the company's industrial area;
    • invite customers for an extraordinary meeting;
    • sort customers by lead;
    • coordinate technical advice to the customer;
    • report sales results to the superior;
    • invite customers to launch products;
    • communicate the transactions carried out;
    • analyze potential customers;
    • explain the purpose of the visit;
    • give feedback to the customer;
    • report product irregularities;
    • receive referrals from future customers;
    • discuss strategies with superior;
    • disclose promotional actions to employees;
    • check for irregularities in the delivery of products;
    • receive product payment;
    • make visit itinerary;
    • manage funds;
    • communicate transactions made;
    • organize scientific events;
    • fulfill customer request;
    • interview new candidates;
    • invite customers to visit company;
    • complete contract;
    • issue sales receipt;
    • generate demand for products;
    • get pre-sales information;
    • demonstrate time management ability;
    • explain payment methods;
    • send gifts to the customer;
    • deliver gifts to the customer;
    • visit after-sales customer;
    • check the delivery time of the products;
    • request technical assistance;
    • make decisions;
    • forward customer for registration;
    • verify customer registration form;
    • make visits itinerary;
    • visit after-sales customers;
    • forward customer documentation;
    • participate in meetings;
    • demonstrate attentive listening skills (knowing how to listen);
    • implement marketing strategies;
    • control sales made;
    • discriminate types of services;
    • clarify doubts about the contract;
    • filter information to improve services;
    • advise salespeople on the sale;
    • suggest improvements to the promotional and commercial process;
    • assist in choosing products;

    Sectors that hire Sales technician the most in the job market

    • call services activities
    • temporary labor lease
    • sporting goods retail trade
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • wholesale of agricultural pesticides, fertilizers, fertilizers and soil correctives
    • retail trade of new parts and accessories for motor vehicles
    • wholesale of beer, draft and soft drinks
    • wholesale of medicines and drugs for human use
    • wholesale of instruments and materials for medical, surgical, hospital and laboratory use
    • development and licensing of customizable computer programs

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