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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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Position Description: RETAIL ASSISTANT MANAGER Tractor Supply Company When it comes to retail skills and customer service, you’re the real deal! What does it take to be a great RETAIL ASSISTANT MANAGER? The ability to deliver customer service excellence, hands-on leadership skills and a genuine understanding of all the facets of a retail operation. If you possess these attributes and think of reta...
Position Description: RETAIL ASSISTANT MANAGER Tractor Supply Company When it comes to retail skills and customer service, you’re the real deal! What does it take to be a great RETAIL ASSISTANT MANAGER? The ability to deliver customer service excellence, hands-on leadership skills and a genuine understanding of all the facets of a retail operation. If you possess these attributes and think of reta...
Position Description: RETAIL ASSISTANT MANAGER Tractor Supply Company When it comes to retail skills and customer service, you’re the real deal! What does it take to be a great RETAIL ASSISTANT MANAGER? The ability to deliver customer service excellence, hands-on leadership skills and a genuine understanding of all the facets of a retail operation. If you possess these attributes and think of reta...
Position Description: RETAIL ASSISTANT MANAGER Tractor Supply Company When it comes to retail skills and customer service, you’re the real deal! What does it take to be a great RETAIL ASSISTANT MANAGER? The ability to deliver customer service excellence, hands-on leadership skills and a genuine understanding of all the facets of a retail operation. If you possess these attributes and think of reta...
Position Description: RETAIL ASSISTANT MANAGER Tractor Supply Company When it comes to retail skills and customer service, you’re the real deal! What does it take to be a great RETAIL ASSISTANT MANAGER? The ability to deliver customer service excellence, hands-on leadership skills and a genuine understanding of all the facets of a retail operation. If you possess these attributes and think of reta...
Position Description: RETAIL STORE MANAGER Tractor Supply Company REAL GROWTH. NO BULL. IT'S OUT HERE. Want a company that will help take your career to the next level? Why not join a successful retailer committed to employee growth and development? Tractor Supply, a dynamic organization serving farmers, ranchers, tradespeople and rural communities, continues to expand, and is looking for results-...
Retail Cashier Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for Professional drivers. Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. With over 350 restaurants, we are one of the largest restaurant franchisees in America. We serve our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you are customer...
Retail Shift Supervisor Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for Professional drivers. Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. With over 350 restaurants, we are one of the largest restaurant franchisees in America. We serve our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you are...
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Retail Cashier Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for Professional drivers. Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. With over 350 restaurants, we are one of the largest restaurant franchisees in America. We serve our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you are customer...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Technical Sales Executive Milwaukee , WI; Madison, WI Full-Time $50,000 - $90,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Sarah Boutwell is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Sarah Apply Job Details If you are a Technical Sales Executive with 3+ years of experience, please read on! We Provide Relocation Support! WE RELOCA...
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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Technical Sales Executive San Francisco , CA; Berkeley, CA Full-Time $50,000 - $90,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Sarah Boutwell is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Sarah Apply Job Details If you are a Technical Sales Executive with 3+ years of experience, please read on! We Relocate! Openings in San Franci...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Sales Representative Richmond , VA; henrico, NC Full-Time $50,000 - $95,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Sarah Boutwell is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Sarah Apply Job Details We are a global manufacturing company that produces manufacturing equipment to Manufactures around the world. We have locations al...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Technical Sales Executive Portland , OR; Vancouver, WA Full-Time $50,000 - $90,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Sarah Boutwell is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Sarah Apply Job Details If you are a Technical Sales Executive with 3+ years of experience, please read on! We provide Relocation Support! We provi...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Entry Level Sales Representative Elmwood Park, NJ; Manhattan, NY Full-Time $50,000 - $95,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Sarah Boutwell is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Sarah Apply Job Details Do you have 1-3 years of sales experience or looking for a Career in Technical Sales? If so read on! We are a glo...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Technical Sales Executive Nashville, TN; Knoxville, TN Full-Time $50,000 - $90,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Sarah Boutwell is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Sarah Apply Job Details If you are a Technical Sales Executive with 3+ years of experience, please read on! We Relocate! Openings in San Francisco,...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Technical Sales Executive Minneapolis , MN; Minnetonka, MN Full-Time $50,000 - $90,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Sarah Boutwell is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Sarah Apply Job Details If you are a Technical Sales Executive with 3+ years of experience, please read on! WE RELOCATE! We provide Relocation...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Sales Representative Louisville , KY; Anderson, SC Full-Time $50,000 - $95,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Sarah Boutwell is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Sarah Apply Job Details We are a global manufacturing company that produces manufacturing equipment to Manufactures around the world. We have locations...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Sales Representative Kansas City , KS; Lawrence, KS Full-Time $50,000 - $95,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Sarah Boutwell is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Sarah Apply Job Details We are a global manufacturing company that produces manufacturing equipment to Manufactures around the world. We have location...
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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
(409 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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