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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ARE YOU AN EXPERIENCED PARTS SALES PERSON LOOKING FOR A CHANGE? Position is Monday thru Friday 8-5 (40hr/w). Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assist customers in finding the parts they need via phone sales Up selling Maintaining a customer base Requirements: 2 years Part Sales experience · Basic computer skills required · Invoicing experience · ADP (Plus) · Read Catalogs...
Company Confidential Bensalem, PA, 19020
REAL ESTATE - Licensed salesperson. Great opportunity with established firm since 1957. Will train. Respond to 215-638-1400....
Ashley Furniture Homestore, the leader in the Furniture Industry, in SAVANNAH, GA is currently accepting applications for a Full time Sales Associate. Job Purpose: Serves customers by helping them select products. Duties: * Welcomes customers by greeting them; offering them assistance. * Direct customers to areas they are interested in. * Advises customers by providing information on product...
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...
Description: Job Purpose: Serves customers by displaying and promoting merchandise; receiving and processing payments. Duties: * Displays merchandise by stocking shelves, counters, racks, and tables. * Promotes sales by setting up advertising displays. * Helps customers by providing information; answering questions; obtaining merchandise requested by customers; receiving merchandise selected...
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...
WE ARE GROWING DAILY AT HONDA KINGSPORT. AS WE HEAD INTO THE BUSIEST PART OF OUR YEAR, WE ARE SEEKING 3 HONEST, EXPERIENCED HARD WORKING SALES PROFESSIONALS TO HANDLE OUR CONTINUED GROWTH IN 2014. OUR CURRENT PER DAY AVERAGE OF UNIQUE LEADS IS GROWING EACH DAY AND WE HAVE THE LARGEST HONDA INVENTORY IN THE HISTORY OF THE DEALERSHIP. THE HONDA PRODUCT LINE AND OUR GREAT CUSTOMER BASE PROVIDES ALL Y...
NewToday.jpg Sales GARY'S AUTO SALES IS SEEKING: EXPERIENCED SALESPERSONS (2) • No Sundays • Unlimited salary potential • Closed all major holidays ENJOY BENEFITS SUCH AS: • Family atmosphere • 2 locations • 200 + vehicles, ready to sell • Demo allowance • Health insurance PLEASE CALL JASON FRYE FOR AN APPOINTMENT! (910)327-3070...
Mojave Foods Corporation, a subsidiary of McCormick & Company, Inc. and nationwide manufacturer & distributor of Hispanic Consumer Products is seeking a full time Route Sales Person for Texas. This person will report to the DSD Sales Operations Supervisor. With more than $130 million in annual sales, our company manufactures and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful ...
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...
We Build Careers As Strong As Our Products Pelican Products is not only the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced lighting systems and virtually indestructible cases for protecting valuable equipment---it's a great place to work. With competitive compensation and benefits, our team enjoys a fast-paced, creative and exciting environment that allows them to flourish and be the bes...
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 Kansas area with proven initiative and accountability.​ We offer exciting growth both financially and professionally and the opportunity to be...
Kelley Automotive Group has an immediate opening for a Special Finance Salesperson. Job Purpose: Sells automobiles by understanding and demonstrating characteristics, capabilities, and features; developing and qualifying buyers; closing sales. Must understand and have experience with various financial backgrounds and options. Skills/Qualifications: Meeting Sales Goals, Motivation for Sales, Se...
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...
Job Description We are seeking hardworking, drivensalespeople with who have demonstrated a historyof success. The right candidate has killed it on the salesfront and can talk to anybodybutis not working at an organzation where they can take the next step compensation-wise or responsibility-wise. Where you will be working: You will be working at a top-tier Executive Recruiting firm in Tarrytown,...
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...
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...
Bob Moore Auto Group is seeking a Parts Counter Salesperson. This position provides assistance to customers that want to buy parts and processes the final sales transaction. Duties: Oversee the parts sales process from customer inquiry to finding the part to invoicing the customer. Work with parts manager to locate any parts not in stock. Complete special order part request for any parts that ...
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...
Route Salesperson - Direct Store Delivery 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 consumer...

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Sales Career Tools

Retail Salesperson

Salaries

$14,560.00 - $41,600.00
Typical Salary for Retail Salesperson
(2132 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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