Sales Representative Jobs

Sales Representative Overview


Sales Representatives are the marketers of the business world. Tasked with selling goods and services both to other businesses and to individual consumers, sales representatives are heavily relied upon to generate income for the company they work for. Sales representatives range from door-to-door insurance salesmen to pharmaceutical representatives marketing a new drug for a biotech company. Products ranging from software to soft drinks require sales representatives to market them, selling either the product itself or the rights to sell to another company.

Sales Representative Educational Requirements


While there are generally no formal educational requirements to be a sales representative, a high school diploma helps. College degrees are also useful. Depending upon the field, some companies may require their sales representatives have higher education, especially in the areas of pharmaceutical sales. A love of travel is helpful because much of a sales representative's job is traveling from place to place. All candidates should be comfortable speaking with people, enthusiastic and persuasive.

Sales Representative Job Market


Sales representatives are needed more during times of economic upswing than during times of recession. When more people are willing to spend money, jobs open up for sales representatives. Even so, the ability to be an effective salesperson is rare, and if someone exhibits that skill, they are likely to find a job relatively easily. Estimates state that the number of sales representative jobs will grow about 9 percent within the next 10 years as the global economy improves. Similar positions include Inside Technical Sales Representative jobs.

Sales Representative Salary


It is difficult to pinpoint the exact amount that sales representatives make as it varies widely across the board. Many sales representatives work by commission and, thus, make money based on how much they sell. Others are paid a salary plus bonuses. The average salary ranges from $23,000 per year to upwards of $80,000 per year. The actual amount someone makes depends on the company they work for, how effective they are at their job and other factors.
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Join the career change movement. Individuals from the following career paths have had success: Retail Customer Service Account Management Relationship Managers Service Technicians An Outside Sales Rep position with Combined Insurance offers you a full-time, direct employee position where you’ll receive company support, comprehensive training, competitive compensation and benefits. No experien...
Join the career change movement. Individuals from the following career paths have had success: Retail Customer Service Account Management Relationship Managers Service Technicians An Outside Sales Rep position with Combined Insurance offers you a full-time, direct employee position where you’ll receive company support, comprehensive training, competitive compensation and benefits. No experien...
Join the career change movement. Individuals from the following career paths have had success: Retail Customer Service Account Management Relationship Managers Service Technicians An Outside Sales Rep position with Combined Insurance offers you a full-time, direct employee position where you’ll receive company support, comprehensive training, competitive compensation and benefits. No experien...
Join the career change movement. Individuals from the following career paths have had success: Retail Customer Service Account Management Relationship Managers Service Technicians An Outside Sales Rep position with Combined Insurance offers you a full-time, direct employee position where you’ll receive company support, comprehensive training, competitive compensation and benefits. No experien...
Join the career change movement. Individuals from the following career paths have had success: Retail Customer Service Account Management Relationship Managers Service Technicians An Outside Sales Rep position with Combined Insurance offers you a full-time, direct employee position where you’ll receive company support, comprehensive training, competitive compensation and benefits. No experien...
Join the career change movement. Individuals from the following career paths have had success: Retail Customer Service Account Management Relationship Managers Service Technicians An Outside Sales Rep position with Combined Insurance offers you a full-time, direct employee position where you’ll receive company support, comprehensive training, competitive compensation and benefits. No experien...
Join the career change movement. Individuals from the following career paths have had success: Retail Customer Service Account Management Relationship Managers Service Technicians An Outside Sales Rep position with Combined Insurance offers you a full-time, direct employee position where you’ll receive company support, comprehensive training, competitive compensation and benefits. No experien...
Join the career change movement. Individuals from the following career paths have had success: Retail Customer Service Account Management Relationship Managers Service Technicians An Outside Sales Rep position with Combined Insurance offers you a full-time, direct employee position where you’ll receive company support, comprehensive training, competitive compensation and benefits. No experien...
Excellent Career Opportunity for highly motivated individuals to join our rapidly growing company. You should also have high level people skills, work well in a team environment and be able to flourish in a small company environment that is continually evolving and growing. Requirements: · Prospecting and generating new leads by referrals · Be a great self-starter and work well independently ·...
Your career is waiting! Here’s a great opportunity to join Santander Bank, N.A. Open House Wednesday November 19, 2014 1 Santander Way 95 Amaral St, East Providence, RI 10:00am to 3:00pm Walk-in(s) are Welcome Resumes are Required Contact Center openings Full Time – CCC Retail Rep Job ID#61715 Full Time – CCC Sales Rep Job ID#62639 Full Time – CCC Bus Bnk Rep Job ID#61371 Training c...
Area business development representative responsible for the development of new strategic accounts and maintaining and building and growing relationships with key clients primarily in the Houston area and also into Louisiana and throughout Texas. Responsible for maintaining and development of our customer base in the area for our acoustical Engineering services as well as our temporary and perman...
Job Description: Sales Representative needed in Northern California to call on Automotive Refinish and Industrial accounts. Our product line is mainly in Coated Abrasive (Sandpaper) and refinishing related products. Although we only sell through distributor, our main effort is promoting our product line at the end user level. The position requires extensive driving and some out of town travel (2...
Sales Representative – Inside SalesManager Company Information Anixter is a Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other components. Our high-performing team works closely with customers and the community to better understand their business challenges specify cost-saving solutions and make ...
Sales Representative – Inside Sales Company Information Anixter is a Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other components. Our high-performing team works closely with customers and the community to better understand their business challenges specify cost-saving solutions and make informe...
Sales Representative – Inside Sales Company Information Anixter is a Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other components. Our high-performing team works closely with customers and the community to better understand their business challenges specify cost-saving solutions and make informe...
Sales Representative – Outside Sales Company Information Anixter is a Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other components. Our high-performing team works closely with customers and the community to better understand their business challenges specify cost-saving solutions and make inform...
Amazing opportunity to earn what you are ‘really’ worth! No prior experience required. Receive paid training and step by step assistance at our local office. If you answer yes to one or more of the question below, we want you on our Team! Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Not getting paid what you are worth? Tired of moving from one job to another? Don’t feel valued at your current workpla...
Amazing opportunity to earn what you are ‘really’ worth! No prior experience required. Receive paid training and step by step assistance at our local office. If you answer yes to one or more of the question below, we want you on our Team! Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Not getting paid what you are worth? Tired of moving from one job to another? Don’t feel valued at your current workpla...
Amazing opportunity to earn what you are ‘really’ worth! No prior experience required. Receive paid training and step by step assistance at our local office. If you answer yes to one or more of the question below, we want you on our Team! Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Not getting paid what you are worth? Tired of moving from one job to another? Don’t feel valued at your current workpla...
Amazing opportunity to earn what you are ‘really’ worth! No prior experience required. Receive paid training and step by step assistance at our local office. If you answer yes to one or more of the question below, we want you on our Team! Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Not getting paid what you are worth? Tired of moving from one job to another? Don’t feel valued at your current workpla...

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Sales Career Tools

Sales Representative

Salaries

$20,632.00 - $103,500.00
Typical Salary for Sales Representative
(2307 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
43.7%
Some College Coursework Completed
26.2%
High School
12.3%
Associates
9.5%
Master's
4.1%
(1953 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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