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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 Charlotte, NC
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
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...
Sales Associate Fastest growing Nissan dealership in Green Country! Now Hiring Sales Associate. Experience preferred but not required. Health Insurance, 401K, paid vacation, potential of 50k plus per year. Email ***** for interview. This job listing brought to you by The Muskogee Phoenix...
Company Confidential Royal Palm Beach, FL, 33411
Digital Sales National company providing digital marketing products to local businesses seeking self starter with strong communication skills. Earn up to $95K. Fax 561 584-6844 email *****....
ADVERTISING PLACEMENT ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR PROFESSIONAL AD AGENCY Looking for an individual with the following characteristics: •Excellent attendance a must! Digital advertising experience preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Program Detail oriented, analytical, organized Dependable team player Strong work ethic Ability to multitask with deadlines Flexible and willing to learn new tasks Excell...
What can Michael Hill offer you? A commitment to ongoing development and support with an accredited training program Uncapped earning potential based on sales performance Generous employee purchasing privileges Competitive benefits package for Full-time and Part-Time Employees National annual function for top performing sales professionals As an international business we offer security, grow...
Lubricant Sales Consultant Job Title: Lubricant Sales Consultant Sub-category: Sales Location: Key Territories within the Southeastern & Central U.S. Role Synopsis: InfinitePetro is the exclusive distributor of Sinopec Lubricants and Shell Marine Lubricants in the Southeastern region of the United States. This dynamic start-up lubricant distributor is actively seeking key salespeople who are ...
Description Since 1996, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at our corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado, and across the nation. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, we look to recruit outstanding candidates capable of turning ideas and strategies into world-class results. The Specialized Sales an...
We are now hiring and training the Managers who will become our Stores Managers and District Managers in the near future. Just as we offer our customers the widest range of quality housewares and home furnishings, we offer energetic and ambitious individuals a wide range of outstanding opportunities, an incredible sense of loyalty, and the ability to grow with a proven leader. We offer competitive...
Algeco Scotsman Group and Company Overview Williams Scotsman, Inc. is a leading provider of space solutions for the construction, education, energy, industrial, commercial/retail, healthcare, and government markets. With operations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada and serving more than 25,000 customers, Williams Scotsman operates a fleet of nearly 100,000 modular space and secure storage ...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for a Sales Representative ready to grow their career with the leader in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals ready to increase revenue for the branch through exceptional customer ...
Are you an Agency/Direct Client Advertising Sales Expert? Take your career in a new direction with Monster Worldwide’s advertising division – Monster MediaWorks! Monster MediaWorks manages consumer web properties and business lines that complement Monster’s recruitment business. Our brands include Monster.com, Fastweb.com, Military.com, Monster Communities and Education.org and many more. Our mis...
TECHNICAL SALES SANDVIK COROMANT seeks top candidates for Technical Sales - Central, West Central Illinois, & Eastern Iowa Opportunity (Territory Productivity Engineer). Work with a global leader in manufacturing technology! Sandvik Coromant, the world's #1 supplier of cutting tools and know-how for competitive machining, is currently seeking qualified and enthusiastic Technical Sales candidates ...
Play a vital role in the customer banking experience at Chase! As part of JPMorgan Chase, a leading global financial services firm, Chase has over 5,600 locations where our bankers build relationships with customers by providing them with products and services to meet their ever-changing needs. The Relationship Banker is a branch based customer facing position whose primary goal is to acquire, re...
A primary responsibility of the Sales Representative at National Consolidation Services (NCS) is to maximize territory growth by developing meaningful customer relationships that yield account value. The Sales Representative is responsible for sales penetration for a specific group of accounts within a geographic territory. National Consolidation Services was founded in 1998 with the initial chart...
SALES/ INSURANCE/ AGENCY MANAGER (Pleasanton/Dublin/Livermore) Company Overview: The Farmers Insurance Group of companies was founded in 1928 and is the country's third largest writer of personal lines insurance. We currently operate in 41 states with assets over $20 billion, offering attractive careers for more than 60,000 men and women as employees or Independent Agents. Farmers exclusive and ...

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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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