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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 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...
City: Edmonds State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98026 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisiti...
City: Fort Lauderdale State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 33315 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acqu...
City: Jacksonville State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 32254 Merchants Metals, a division of Oldcastle, is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fence systems in the nation with 39 distribution locations, 5 manufacturing facilities and over 600 employees. Merchants Metals has been the contractor’s and architect’s source of quality fencing and accessories for over 50 years. Our comple...
City: Cincinnati State: Ohio Postal/Zip Code: 45202 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions...
City: Glenolden State: Pennsylvania Postal/Zip Code: 19036 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acqui...
City: San Antonio State: Texas Postal/Zip Code: 78214 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete product...
Join a winning team with HI-LINE! **America's Mobile Industrial Hardware Store** WE ARE SEEKING A HIGH ENERGY, SELF-MOTIVATED INDIVIDUAL TO DRIVE GROWTH & MAINTAIN EXISTING INDUSTRIAL MRO ACCOUNTS IN OUR LONG ISLAND, NY TERRITORY The ideal candidate will possess a true entrepreneurial spirit and good business sense. Although industrial sales experience is a plus, it is not necessary for conside...
Marketing Firm Seeks Entry Level Professionals KT Marketing Inc. has a very high success rate of developing SPORTS MINDED individuals into TOP PERFORMERS in a management capacity. We are seeking inexperienced professionals that would like to take their “winning mindsets" and apply them to lucrative marketing and business careers. We're looking for full-time ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVES to take on imm...
City: Mundelein State: Illinois Postal/Zip Code: 60060 Northfield is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating locati...
City: Sacramento State: California Postal/Zip Code: 94203 Sierra Building Products is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200...
INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE Fast growing wholesale generic pharmaceutical company located in Brunswick, GA in need of inside sales representatives. Experienced inside sales reps and/or pharmacy technician needed for fast paced, high earning potential positions. Pharmaceutical sales experience a plus. Salary + Commission. Must be motivated and self disciplined Clear, articulate speech with profe...
Territories for this position will cover the following counties: Ouachita, Richland, Madison, E. Carrol, W. Carrol, Morehouse, Union, Lincoln, Jackson, Caldwell, Bienville, and Claiborne MAKE AN IMPACT! JOIN OUR GROWING SALES TEAM! Our sales representatives have the best of both worlds: they work independently from a home office, set their own schedules, manage their own customer relationships a...
Join a winning team with HI-LINE, America's Mobile Industrial Hardware Store Debt Free - Established 1959 WE ARE SEEKING A HIGH ENERGY, SELF-MOTIVATED INDIVIDUAL TO DRIVE GROWTH & MAINTAIN SEVERAL EXISTING INDUSTRIAL MRO ACCOUNTS IN GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA The ideal candidate will possess a true entrepreneurial spirit and good business sense. Although industrial sales experience is a plus, i...
Full Time Ft. Lauderdale, FL This opportunity will support 6 communities in Broward County: Homewood Coconut Creek, Deer Creek, Horizon Bay Tamarac, Clare Bridge Tamarac, Willow wood and Springtree. A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 r...
Territories for this position will cover the following counties: Ketchikan, Prince of Wales, Wrangell Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau, Haines, Skagway MAKE AN IMPACT! JOIN OUR GROWING SALES TEAM IN THE JUNEAU AREA! Our sales representatives have the best of both worlds: they work independently from a home office, set their own schedules, manage their own customer relationships and target new prospects...
Job ID: 11174 Position Description: We are seeking a Sales Solutions Executive based out of Miami to respond to customer’s sharps management and pharmaceutical waste disposal needs by selling both service solutions. Responsible for growing revenue and profitability in assigned geographic area. •Call on hospitals and sell full service Sharps Management solutions and pharmaceutical waste disposal...

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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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