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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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Monster Worldwide Weston, MA, 02493
Product Manager – Media Products The Product Team at Monster Worldwide, is seeking a smart, persistent candidate to fill the role of Product Manager –Media Products. You will play a critical role in the management and development of display advertising products and services on Monster’s media properties. In addition, you will be closely involved in the business management and operations on a...
Monster Worldwide San Francisco, CA
Strategic Solutions Account Manager for Industry Leader Are you interested in working for an Industry leader with outstanding growth potential? You’ve come to the right place! We’re looking for Strategic Solutions Account Manager with a passion for sales and an understanding of organizational hiring needs. As part of the Field Sales team you will be the “face of Monster “presenting to clients in...
Monster Worldwide Weston, MA
Solution Sales National Account Manager for Industry Leader Are you interested in working for an Industry leader with outstanding growth potential? You’ve come to the right place! We’re looking for National Account Manager with a passion for sales and an understanding of organizational hiring needs. As part of the Field Sales team you will be the “face of Monster “presenting to clients in their ...
Monster Worldwide San Francisco, CA
Field Acquisition Sales Representative has primary responsibility for driving sales through recruiting and acquiring net new business. Field Acquisition sales activities will focus primarily on target customers (fortune 1000) with a low share of wallet with Monster; deeply lapsed accounts; and win back businesses. PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES · Develop and expand new business – target...
Monster Worldwide Weston, MA
Strategic Solutions Account Manager for Industry Leader Are you interested in working for an Industry leader with outstanding growth potential? You’ve come to the right place! We’re looking for Strategic Solutions Account Manager with a passion for sales and an understanding of organizational hiring needs. As part of the Field Sales team you will be the “face of Monster “presenting to clients in...
AT&T: So Much More of What You Work For Looking for an opportunity where you can put your energy and enthusiasm to work to create unlimited earning potential? Of course you are. How about a chance to learn, grow and advance with the number one wireless company in America? Even better. We're AT&T, and the only thing we enjoy more than pioneering and selling the latest devices is helping people...
Automotive Sales Experts DO YOU HAVE HIGH ENERGY, ENJOY NETWORKING AND USING YOUR NETWORK TO SUCCEED AND EXCEL YOUR CAREER? ARE YOU AN EXTROVERT AND LOVE MEETING AND TALKING TO PEOPLE? THE EARNING POTENTIAL IS UNLIMITED. NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR CAREER! THE AUTO INDUSTRY IS BOOMING AND SALES ARE SOARING! HANANIA AUTOMOTIVE GROUP IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR THOSE YOU HAVE THE PASSION, IN...
Wholesale Operations/Office Manager for Leading Fashion Company Job Label:MAG_144D145EC10-2 An exciting opportunity awaits the seasoned customer service professional looking to work with, grow, and manage a first-class customer service team! In this role, you will become an expert with the Mary Frances accessories line as you manage our customer-facing department. Your contributions will have a ...
Sales Representative – Outside Sales Company Information Anixter is a Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other components. Our high-performing team works closely with customers and the community to better understand their business challenges specify cost-saving solutions and make inform...
CHS,is looking for an Outside Sales Specialist for our Cenex branded products in theCouncil Bluffs, IAarea. You must be able to make decisions, work independently and in a team environment. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS. You will: Evaluate current customer programs and ...
CHS / Southwest Grain Co-ophas an exciting opportunity. We are looking for anAgronomy Sales Manager.You will plan and direct the sales and marketing of the organization’s Agronomy products and services offered by the cooperative to area producers through a team effort. You will: Manage the sales team and activities for a multimillion dollar Agronomy operation to include Chemical, Crop Nutrients,...
CHSis looking for anOutside Sales Specialistfor our Cenex® branded products in theDenison, Iowaarea. You must be able to make decisions, work independently and in a team environment. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS. You will: Evaluate current customer programs and develop...
Sales Representative - Inside Sales Security Specialist Company Information Anixter is a Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other components. Our high-performing team works closely with customers and the community to better understand their business challenges specify cost-saving soluti...
CHSis looking for anOutside Sales Specialistfor our Cenex® branded products in theValley City, ND area. You must be able to make decisions, work independently, and in a team environment. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS. You will: Partner with customers to achieve retail s...
CHSQuinterhas an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for aSeed Sales Manager. You will plan and direct the sales and marketing of the organization’s seed products and services offered by the cooperative to area producers through a collaborative, team effort. You will: Share responsibilities for managing the sales team and activities for a multi- million dollar...
CHSis looking for anOutside Sales Specialistfor our Cenex® branded products in theSibley, Iowaarea. You must be able to make decisions, work independently and in a team environment. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS. You will: Evaluate current customer programs and develop ...
Sales Representative – Inside Sales Anixter is a $6 billion global supplier of electrical and electronic wire, cable and support products, industrial communications and controls, and supply chain solutions. We are looking for an Inside Sales Representative focusing on the following vertical markets: - Original Equipment Manufacturers - Contract Manufacturers - Electrical Contractors (commercia...
Sales Representative – Inside Sales Company Information Anixter is a Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other components. Our high-performing team works closely with customers and the community to better understand their business challenges specify cost-saving solutions and make informe...
CHSis looking for anOutside Sales Specialistfor our Cenex® branded products in theJamestown / Edgeley, North Dakotaarea. You must be able to make decisions, work independently and in a team environment. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS. You will: Evaluate current customer ...
Hallmark Field Merchandisers are responsible for maintaining the greeting card departments in all or our wholesale and retail businesses. It’s a job that requires a lot of organization, customer service and initiative. If you’re looking for an out-of-the-cube career and want to play an important role in helping consumers feel connected to what matters most, check out our current merchandising oppo...

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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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