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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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Outside Sales - Staffing We are an independently owned staffing firm with a history of long-term success and we have an opening for an Outside Sales Representative selling our staffing services. This position is for candidates with first hand knowledge of SALES and recruiting in the staffing industry: Responsibilities include: - Developing and implementing sales strategies, expanding current busin...
The Assistant Store Manager is primarily responsible for supporting the Store Manager in managing the sales, operations, asset protection, and human resources functions of the store to ensure a great customer experience and maximum profitability. FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Supervises associates engaged in sales, inventory receipt, reconciling cash receipts, or in performing services for custo...
Overview: As a Sales Professional at Bloomingdale's your primary focus is to build and maintain relationships with your clients. You are the most critical link in ensuring that our customers' experience in our store is nothing other then OUTSTANDING. You will become a part of a dynamic selling environment where your fashion sense and selling experience will make you an important part of our team....
francesca’s® is one of the fastest growing specialty retailers in the United States. Our retail locations are designed and merchandised to feel like independently owned, upscale boutiques and provide our customers with an inviting, intimate and differentiated shopping experience. We believe we offer compelling value with a diverse and uniquely balanced mix of high-quality, trend-right apparel, jew...
Our client is an established, high growth solar energy services company based in the US. We are seeking a Puerto Rico-based Business Development Manager to help our client grow their marketshare in PR. This is an established territory for our client and it is poised for tremendous growth. The BDM will conduct / prospect for new business opportunities as well as manage the existing accounts and ong...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Sales Executive - Work from Home - ERP Solutions Boston, MA Full-Time $100,000 - $120,000 Apply Apply Sales Executive - Work from Home - ERP Solutions Boston, MA Full-Time $100,000 - $120,000 Apply Job Details We are a dynamic organization on our way to owning the market looking for a Sales leader who doesn't...
A salesperson’s dream! It is our mission to maintain a world class sales and training organization. Superior Lamp has successfully assisted hundreds of people that entered the business with no industry experience. Working for the Nation’s leader, you will enjoy these advantages: Earn $40,000-$65,000 your first year )paid weekly) No Nights, weekends or holidays Advancement opportunities Industry le...
Are you looking to get introduced to the fast-paced world of sales? SThree is a world-leading executive recruitment consultancy seeking talented and ambitious people to join our team as fall semester interns. We are an organically grown staffing company with market expertise under four main brands - Huxley Associates (banking/finance), Computer Futures (IT), Real Staffing (Pharma) and Progressive...
Sales, Entry Level Management, and Marketing positions available!!!! Earn a great income while getting your career in sales and marketing started! We are currently accepting applications for a sales role to work as part of our team. Sales representatives will receive training in direct sales and marketing to ensure they have all the skills and knowledge that they require to be successful in this h...
Company Confidential Chicago, IL, 60609
Director of Operations – Retail Stores This role is responsible to meet or exceed district Retail net sales, to train store managers and staffs to drive commercial success and excel in customer service and to ensure proper execution of established policies, procedures, initiatives and directives. Must have previous multi-unit retail management experience. Key Responsibilities: 1. To ensure stores’...
Sales Support Representative LKQ-Keystone Automotive Industries, the leading national distributor of automotive collision replacement parts, has a great opportunity for a Sales Support Delivery rep in our Colchester, VT facility. Responsibilities include service and delivery to existing accounts, building strong customer relationships and collections. Successful candidates should have good communi...
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...
Selective Staffing Solutions Selective Staffing Solutions is a talent acquisition firm located in Williamsville, NY. We specialize in uniting top local talent with the companies who need them to drive their business’ forward. We work across all industries with small to large sized businesses in the WNY area. Position: TemporaryTelephone Sales Consultant Location: Downtown Buffalo Responsibilities:...
General Summary: Maintain and manage specific territory by meeting and exceeding sales, gross profit and unit goals. Provide service and technical support to customers on a regular and ongoing basis. Duties and Responsibilities Originate phone calls, respond to incoming calls and provide technical information with regards to chromatography related products and services Ensure that assigned territo...
Summary& Scope: Lead United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) regional strategies and activities primarily, but not exclusively, in Hamilton County. Responsible for achieving annual fundraising goal, growth in fundraising and engagement of Hamilton County residents, identifying community service needs in Hamilton County, and aligning UWCI resources to help address where those needs align with UWCI's p...
About the company Michael Page is one of the world's leading recruitment firms, specializing in the placement of candidates with clients around the world. The firm has over 5,500 employees in 36 countries and operates as a boutique to its local market. Job description Are you a seasoned recruiter or sales professional? Or, are you currently working in tax, audit, finance, financial services, or ac...
The primary objective of this position is to assist in the development and implementation of Marketing & e-Business initiatives for the Hertz Equipment Rental Division. Specific responsibilities of this position include: Support key business initiatives (Industrial Plant Services, Pump & Power and Entertainment Services) with collateral material (flyers, brochures, etc.), for trade shows and promo...
The primary objective of this position is to assist in the development and implementation of Marketing & e-Business initiatives for the Hertz Equipment Rental Division. Specific responsibilities of this position include: Support key business initiatives (Industrial Plant Services, Pump & Power and Entertainment Services) with collateral material (flyers, brochures, etc.), for trade shows and promo...
External Summary of Primary Responsibilities: - Function independently with a high degree of sales proficiency. - Develop superior product and disease state knowledge and effectively educate and engage healthcare professionals in dialogue about clinical evidence, approved indications, and product efficacy/safety profiles to support on-label prescribing for appropriate patients. - Drive sales perfo...
Regardless of college major or professional experience, nearly 100% of our full-time employees start out in our Sales Management Training Program. This allows everyone to learn our business from the ground up and understand how they play a significant role in seeing it succeed. Once you've completed your initial orientation and training, you'll be assigned to a branch office in your home area and...
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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)
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