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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...
Job Overview: This position is accountable for establishing partnerships with hospital(s) through proactive account management activities at key levels of the hospital(s) (e.g. Chief Executive Officer/Chief Financial Officer/Chief Medical Officer/Chief Information Systems Officer). This position will have overall responsibility for the coordination of all administrative and service activities tha...
We have an immediate need for a Sales Engineer For more than 60 years CDI Corporation (NYSE:CDI) has delivered engineering and technology solutions and recruitment and staffing services to blue-chip clients with operations in markets around the world. Some of the exciting and growing industries we serve include Oil, Gas & Chemicals; Aerospace & Industrial Equipment; and Hi-Tech. We are a $1.1 bil...
Maplefields is growing! Maplefields, a leading Vermont based convenience store operator, is seeking mature, professional individuals to manage it's newest store in St. Johnsbury Vermont currently under construction and our existing locations in Plainfield and Bristol, VT. These individuals should have a proven management ability and past exposure to a retail environment is helpful. If you have p...
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...
Are you looking for that next big challenge? Are you high energy with a strong drive to win? If so, Progressive Finance has an exciting new opening for Inside Sales Representative in our corporate office in Draper, UT. The Inside Sales Rep (ISR) will take/make inbound and outbound phone calls with merchants in a specific territory, to help the merchant understand how Progressive products and serv...
Job Description: Amazing Field Sales opportunity!! We are looking for an Account Manager to grow our business and market share in Modesto, CA. Prospective individual will sell our products and services in the materials handling industry which include lift trucks, maintenance programs and aftermarket products. Dynamic individual will be provided a base assigned accounts. Expectations include but ...
Company Confidential Long Beach, CA
Overview: Exciting Outside Entry Level Sales Position ! Excellent base salary, uncapped commissions, monthly car allowances,tremendous career path opportunities and more! In this role, your over all responsibilities include prospecting, cold calling, setting appointments with prospects, presenting programs to meet and exceed your sales quota. This position is due to growth and company expansion....
Job Description: - Great pay up to 40k Base! - Commission on monthly store goals and potential for bonuses This is a great opportunity for a dynamic Retail Sales Store Manager! Are you an outgoing, people person looking for a successful career? Are you looking for a company with which you can really grow? This busy location needs a Sales oriented Retail professional to join the team. This is a ...
Business is good! WCSJ - WJDK needs at least one more account executive to their advertising sales team... and it could be you. Some outside sales experience is helpful. If it's time for a career change, resumes to: ***** or 219 W. Washington St, Morris, IL 60450 EOE Posting provided by:...
Purpose : Retail Sales Associates Full-Time Opportunities available at many area locations. FUN ENVIRONMENT GREAT PAY GENEROUS EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS CONVENIENT LOCATIONS If you are interested in working for a company that values your contribution and offers a chance for career advancement, RadioShack is for you. We’re looking for friendly, knowledgeable people who are passionate about meeting...
Purpose : Retail Sales Associates Full-Time Opportunities available at many area locations. FUN ENVIRONMENT GREAT PAY GENEROUS EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS CONVENIENT LOCATIONS If you are interested in working for a company that values your contribution and offers a chance for career advancement, RadioShack is for you. We’re looking for friendly, knowledgeable people who are passionate about meeting...
Purpose : Retail Sales Associates Full-Time Opportunities available at many area locations. FUN ENVIRONMENT GREAT PAY GENEROUS EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS CONVENIENT LOCATIONS If you are interested in working for a company that values your contribution and offers a chance for career advancement, RadioShack is for you. We’re looking for friendly, knowledgeable people who are passionate about meeting...
Purpose : Retail Sales Associates Full-Time Opportunities available at many area locations. FUN ENVIRONMENT GREAT PAY GENEROUS EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS CONVENIENT LOCATIONS If you are interested in working for a company that values your contribution and offers a chance for career advancement, RadioShack is for you. We’re looking for friendly, knowledgeable people who are passionate about meeting...
Purpose : Retail Sales Associates Full-Time Opportunities available at many area locations. FUN ENVIRONMENT GREAT PAY GENEROUS EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS CONVENIENT LOCATIONS If you are interested in working for a company that values your contribution and offers a chance for career advancement, RadioShack is for you. We’re looking for friendly, knowledgeable people who are passionate about meeting...
Purpose : Retail Sales Associates Full-Time Opportunities available at many area locations. FUN ENVIRONMENT GREAT PAY GENEROUS EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS CONVENIENT LOCATIONS If you are interested in working for a company that values your contribution and offers a chance for career advancement, RadioShack is for you. We’re looking for friendly, knowledgeable people who are passionate about meeting...

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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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