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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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Job Description InterMetro Industries (Metro), is a business unit of Emerson. For more than 80 years, InterMetro has been the world’s leading manufacturer of technology, storage and transport solutions in healthcare, food service, commercial and consumer products. Committed to understanding the needs of customers and channel partners, Metro provides complete solutions that optimize space, improve...
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...
Overview: As a Retail Sales Associate, you will be the most critical link in ensuring that our customers have a rewarding experience that will keep them coming back to Macy's time after time. You will become a part of a dynamic selling environment where your fashion sense and selling strength will make you an important part of our team. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to dem...
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...
Position Description: · Effectively utilizes company databases to update information · Partners effectively with Retail Development team as necessary; communicates and shares relevant information · Works with the Retail Development Directors in support role for communication with both prospects and current retailers via phone, fax and email · Able to work extended hours during peak periods includi...
Progressive is blazing a path at the intersection of Finance and Technology and we have an exciting new opening for Area Sales Representatives in Memphis, TN. We will consider relocation for the right candidate. The ideal candidate should have experience building relationships and have the ability to provide training on products and services. The selected candidate will be responsible for managing...
Overview: As a VP Store Manager, you will drive sales and selling with focus on My Macy's. All storewide activities related to selling/service, merchandising, sales promotion, store maintenance, expense management, shortage prevention and sales support functions are under your direction. With training, coaching and development, a team of Executives will grow following your leadership. Key Accounta...
Job Overview: As a Retail Associate, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Sales Associates provide outstanding customer service, meet hourly sales and Star Rewards goals on a personal and departmental basis, and demonstrate superior product knowledge to customers. To create a shopping experience that will make the customer feel welcome and comfortable. Performs oth...
Financial fulfillment … at last! If you are an independent and tenacious individual looking for a lucrative career opportunity with an industry innovator, join our sales team at Heartland Payment Systems — the sixth largest payments processor in the country. As an Outside Sales Representative, you’ll find security in Heartland's weekly compensation plan with an unheard of 12-month up-front bonus p...
Overview: The Flex schedule is designed to allow Macy's to flex up staffing during key events and peak selling times, and allows you the flexibility to maintain your current responsibilities while earning extra money and enjoying a retail discount of up to 20%. If you have a flexible availability and think that you would enjoy a fast-paced retail environment, then this may be the opportunity for y...
SELLING SALES MANAGER AND SALES PROFESSIONALS Engineered Foundation Solutions, tri-State area provider of specialty home service products, is expanding and hiring men and women with sales experience in the home improvement industry. Excellent commission rates, bonus plans and benefits available for the right person. Multiple product lines, HUGE advancement potential and as one of our Valued Sales...
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...
Financial fulfillment … at last! If you are an independent and tenacious individual looking for a lucrative career opportunity with an industry innovator, join our sales team at Heartland Payment Systems — the sixth largest payments processor in the country. As an Outside Sales Representative, you’ll find security in Heartland's weekly compensation plan with an unheard of 12-month up-front bonus p...
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The Project Specialist - Interiors (PSI) is a salary plus commission sales and design position that executes the Lowe's interior selling model. The PS-I position plays the primary, customer-facing role in designing and coordinating the development of a kitchen and/or bath project that meets the needs and expectations of the client. The PS-I will collaborate with the store's sales team, general con...
Outside Sales Representative – Technical Sales Busy Office Automation Company seeks a bright and motivated individual for Outside Sales position. This person would be one of a couple unique individuals with a desire and interest in a career marketing office automation technologies. We either save our clients money, improve their office efficiency, or both! We are a factory authorized distributor o...
Job Overview: The Draw vs. Commission Sales Associate is responsible for providing outstanding customer service, meeting hourly sales and Star Rewards goals on a personal and departmental basis, and demonstrating superior product knowledge to customers. To create a shopping experience that will make the customer feel welcome and comfortable. Perform other duties as assigned. Continue below for an...
Super Speed Wash, a rapidly growing exterior express car wash company in Middle Tennessee, is looking for a wash manager in the Gallatin/Mt. Juliet area. Managers will oversee daily operations of the wash including, but not limited to, maintenance, customer service, hiring, scheduling, and inventory. Additionally, our managers also have bottom line responsibility for the profitability of the wash...
Financial fulfillment … at last! If you are an independent and tenacious individual looking for a lucrative career opportunity with an industry innovator, join our sales team at Heartland Payment Systems — the sixth largest payments processor in the country. As an Outside Sales Representative, you’ll find security in Heartland's weekly compensation plan with an unheard of 12-month up-front bonus p...
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...
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. In 2012, FORTUNE magazine again recognized ARAMARK on its list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” ARAMARK has consistently ranked since 1998...
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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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