Sales Employment Information
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.
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.
Sears Home Improvement Products and Services, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is one of America's largest home improvement companies for siding and windows installation with operations in 45 states. Our products include siding, custom manufactured and installed windows, custom home entry doors, kitchen remodeling, custom cabinet refacing and Heating V...
North American Processing Solutions is a distinguished Merchant Services Provider. Unlike our competitors we believe in providing unrivaled services and products with thrifty prices. We are looking for adept salesmen who can skillfully and tastefully represent our company. We are the unequivocal choice for independent contractors who are striving to establish themselves, or advance within the trad...
weekly visits 60 min $11 per store Service Calls to Fill & Straighten Navajo Sunglass Racks - Need Communication with Jewelry Dept Manager. Do not exceed the in store time assigned to your call...
Full Time Permanent Position for a large US Company. B-443 Business Development Manager – Motion Control Location: Job is in Cleveland, OH Domain: Biz Dev Experience: 5 Years Job Responsibilities:. Responsibility includes the entire motion control and human machine interface product lines. Sales will be direct to the OEMs, and this person will also provide leadership and support to the distributio...
Do you want a lucrative career opportunity with an award winning Merchant Processing Company? North American Processing solutions is that company! We are looking for career minded sales professionals, nationwide, to join our growing team. This is a 1099 Independent contracting position with HIGH commissions and residuals, No base pay. We are a full service Merchant Processing company offering our...
EXCLUSIVE BRANDS ASSISTANT: Have an extraordinary chance to work with our merchandising team and gain coveted experience in product development & merchandising. We’re looking for someone who has good eye for style and trends to assist in all aspects of the product development process from product concept through to production and receipt of final merchandise. As a part of the Merchandising Team, t...
Regional Vice President – Business Development - RIA My client is a privately held investment management firm who manages portfolios for HNW private clients and of the world’s preeminent institutions. The firm is currently the largest Independent RIA in the country with $60BB+ in AUM. Job Description: The primary responsibilities of this sales position are calling high-net-worth leads the firm pro...
JOB OVERVIEW: With a role in the Macy's Cosmetics Department, you will have the opportunity to help others look their best every day. You'll make one-on-one connections with customers to learn their sense of beauty and style, develop your artistic side through customer consultation and make-up and product application, and attain a sense of accomplishment when your skills combine with your passion...
Bi- monthly project- Store will be serviced twice a month 45 minutes per store $11 per store Service Calls to Fill & Straighten Navajo Sunglass Racks - Need Communication with Jewelry Dept Manager. Do not exceed the in store time assigned to your call....
Advertising is your passion – for you, the thrill of launching a successful ad campaign is addicting. You're intelligent, articulate, and creative and you know how to reach people. You have the innate ability to cultivate relationships and establish yourself as a trusted business partner who makes your client's business goals a reality. Tired of corporate bureaucracy holding your back from closing...
Join the Winning Team We are a premiere Merchant Services/POS Equipment Leasing company with over 14 years in the industry. We’re looking for top Outside Sales Reps who can sell in their local market and also travel regionally to expand our customer base in major markets nationwide. Please do not apply unless you have a minimum of 1 year Outside B2B or B2C sales experience. Each of our regional of...
Blue Dog Business Services is a direct, full-service provider of electronic payment products for businesses. We focus on offering quality payment products (credit card processing, check processing, gift & loyalty, leasing and ATM products) to mid size businesses throughout a unique distribution model. Our selling advantage is quality, local products delivered price competitively to our local marke...
Efficient Attic Systems has an immediate need for full-time Outside Sales Reps (Energy Consultants) for its residential energy efficiency marketing and sales campaigns. Qualified candidates will have a can do attitude with a strong ability to close sales while being supported by a passionate marketing team. We will provide you with qualified, confirmed leads, along with the training to make the mo...
Regional Vice President - Financial Services - Sales Compensation: Salary plus bonus; Total compensation $250,000 plus. The primary responsibilities of this sales position are calling high-net-worth leads the firm provides, qualifying and scheduling face-to-face appointments, and meeting with prospective clients for the purpose of gathering new assets (clients) for the firm. This position is highl...
Management Trainee Program-Marketing, Advertising, Promotions, Special Events, Public Relations Our expanding marketing and advertising firm is looking to find qualified candidates that we can cross-train in all aspects of business and marketing to manage different special event campaigns within our company. This is a paid position, as we don't want people worrying about money and instead focusing...
We are currently recruiting for a Store Manager in Training. If you love field operations and have passion for customer service, this might be the opportunity you were looking for. The right person will enjoy interacting with people and will preferably have experience in retail. This position is responsible for providing premier customer service and satisfaction, effectively execute daily store op...
WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING 5-8 REPRESENTATIVES FOR OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE AND RETAIL POSITIONS THAT WE HAVE JUST OPENED UP AT OUR ORANGE COUNTY AND LA LOCATIONS. TRUE VISION ENTERPRISES IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING ADVERTISING FIRMS IN THE ORANGE COUNTY AREA AND ARE LOOKING FOR FULL TIME EMPLOYEES READY TO START IMMEDIATELY. FULL TIME POSITIONS GUARANTEED WEEKLY PAY $400-$600 WEEKLY / $10-$15 HOURLY D...
Entry Level - Assistant Manager We are expanding and are looking for individuals for entry level in all aspects of our business such as: PUBLIC RELATIONS EVENT PLANNING CUSTOMER SERVICE MARKETING CAMPAIGN DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT TRAINING SALES TDP is a promotional advertising company with exceptional customer service that offers marketing and brand development services for our clients in the Aarea....
Service Calls to Fill & Straighten Navajo Sunglass Racks - Need Communication with Jewelry Dept Manager. Do not exceed the in store time assigned to your call. Bi monthly store calls 45 min in store time $11 per store...
Do you want a lucrative career opportunity with an award winning Merchant Processing Company? Smart Choice Payments is that company! We are looking for career minded sales professionals, nationwide, to join our growing team. This is a 1099 Independent contracting position with HIGH commissions and residuals, No base pay. We are a full service Merchant Processing company offering our clients a vari...
Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!
Sales Career Tools
Inside Technical Sales Representative
$29,120.00 - $96,000.00
Typical Salary for Inside Technical Sales Representative
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
Inside Technical Sales Representative
Generates revenue by soliciting and obtaining orders; understanding and interpreting technical requirements; providing technical information; developing accounts.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Maintains communication equipment by troubleshooting, reporting, and tracking problems.
Assists outside reps and sales team with quotation follow-up and competitor activity following.
Popular Sales Articles
Sales Pros Feeling Upbeat, Monster Survey Finds
Sales pros have a generally positive employment outlook, with nearly half (42%) of those surveyed in a recent Monster.com survey feeling confident that they could find a new job if they needed one.
2013 Sales Jobs Outlook
Who will be hiring sales professionals in 2013, and what knowledge and aptitudes will employers be seeking in sales job candidates? Find out here.
Tips to Prepare for Your Insurance Sales Interview
Selling insurance can be a lucrative career opportunity, so what can you do to sell yourself in the interview and land the job? Here are nine tips.
Sales Career Advice
Learn about sales careers and get advice on writing your sales resume, preparing for a sales interview, improving your job performance and more.
Sales Not for You? Don't Be So Sure
Can't see yourself in a sales job? Look again. You may be shutting yourself off from some great and rewarding job opportunities.