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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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ENTRY LEVEL / Hospitality / Retail - Training Provided (No Nights or Weekends) Modern Business Concepts, Inc. is hiring for Entry Level Management Trainees for full time employment. We will cross train in all areas of Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, Account Management, and Campaign Management. Success isn’t something that just happens - success is learned, success is practiced and then it is sh...
Start building your career and future now! About Mac Tools Mac Tools was founded in 1938 in Sabina, OH. Today, Mac Tools is an international business with Distributors and Franchisees in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan and is part of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., a brand synonymous with quality and impeccable customer service. Today, Mac Tools has a product line in excess of 42,000 ite...
Overview: Macy's is currently seeking dynamic, self-motivated individuals who have a passion for make-up and skin care to work in one of our most vibrant and exciting departments. As a Macy's Cosmetic Beauty Advisor, you will assist customers with make-up and skin care selections through personal, one-on-one interaction and the sharing of your cosmetic knowledge and expertise. Follow up after the...
Start building your career and future now! About Mac Tools Mac Tools was founded in 1938 in Sabina, OH. Today, Mac Tools is an international business with Distributors and Franchisees in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan and is part of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., a brand synonymous with quality and impeccable customer service. Today, Mac Tools has a product line in excess of 42,000 ite...
Start building your career and future now! About Mac Tools Mac Tools was founded in 1938 in Sabina, OH. Today, Mac Tools is an international business with Distributors and Franchisees in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan and is part of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., a brand synonymous with quality and impeccable customer service. Today, Mac Tools has a product line in excess of 42,000 ite...
RESPONSIBILITIES: This position requires high energy level with a focus toward customers and a strong desire to succeed. Good organizational skills, attention to detail, excellent communications skills and ability to persuade and close sales required. Must be able to handle a variety of situations encountered during sales process and work with minimal supervision. Responsibilities include but are...
About Paramount Marketing Group Paramount Marketing Group (PMG) is the premier southeast regional sales organization in food services brokers. PMG brings regional strength and local focus found in no other food services sales agency. PMG has 15 offices in 11 southeastern states and over 170 dedicated food services sales and customer service professionals. Our culture is team oriented with a passio...
Community Sales and Leasing Liaison: We believe in our Employees First and get great results because of great people. We continually strive to create a workplace that challenges and encourages our employees to step outside their comfort zones and promotes creativity and participation. We pursue the greatest possible impact in every interaction, every minute of every day. Our foundation is made up...
Why take any job, when you can opt for a career with Combined Insurance? As a leading provider of supplemental insurance, Combined Insurance can help offer consumers peace of mind when they need it most. We are currently looking for highly motivated team players to join our management team as a Territory Manager. The Territory Manager (TM) is responsible for leading, developing, building and manag...
Why take any job, when you can opt for a career with Combined Insurance? As a leading provider of supplemental insurance, Combined Insurance can help offer consumers peace of mind when they need it most. We are currently looking for highly motivated team players to join our management team as a Territory Manager. The Territory Manager (TM) is responsible for leading, developing, building and manag...
Why take any job, when you can opt for a career with Combined Insurance? As a leading provider of supplemental insurance, Combined Insurance can help offer consumers peace of mind when they need it most. We are currently looking for highly motivated team players to join our management team as a Territory Manager. The Territory Manager (TM) is responsible for leading, developing, building and manag...
Why take any job, when you can opt for a career with Combined Insurance? As a leading provider of supplemental insurance, Combined Insurance can help offer consumers peace of mind when they need it most. We are currently looking for highly motivated team players to join our management team as a Territory Manager. The Territory Manager (TM) is responsible for leading, developing, building and manag...
Why take any job, when you can opt for a career with Combined Insurance? As a leading provider of supplemental insurance, Combined Insurance can help offer consumers peace of mind when they need it most. We are currently looking for highly motivated team players to join our management team as a Territory Manager. The Territory Manager (TM) is responsible for leading, developing, building and manag...
Why take any job, when you can opt for a career with Combined Insurance? As a leading provider of supplemental insurance, Combined Insurance can help offer consumers peace of mind when they need it most. We are currently looking for highly motivated team players to join our management team as a Territory Manager. The Territory Manager (TM) is responsible for leading, developing, building and manag...
Why take any job, when you can opt for a career with Combined Insurance? As a leading provider of supplemental insurance, Combined Insurance can help offer consumers peace of mind when they need it most. We are currently looking for highly motivated team players to join our management team as a Territory Manager. The Territory Manager (TM) is responsible for leading, developing, building and manag...
Why take any job, when you can opt for a career with Combined Insurance? As a leading provider of supplemental insurance, Combined Insurance can help offer consumers peace of mind when they need it most. We are currently looking for highly motivated team players to join our management team as a Territory Manager. The Territory Manager (TM) is responsible for leading, developing, building and manag...
Why take any job, when you can opt for a career with Combined Insurance? As a leading provider of supplemental insurance, Combined Insurance can help offer consumers peace of mind when they need it most. We are currently looking for highly motivated team players to join our management team as a Territory Manager. The Territory Manager (TM) is responsible for leading, developing, building and manag...
Why take any job, when you can opt for a career with Combined Insurance? As a leading provider of supplemental insurance, Combined Insurance can help offer consumers peace of mind when they need it most. We are currently looking for highly motivated team players to join our management team as a Territory Manager. The Territory Manager (TM) is responsible for leading, developing, building and manag...
Why take any job, when you can opt for a career with Combined Insurance? As a leading provider of supplemental insurance, Combined Insurance can help offer consumers peace of mind when they need it most. We are currently looking for highly motivated team players to join our management team as a Territory Manager. The Territory Manager (TM) is responsible for leading, developing, building and manag...
Why take any job, when you can opt for a career with Combined Insurance? As a leading provider of supplemental insurance, Combined Insurance can help offer consumers peace of mind when they need it most. We are currently looking for highly motivated team players to join our management team as a Territory Manager. The Territory Manager (TM) is responsible for leading, developing, building and manag...
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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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