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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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Summary: Responsible for promoting the sale of new domestic and international retrofit gas turbine equipment and services through development of new customers and fostering and maintaining relationships with existing customers. Essential Functions: • Act as the first point of contact regarding new and potential projects; interface with customers on existing projects to determine and understand the...
AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care was established in 1963, and over the last 50 years has experienced significant growth. With nearly 900 locations throughout North America, AAMCO continues to define innovation; both in our Transmissions and Total Car Care Services. Be part of one of the most important teams in the automotive aftermarket and join us as we continue to define and set industry sta...
AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care was established in 1963, and over the last 50 years has experienced significant growth. With nearly 900 locations throughout North America, AAMCO continues to define innovation; both in our Transmissions and Total Car Care Services. Be part of one of the most important teams in the automotive aftermarket and join us as we continue to define and set industry sta...
AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care was established in 1963, and over the last 50 years has experienced significant growth. With nearly 900 locations throughout North America, AAMCO continues to define innovation; both in our Transmissions and Total Car Care Services. Be part of one of the most important teams in the automotive aftermarket and join us as we continue to define and set industry sta...
UniFirst Corporation has an opening for a Sales Manager. Our Sales Managers are are responsible for managing a team of Sales Representatives, who are responsible for new business development, managing a zip code based territory, and attainment of sales goals and quotas. UniFirst offers significant opportunities for personal and professional growth to its Sales Managers. We are a company dedicated...
UniFirst Corporation has an opening for a Sales Manager. Our Sales Managers are are responsible for managing a team of Sales Representatives, who are responsible for new business development, managing a zip code based territory, and attainment of sales goals and quotas. UniFirst offers significant opportunities for personal and professional growth to its Sales Managers. We are a company dedicated...
Destination Maternity Corporation has a career opportunity for a Store Manager in Destin, FL. The Store Manager is accountable for maximizing sales, creating a positive shopping experience for the client, and managing the store's visual and operational standards. The Store Manager is responsible for hiring, training, developing and retaining high performance sales teams. The Store Manager also pla...
We have amazing opportunities available to work as part of a global team specializing in sales, marketing and customer service promoting some of the biggest brands in the USA. The head office is based in the heart of New York City with other offices in over 26 countries around the globe we are still expanding and currently require sales representatives with great customer service and sales skills...
Position Description: Job Purpose: Under direct supervision, this position is responsible for assisting the Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager with the execution of operational, sales, and merchandising objectives by providing outstanding customer service, promoting a safe and productive work environment for Team Members, Customers, and Vendors, and coaching Team Members on appropriate appl...
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...
Restaurant General Manager - Food Service Restaurant Manager Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is seeking an efficient and flexible Restaurant General Manager who will handle our high-volume, quick service restaurants. You will be accountable for the financial and operational performance of the restaurant. The Restaurant General Manager will also be: Ensuring excellent hospitality and customer ser...
Company Overview Large National provider of managed document review, facilities management, BPO, and e-discovery to law firms and Fortune 500 corporations. We are seeking a National Director of Sales to sell traditional placement services and managed review solutions corporate law departments and law firms. Job Description The National Director of Sales will be responsible for generating sales, st...
Job Title: e-Discovery Sales Consultant Department: Litigation Support/e-Discovery Reports To: National Director of Litigation Support & eDiscovery Position Summary Serves as the primary executive for driving revenue for new and existing e-discovery business. Essential Functions Sales Develops new business and expands existing business by establishing and maintaining contacts in law firms and corp...
Skechers USA, Inc., a global leader in Lifestyle and Performance Footwear has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Store Manager for our West Covina location. We are looking for dynamic, energetic, sales driven and career minded individuals that have a passion for our Performance Footwear. In order to qualify for an Assistant Store Manager Position you must have 1-2 years of continuous managem...
Position Description: Responsibilities of Customer Service Representative include, but are not limited to: Responding to customer inquires regarding company products and services Processing customer phone orders Checking availability of stock and shipping dates Quoting prices, filling order to customer specifications and processing sales data via computer Assisting the outside sales by preparing p...
About SHI Innovative Solutions. World Class Support. Constantly growing in response to the needs of our customers in all sectors and verticals, SHI has transformed itself from a $1 million "software-only" regional reseller into a $5 billion+ global provider of information technology products and services. From software and hardware procurement to deployment planning, configuration, data center opt...
Parsippany, NJ Recruiting Firm seeks an Executive Recruiter to support Accounting & Finance Recruiting activities . Career Growth opportunity! Parker + Lynch’s Parsippany, NJ branch is expanding our Executive Recruiter team and we invite you to pursue our exciting Recruiter job opportunities! Our Executive Recruiters are business relationship building professionals, who network with Top Tier Talen...
Parker + Lynch is expanding our Executive Recruiter team in Parsippany, NJ! Our Executive Recruiters align top level Talent with exclusive job opportunities in the Finance & Accounting field. If you have proven accounting or finance experience, or if you have a successful background in sales, this is an ideal opportunity to leverage your expertise and begin an exciting and rewarding career in Exec...
Inventory Accounting Consultant Our luxury fashion client is looking to revamp their inventory controls with the systems currently in place. This is an immediate project since the client is currently experiencing unexplained inventory losses. The consultant will come in to get a handle of their systems, document processes, make suggestions for improvement and then follow through by putting the pro...
Exciting career opportunity with Parker + Lynch! Parker & Lynch is a worldwide leader for the recruitment and placement of accounting and financial professionals. If you would like to join a top producing team, then this is the place for you! The Westwood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica marketplace is HOT and the leadership of the branch is fantastic. If you love interacting with people (over the pho...
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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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