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Sales Industry Overview


Key to the top line of most enterprises, sales is a core business function. The head of any business -- whether it’s the owner of a one-person shop or the CEO of a major corporation -- is often the salesperson-in-chief. In addition to the sales jobs in their own sales departments, many companies use related services or products -- ranging from sales automation software to swag for trade shows -- that create many more jobs in sales.

Sales Job Market


More than 340,000 people held jobs as sales managers in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); another 40,100 sales manager jobs are projected to be added by 2020. Sales engineer jobs numbered 66,400 in 2010, and the profession is expected to grow by 9,500 jobs over the decade. Millions more sales jobs are in frontline roles.

Sales employment varies widely in its complexity, but consumer-facing salespeople generally put forth a simpler pitch than their counterparts in business-to-business or commercial sales. Ever more sales careers are dependent on in-depth knowledge of sales-tracking systems; in many industries, sales reps who don’t leverage technology to boost efficiency and close more deals are an endangered species. And while technology may replace many sales assistant jobs, professionals who can make a human connection and consistently deliver new and returning buyers should find strong sales job opportunities.

Common sales job titles include sales assistant, sales associate, sales representative, inside sales representative, outside sales representative, sales agent, sales account executive, sales engineer, sales manager, sales director and vice president of sales.

Sales Salaries


Salaries in sales vary widely, depending on the particular job in sales, the product or service being sold, the sales commission structure and the sales rep’s talent for closing the deal. Sales representatives (excluding those who sell wholesale, manufacturing, scientific and technical products) earned median salaries of $50,630 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Median annual wages for sales managers were $101,640. Sales engineers, who typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in science or technology, earned median wages of $89,330.
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Sales Representative Sales Representative Company: Jan-Pro of Tampa Bay Location: Tampa, FL Company Overview Like the idea of an almost “recession proof” business? Are you a high-achiever looking to be compensated appropriately? Are you looking for a sales opportunity with a great company, solid base, commissions, incentives, top training and services that you believe in? Jan-Pro is the #1 Fastest...
Sears Home Improvement Products and Services, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is one of America's largest home improvement companies for siding and windows installation with operations in 45 states. Our products include siding, custom manufactured and installed windows, custom home entry doors, kitchen remodeling, custom cabinet refacing and Heating V...
Sears Home Improvement Products and Services, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is one of America's largest home improvement companies for siding and windows installation with operations in 45 states. Our products include siding, custom manufactured and installed windows, custom home entry doors, kitchen remodeling, custom cabinet refacing and Heating V...
-Premium Retail Service has an IMMEDIATE opening for a Retail Merchandising Representative in St. Joseph, MO and surrounding areas. Candidate will be assigned a specific Zone in which they will service various Merchants on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis depending on the assignment. This position includes but is not limited to *Merchandising *Data Collection *Display Set Ups *Occasional Reset...
Strategic Retail Solutions a National Merchandising Company has immediate openings in the areas below. These are PT flexible positions. If you are interested in any of these openings please apply with your resume. Start Date: Now End Date: Ongoing. In store time: 90 minutes Service Frequency: Bi-Monthly Hourly Pay: $11.00 Details: Stock and order product for Sunglass Racks - Need Communication wit...
Social Media 1st offers a turn-key solution for small/medium size businesses in regards to social media. We are seeking the very best sales people to sell our social media management services. Social Media 1st is a global social media sales company. We operate in the U.S. and 8 other countries and are adding new countries every month. We have 5,000+ small businesses that we service in over 250 ind...
Social Media 1st offers a turn-key solution for small/medium size businesses in regards to social media. We are seeking the very best sales people to sell our social media management services. Social Media 1st is a global social media sales company. We operate in the U.S. and 8 other countries and are adding new countries every month. We have 5,000+ small businesses that we service in over 250 ind...
