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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...
Account Manager - Small Business I have a permanent job for Account Manager - Small Businessin - - Kansas - Overland Park - Overland Park. If interested pl send me your resume with location, Immigration status, Expected Salary. Thanks Debdas Patnaik 248 795 0378 ***** Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation – No Bonus Eligible - No Overti...
Sears Home Improvement Products and Services, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is one of America's largest home improvement companies for siding and windows installation with operations in 45 states. Our products include siding, custom manufactured and installed windows, custom home entry doors, kitchen remodeling, custom cabinet refacing and Heating V...
Company: Siemens Industry, Inc. Division: IC - BT - Building Automation Location: FL - Tampa Req ID: 138399 Position Title: Account Executive - Building Automation Service Sales - Tampa, FL Experience Level: Mid Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience Travel Required: No Company Description: The Siemens Industry Sector is one of America’s leading suppliers of i...
Become part of a winning team at Maplefields Maplefields, a leading Vermont based Convenience Store operator, is seeking a mature, professional individual to manage it's store in Bristol, VT. This person should have a proven management ability and past exposure to a retail environment is helpful. If you have proven experience, can lead a motivated team and are looking for rewarding career with o...
A Sales Coordinator with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for providing clerical/administrative support to Directors and Sales/Catering Managers in coordinating and distributing information relating to sales and service in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Embassy Suite...
A Hilton Hawaiian Village Bilingual Japanese/English Guest Ambassador with Hilton Grand Vacations is responsible for greeting guests, providing customer service and general guest information, and directing guest to marketing desk locations in both English and Japanese. What will I be doing? As a Hilton Hawaiian Village Bilingual Japanese/English Guest Ambassador, you will be responsible for gree...
WATCH YOUR CUSTOMERS GROW ALONG WITH YOUR CAREER Show them we mean business Small to medium-sized business owners are hungry for tech-based solutions that give them an edge—exactly what you’ll offer as a Business Account Executive for Comcast Business Services. Our integrated suite of Internet, phone, Ethernet and TV products and services is tailor-made for up-and-coming businesses in every ty...
HELP PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON RESULTS "Nimble, Adaptable, Entrepreneurial” Describes you – AND your Clients. Whether they’re a local business or a national presence, Clients need to reach their audiences in a more targeted, compelling and strategic fashion than the traditional mass market commercial. Comcast Spotlight, the leading ad-creation business in the industry, has the solutions they...
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the W...
Position Summary: At the direction of the Store Manager, oversees all functional areas of the store. Dependent on the management staffing of the store, the ASM may have a primary (but not sole) focus on either the operations or merchandising functions. Manages the execution of company initiatives and ensures compliance with company standards. Provides direction and support to store personnel rega...
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: "TMUS") is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile US operates its flagship...
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: "TMUS") is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile US operates its flagship...
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: "TMUS") is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile US operates its flagship...
As the only global provider of commercial solutions, Quintiles understands what it takes to deliver nationally and internationally. Our teams help biopharma get their medicines to the people who need them. We help customers gain insight and access to their markets and ultimately demonstrate their product’s value to payers, physicians and patients. A significant part of our business is acting as th...
Store General Manager **MUST BE WILLING TO RELOCATE** WA, ID, MT, OR, CO, WY TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, OH, is a leading travel plaza in 43 states including Canada, operating under the TA & Petro Stopping Centers brands. With 250 full service locations off interstate exits, TA & Petro offers customers diesel/gas fueling services, 500 restaurants, a ...

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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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