• Entry Level Salary


  • National Median Pay


  • Real Go-Getters Make


  • Source: Emsi, 2022


  • Provide welding consumable and equipment solutions or recommendations to clients
  • Prepare and submit bid packages including proposal and any other required documents
  • Train and mentor essential personnel on welding machines, products, and welding consumables
  • Troubleshoot welding related issues and apply effective solutions

Education & Training

Education and training that can lead to a successful career may include:

Minimum Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Advanced Education

Associate degree in welding, metals fabrication, engineering technology, etc.

Recommended Education

Certificate in welding, metals fabrication, business and sales, etc.

Preferred Education

Bachelor’s degree in welding, material science, welding engineering, etc.

Advanced Training

Apprenticeship program

Recommended Training

Related welding or sales work experience

Recommended Certification

AWS Certified welder, AWS Certified Welding Sales Representative

Essential Skills

  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Capable of demonstrating the use of welding equipment and supplies
  • Practice appropriate sales ethics, determine customer needs, and provide customer support

Work Environment

Many technical sales representatives work in a mix of environments both inside and outside of the office that may include manufacturing facilities, testing labs, and active constructions sites. Frequent travel may be required.

The heat map below showcases the total number of job postings for Technical Sales in the last twelve months by state. As shown, the darker the color of the state, the higher the concentration of job postings. The heat map is intended to provide insight into areas where Technical Sales careers are currently in demand.

Career Spotlight:

When Jake Ross retired from the military, he wanted a career that would allow him to gain new skills and offer opportunities for advancement. After becoming a welder and learning about robotics, he worked his way up to become a sales manager. View the video below to find out more about a career in technical sales:

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Top Industries



Motorsports, Aerospace, Railroad, Maritime


Automotive, Agricultural, Military & Defense, etc.


Training & Education, Engineering, Distribution and Sales

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