. Superior Group is looking for a remote Outside Sales Account Executive to develop the New England territory and expand market share as well as maintain current business. SELLING Logistics and Transportation services to manufacturing or distribution companies in New England area - MA(East of Worcester, MA), NH, RI, Southern ME. Services are import-air& ocean & customs brokerage, export-air & ocea...
Strategic Retail Solutions a National Merchandising Company has immediate openings in the areas below. These are PT flexible positions. If you are interested in any of these openings please apply with your resume. Start Date: Now End Date: Ongoing. In store time: 90 minutes Service Frequency: Bi-Monthly Hourly Pay: $11.00 Details: Stock and order product for Sunglass Racks - Need Communication wit...
Social Media 1st offers a turn-key solution for small/medium size businesses in regards to social media. We are seeking the very best sales people to sell our social media management services. Social Media 1st is a global social media sales company. We operate in the U.S. and 8 other countries and are adding new countries every month. We have 5,000+ small businesses that we service in over 250 ind...
Social Media 1st offers a turn-key solution for small/medium size businesses in regards to social media. We are seeking the very best sales people to sell our social media management services. Social Media 1st is a global social media sales company. We operate in the U.S. and 8 other countries and are adding new countries every month. We have 5,000+ small businesses that we service in over 250 ind...
Strategic Retail Solutions a National Merchandising Company has immediate openings in the areas below. These are PT flexible positions. If you are interested in any of these openings please apply with your resume. Start Date: Now End Date: Ongoing. In store time: 1 hour Service Frequency: Weekly Hourly Pay: $11.00 Details: Stock and order product for Sunglass Racks - Need Communication with Jewelr...
OPPORTUNITY isn't knocking. . . It's banging on the door!! Got the spark? The smile? Come on in! It's more than a job! More than a place to work and collect a check! It's a state of mind! Who says you can't have fun at work? Fun, excitement, and great times! They can all be yours here every day! Axis Marketing, Inc is a fast growing event marketing company in the DENVER area. We specialize in work...
Strategic Retail Solutions a National Merchandising Company has immediate openings in the areas below. These are PT flexible positions. If you are interested in any of these openings please apply with your resume ASAP. Start Date: Now End Date: Ongoing. In store time: 90 minutes Service Frequency: Weekly Hourly Pay: $11.00 Details: Stock and order product for Sunglass Racks - Need Communication wi...
IMMEDIATELY LOOKING FOR SALES REPS! Looking to hire 2-3 sales reps for a hydrotherapy bath tub company, geared towards seniors. Sales reps pay for their own gas and use their own vehicle, the company provides you with confirmed leads and a double digit commission from every tub that you sell! IF YOU NEED TO MAKE $2,000+/week FAST, then this is the job you're looking for! Please send us a resume an...
At 23 Marketing Inc,. we have found that if a person was competitive in sports and/or academics they tend to excel in our industry. These individuals tend to expect more from themselves and highly internally motivated. If this explains you apply to our entry level sales and marketing position. We are conducting immediate interviews for candidates that are driven and open to new and exciting opport...
RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE PURPOSE The purpose of this position is to greet and service customers. Enthusiastically and creatively handle customer inquiries in an efficient and high quality manner, and a variety of other functions assigned as necessary. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Answer phones Take and fill customer’s orders Check in freight Keep shelves and inventory clean and organized Op...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Retail Store Manager Nashville, TN Full-Time $50,000 - $55,000 Apply Apply Retail Store Manager Nashville, TN Full-Time $50,000 - $55,000 Apply Job Details If you have at least 3 years of experience managing a high-traffic retail store, then please continue reading! We are an internationally known, adult ente...
Supply Distribution Coordinator - Location: Houston, TX Responsible for receiving and put-away of supplies in the Main Storeroom, as well as picking and distribution of supplies to all departments....
Overview: With a role as a Counter Manager in the Macy's Cosmetics Department, you will be responsible for supervising the complete operations of a cosmetics line, including developing a team of highly productive Beauty Advisors. Additionally, you will make one-on-one connections with customers to learn their sense of beauty and style, develop your artistic side through customer consultation and m...

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Sales Career Tools

Inside Technical Sales Representative

Salaries

$29,120.00 - $96,000.00
Typical Salary for Inside Technical Sales Representative
(410 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
48.3%
Some College Coursework Completed
23.2%
Associates
9.1%
Master's
6.1%
High School
5.7%
Certification
3.8%
Vocational
3.8%
(263 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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