Salesperson Jobs

Salesperson Job Overview

The Sales world is one of the largest industries in the world. It includes the men and women making sales to others, the models advertising products to shoppers and the cashiers working in stores. Salespersons often work for a specific company and sell products to other businesses. They might sell wholesale manufacturing products, new medications, office supplies, advertising space or services. Inbound Sales reps sell products to those who call into the company. Outbound Sales reps make calls and generate leads that can lead to future sales.

Salesperson Job Education Requirements

Most Salesperson jobs require no formal education or training. Those fresh out of high school and those with a GED certificate can walk into a company and apply for a position as a cashier, advertising sales agent or insurance agent. Those interested in selling real estate must have a license from the state, and getting that license usually requires taking college classes and passing a state licensing examination. Sales engineers, commodities traders and manufacturing sales agents often need a college degree. Pharmaceutical agents and those selling medical supplies often need both a bachelor's degree in a medical field and some experience with the products they sell. Sales representatives must also have good customer service skills and a strong personality.

Salesperson Job Market

The future outlook for the Sales industry is good. According to statistics, retail Sales rep jobs will increase by 10 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is as fast as average. This means that the field will add more than 450,000 jobs to the already 4.5 million jobs available. Other Sales fields will likely increase at a similar rate. Those with Sales experience may also look at Field Sales Representative jobs and Sales Manager jobs.

