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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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Trovix Test Company San Jose, CA
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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...
PAT_Monster_Chi Weston, MA
Budget: 300 CPC: 3.00 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 a...
PAT_Monster Weston, MA
Budget: 290 CPC: 2.90 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 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 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 Description Job Title UWP Senior Sales Executive Job Purpose Job Title: Senior Sales Executive Fiserv Investment Services is a division of Fiserv, (NASD: FSRV). The IS division provides software and hosted solutions for all aspects of trade processing, settlement, accounting to buy and sell side organizations. We are a leader in the middle-back office solution space with a large and refer...
Matter Brothers Furniture is seeking Retail Furniture Sales and Design Professionals. Experience preferred. Please email resume to ***** Or fax 239-598-9853 Posting provided by:...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. As one of the largest wholesale dist...
We provide businesses with successful marketing solutions. Since 1997, out strategies have and continue to help businesses increase sales, increase market share, and identify and develop their brand. If you love to travel, enjoy being away from home, working in different areas of the state during the year and want to earn uncapped commissions. Our sales position may be for you. Responsibilities:...
We provide businesses with successful marketing solutions. Since 1997, out strategies have and continue to help businesses increase sales, increase market share, and identify and develop their brand. If you love to travel, enjoy being away from home, working in different areas of the state during the year and want to earn uncapped commissions. Our sales position may be for you. Responsibilities:...
We provide businesses with successful marketing solutions. Since 1997, out strategies have and continue to help businesses increase sales, increase market share, and identify and develop their brand. If you love to travel, enjoy being away from home, working in different areas of the state during the year and want to earn uncapped commissions. Our sales position may be for you. Responsibilities:...
We provide businesses with successful marketing solutions. Since 1997, out strategies have and continue to help businesses increase sales, increase market share, and identify and develop their brand. If you love to travel, enjoy being away from home, working in different areas of the state during the year and want to earn uncapped commissions. Our sales position may be for you. Responsibilities:...
We provide businesses with successful marketing solutions. Since 1997, out strategies have and continue to help businesses increase sales, increase market share, and identify and develop their brand. If you love to travel, enjoy being away from home, working in different areas of the state during the year and want to earn uncapped commissions. Our sales position may be for you. Responsibilities:...
We provide businesses with successful marketing solutions. Since 1997, out strategies have and continue to help businesses increase sales, increase market share, and identify and develop their brand. If you love to travel, enjoy being away from home, working in different areas of the state during the year and want to earn uncapped commissions. Our sales position may be for you. Responsibilities:...
Position Objective Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn ...
Position Objective Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn ...
Position Objective Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn ...
Position Objective Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn ...

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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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