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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 Development Director (Natural Gas Sales & Business Development) Location: Thousand Oaks, CA Salary: $100k-$150k. Based on level of experience. Relocation: Yes, relocation assistance will be provided for highly qualified candidates. ____________________ I. Company Overview: Our client one of the largest producers and distributors of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the United States. Our client...
Sales Development Director (Natural Gas Sales & Business Development) Location: Los Angeles, CA Salary: $100k-$150k. Based on level of experience. Relocation: Yes, relocation assistance will be provided for highly qualified candidates. ____________________ I. Company Overview: Our client one of the largest producers and distributors of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the United States. Our client s...
Global trading company is seeking a qualified Buyer/Account Manager in the Vallejo, CA area. The Buyer/Account Manager position will be responsible for sales/marketing, research, purchasing, logistics duties. Required Qualifications: * Research & purchase industrial/construction related machine in US and worldwide * Price negotiation, purchasing and arranging Import & Export logistic * Managing in...
Major global trading firm is seeking a qualified Marketing & Sales Manager for their Detroit Branch or New York Branch. Qualifications: - Bachelors degree (Chemical / Materials Engineer is a plus) - Minimum of 5 years of experience - Knowledge and experience in global trading of Polymers, Resin, Plastics in both automotive and non-automotive industries - Able to manage North America market with st...
ZEE Medical, Inc., is currently seeking an Outside B2B Sales Representative to service customers and develop new business in the Evansville, IN market. This territory includes everything south of I64 East to West. Seeking candidates in or around Evansville or Santa Claus, IN. As an Outside Sales Representative with ZEE Medical, Inc., you’ll play an important role in our mission to keep workplaces...
Fortune 500/Major Automotive related corporation is seeking 2 Bilingual English/Japanese Language speaking Sr. Sales Reps/Account Managers for their OH & AL(Birmingham) branches Bachelor's degree required. * Seeking sales, purchasing, and/or operations background. * Experience in import/export, supply chain, manufacturing, and/or logistics highly desired. * Background in machinery, automotive, ste...
Job Summary: Prospect for small, medium and large quantity generators, and aid in the development of regional and national LTL programs from business and industrial establishments from office or customer’s place of business. Essential Functions: Identify profitable new opportunities from leads provided by Rineco telemarketing, Rineco Corporate Accounts, current customers, trade show activities, tr...
Our specialists advise families on their options with regard to funeral arrangements prior to their actual time of need. This allows you to save the family both emotional stress and money, all while building long-lasting relationships and an ever- growing, professional level income! Pre-Planning Community Service Specialist Requirements Do you have sales experience (or experience working dynamical...
Red Spot Interactive leverages its unique, innovative marketing and customer acquisition platform based on cloud technology into one transparent process to create client profit maximization. Now is the time is the time to join our entrepreneurial, team-oriented culture and leverage your consultative solutions based selling approach. We are expanding our sales team throughout the nation and are see...
Position Description: Strategic Account Manager Omron Automation and Safety is looking for an energetic and focused Strategic Account Manager in the Charlotte, NC area to drive specifications, develop long term profitable relationships and implement sales initiatives for Omron at a select list of End User customers. Responsibilities: Drive specifications at the corporate level for industrial autom...
Position Description: Strategic Account Manager Omron Automation and Safety is looking for an energetic and focused Strategic Account Manager in the Seattle, WA area to drive specifications, develop long term profitable relationships and implement sales initiatives for Omron at a select list of End User customers. Responsibilities: Drive specifications at the corporate level for industrial automat...
Position Description: Strategic Account Manager Omron Automation and Safety is looking for an energetic and focused Strategic Account Manager in the Chicago, IL area to drive specifications, develop long term profitable relationships and implement sales initiatives for Omron at a select list of End User customers. Responsibilities: Drive specifications at the corporate level for industrial automat...
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A start-up company in the social media field is looking for an individual whose leadership can significantly impact growth. The success of its leading edge product requires a high-energy individual who wants to take their career to the next level and be paid accordingly. To see if you qualify for consideration, please send me your resume....
Award Winning Software Company - Expanding Sales Team Great base salary + uncapped commissions. Essential Job Functions: The Enterprise Sales Representative will promote and sell the NEOGOV software solutions and services through outbound telephone and on-site calls to potential customers; support the efforts of the President of the company by participating fully and contributing to the team-selli...
-Responsible for executing allocation strategies for assigned departments. -Utilize tools designed to analyze sku/store performances in order implement allocations that will maximize sales and minimize inventory liabilities. -Create ad-hoc reporting as needed to drive allocation decisions. -Partner with Allocation Manager and Merchandise Planners to ensure Company/Departmental inventory strategies...
FX Electronic Trading Sales Representative - San Francisco Job Requisition Number: 39956 United States San Francisco - USA The Role: Bloomberg FX extends the offerings of the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service by providing a full suite of Foreign Exchange functionality including global FX news, data, analytics, electronic trading and position keeping. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced...
This is an excellent opportunity to become associated with a very profitable and growing organization. If you have high motivation, experience in the agriculture industry and possess a good attitude, this is a job opportunity you do not want to miss. Primary Objective: To increase agronomy department volume sales and margin growth by actively selling products and services for the benefit of the co...
Media & Online Sales Consultants - Outside Sales Account Executives Needed Resumes to ***** About the Position Join the largest Interactive Media Sales Team in the world and the fastest growing Internet Local Search Network! My client connects consumers and advertisers across multiple digital platforms – local search, SEM, on line video, and on line display ads. You can help create...
Media & Online Sales Consultants - Outside Sales Account Executives Needed Resumes to ***** About the Position Join the largest Interactive Media Sales Team in the world and the fastest growing Internet Local Search Network! My client connects consumers and advertisers across multiple digital platforms – local search, SEM, on line video, and on line display ads. You can help create...
GPS & 3D MACHINE CONTROL SALES SPECIALIST Job Description: Are you looking for an opportunity to earn a high income? Are you experienced in heavy equipment or 3D Machine Control systems sales? Then GeoShack has an excellent opportunity for you! We are searching for candidates with a minimum of three years of outside sales experience in the heavy equipment/construction industry. The position requir...
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Inside Technical Sales Representative

Salaries

$29,120.00 - $96,000.00
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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%
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