Salesperson Job Salary Information

Sales representatives in the United States earn a median annual salary of $53,000, but those workers can earn up to six figures a year. Some jobs pay a base salary per hour or a set annual salary. Other jobs award Sales reps a commission for each sale they make, which can increase the earning potential.
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Hiring department TX Student Media Monthly salary $2,500 Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM Posting number 14-11-26-01-0928 Job Status Open FLSA status Exempt Earliest Start Date Immediately Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 General Notes This position is eligible ...
Retail Salespersons Sanders Candy, Mackinac Island, MI, 4 Temporary positions from 4/15/15 to 10/31/15. To sell candy and confections in retail store. 35hrs/wk, 8am-4pm, $11.20/hr, $16.80/hr OT. No Exp. Req'd. Resume: ***** This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
Seeking qualified individuals to join our retail automotive team by understanding and demonstrating characteristics, capabilities, and features; developing and qualifying buyers; closing sales. Duties: * Understands automobiles by studying characteristics, capabilities, and features; comparing and contrasting competitive models; inspecting automobiles. * Develops buyers by maintaining rapport w...
Company Confidential Winston Salem, NC, 27103
Are you a high performing, self motivated, goal driven salesperson who is consistently the top performer? If so, we have a unique opportunity for you in an established, independant retail store in Winston-Salem. The ability to lead and/or train a sales team is a definite plus. Compensation and incentive package negotiable....
The FASTEST GROWING Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealership in Ventura County WANTS YOU!! We are EXPLODING with opportunity!!! And BUSINESS IS BOOMING!!! AUTOMOTIVE INTERNET SALESPERSONS - HEALTH / DENTAL / VISION INSURANCE - 401k Simi Valley CDJR is looking to expand their Internet Department. We are looking for automotive Internet Salespersons to join the team and take control of our Internet Sale...
Did you know? We are a family-owned business –celebrating our 60-year anniversary in 2012 Selected one of the Best Places to Work in PA (10 Straight Years) Selected Best Places to Work in Ohio, North Carolina & Virginia Convenience Store Chain of the Year/Convenience Retailer of the Year 14,000 + Total Employees across six states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, and Nor...
Are you a boater with marine or auto sales experience? We are seeking a Full-Time MARINE SALESPERSON that is a self-starter and a natural closer! We sell fun and have one of the largest selections of boats and motors in the area, from duck boats, fishing boats, family fish & ski and pontoons. Get onboard with an experienced Marine Dealer with an enormous inventory. Please contact Leroy Holmen Mari...
Anchors Away Cruises & Tours is currently seeking high energy Personal Vacation Consultants to join our team in Port Charlotte, FL! If you have always dreamed of joining the travel industry and seeking a rewarding career with the one of the world’s most popular brands in travel, then this is the job for you! The Personal Vacation Consultants (PVC) must have a passion for utilizing consultative sa...
Salesperson/Full Time Looking for a motivated salesperson to help grow our company immediately. We are an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of Tungsten, Molybdenum, Tantalum and Niobium products located in Broomall, PA. We are a small, family owned company that that is offering the opportunity for excellent income potential for the right person. Experience with these metals is preferred but not req...
PLANET BLUE PALO ALTO FULL-TIME & PART-TIME SALES ASSOCIATES We are looking for candidates with dynamic personalities who are obsessed with all things fashion. All sales associates are expected to maintain client relationships and deliver excellent customer service. Requirements: At least 3-5 years retail experience with strong customer service background. Must be a great conversationalist an...
Sales Professional- Hunting and Farmland Sales Many are thinking about what new goals they would like to establish for the upcoming year. Consider working for a nationally acclaimed company in the outdoor industry! We are seeking sales professionals in the Western Kansas area with proven initiative and accountability.​ We offer exciting growth both financially and professionally and the opportuni...
Sales Professional- Hunting and Farmland Sales Many are thinking about what new goals they would like to establish for the upcoming year. Consider working for a nationally acclaimed company in the outdoor industry! We are seeking sales professionals with proven initiative and accountability.​ We offer exciting growth both financially and professionally and the opportunity to be part of a welcomin...
Sales Associate (Fort Myers) Compensation- will be based on experience About the job: We are a Hardware store and our team is committed in providing great service to our customers which includes the knowledge in; plumbing, electrical, hardware, paint, lawn and garden and much more. Willing to train the right candidate based on previous experience. Position Type: Part-Time - Full-Time with a 3 ...
Route Sales With over a century and a half of experience, our brands have become respected and well known for providing premium-quality meat products to families across the United States. With products ranging from lunchmeat and franks to smoked sausage, bacon and pepperoni, the John Morrell Food Group, a division of Smithfield Foods, is an important part of consumers’ mealtimes. The John Morrell...
Subaru of Gainesville is looking for qualified individuals interested in a Sales position. As a Salesperson at Subaru of Gainesville, responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: • Satisfies the transportation needs of vehicle purchasers. • Sells/leases and delivers required minimum units per month as designated by the dealership. • Approaches, greets, and offers assistance ...
Route Sales With over a century and a half of experience, our brands have become respected and well known for providing premium-quality meat products to families across the United States. With products ranging from lunchmeat and franks to smoked sausage, bacon and pepperoni, the John Morrell Food Group, a division of Smithfield Foods, is an important part of consumers’ mealtimes. The John Morrell...
Relief Route Salesperson With over a century and a half of experience, our brands have become respected and well known for providing premium-quality meat products to families across the United States. With products ranging from lunchmeat and franks to smoked sausage, bacon and pepperoni, the John Morrell Food Group, a division of Smithfield Foods, is an important part of consumers’ mealtimes. The...
What a Great Day to begin your new career in AUTOMOTIVE SALES! Business is booming at all Jim Shorkey Family Auto Group locations and we are seeking passionate sales people who can share our dedication to be known as Southwest Pennsylvania’s premiere automotive retailer. Our motivated sales team has made us the region’s number one volume dealer for every brand that we carry: Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge...
Elevator Salesperson We are looking for a dedicated individual who thrives in a creative challenging and professional environment. The Elevator Salesperson is an external sales representative who is responsible for building and servicing their territory by developing strong business relationships with potential accounts as well as current customers. Qualified candidates will have a high degree ...
The Bath Showcase in Peabody, MA is looking for a talented Retail Salesperson with exceptional customer service skills and knowledge of kitchen and bath trends! The Bath Showcase has 5 locations throughout New England and is a one stop shop for all of your kitchen and bath needs. Are you outgoing and value customer service? Are you knowledgeable and service oriented? Do you have the determination...

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Sales Career Tools

Retail Salesperson

Salaries

$14,560.00 - $41,600.00
Typical Salary for Retail Salesperson
(2131 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
33.3%
Some College Coursework Completed
32.2%
High School
17.6%
Associates
9.4%
Certification
2.7%
Master's
2.3%
(1753 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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