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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 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 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...
About Us Residential roofing and siding company - looking to hire vibrant, ambitious sales reps that can attract new customers and develop the business. Qualifications/Skills • 1+ Years Construction/Building related sales experience • Excellent communication skills • Basic computer skills • Self motivated • Works well independently Compensation $45k-75k per year Benefits Salary, plus co...
Are you looking to join a hardworking team of professionals who make an impact? Advicent is the leading provider of SaaS technology solutions for the financial services industry. We are a fast-paced company that provides comprehensive benefits, a dynamic culture, and many opportunities for career growth. As a Sales Account Executive within our Lead Generation team, you are responsible for buildin...
About Us ****We are American Income Life Insurance Company **** Active for over 60 years with an A+ (Superior) Financial Strength rating from A.M. Best Company (rating as of 6/14). AIL is one of the nation’s largest providers of supplemental life insurance to labor unions, credit unions and associations. American Income Life Insurance is licensed in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, a...
About Us ****We are American Income Life Insurance Company **** Active for over 60 years with an A+ (Superior) Financial Strength rating from A.M. Best Company (rating as of 6/14). AIL is one of the nation’s largest providers of supplemental life insurance to labor unions, credit unions and associations. American Income Life Insurance is licensed in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, a...
About Us VideoMining is a leading provider of software-based services for converting video into actionable information. The company’s breakthrough technologies work with surveillance type cameras to automatically derive behavior and demographics of people to provide retail businesses with real-time "intelligence" for improving marketing, and merchandising. Our Head Office is located in State Coll...
About Us VideoMining is a leading provider of software-based services for converting video into actionable information. The company’s breakthrough technologies work with surveillance type cameras to automatically derive behavior and demographics of people to provide retail businesses with real-time "intelligence" for improving marketing, and merchandising. Our Head Office is located in State Coll...
About Us VideoMining is a leading provider of software-based services for converting video into actionable information. The company’s breakthrough technologies work with surveillance type cameras to automatically derive behavior and demographics of people to provide retail businesses with real-time "intelligence" for improving marketing, and merchandising. Our Head Office is located in State Coll...
About Us VideoMining Corporation is a leading provider of in-store intelligence for shopper marketing. VideoMining’s technology enables consumer product manufacturers and retailers to gain quantitative insights into shopping behavior and the factors that impact that behavior. These insights help in planning, testing, and monitoring responses to marketing and merchandising strategies. VideoMining’...
POSITION SUMMARY: Under general direction of the Vice President – Health Systems Strategic Accounts. This role calls on or responds to client requests for issue resolution, including: contracting, delivery, rebating and credits, utilizing the AmerisourceBergen support resources network where necessary. This role sources data and generates appropriate reports in support of customer initiatives and...
Coastal Georgia/Lowcountry FINANCE & INSURANCE MANAGER Experience Required Coastal Georgia/Lowcountry Region "Quick -- Do a job satisfaction check! Is your current management position working out for you?" HIRING NOW: AUTO FINANCE & INSURANCE MANAGER at thriving import dealership! If you're looking for a career where your skills and expertise are appreciated and rewarded, look no further! Our...
Hallmark Field Merchandisers are responsible for maintaining the greeting card departments in all or our wholesale and retail businesses. It’s a job that requires a lot of organization, customer service and initiative. If you’re looking for an out-of-the-cube career and want to play an important role in helping consumers feel connected to what matters most, check out our current merchandising oppo...
Company Confidential san diego, CA, 92110
Carpet and Flooring, Store Manager (San Diego) compensation: Base plus commission $60,000- $80,000 A leading retail carpet and floor covering store is seeking an aggressive self-motivated customer service oriented Store Manager with strong sales and operational experience. This individual will work closely with the owner to create a strong sales and operational environment. This new management...
Field Sales Support Agent Telscape Communications, a national telecommunications provider, is looking for a Field Support Agent to provide support in Field Operations and to Street Team agents based in the Fresno area. This position is part of the California Lifeline Sales team and will report directly to the Sales Operations Manager. The Field Sales Support Agent is responsible for visiting fie...
Attention Prior Military Personnel History of ADKOS ADKOS is a veteran owned and operated business specializing in vehicle care & storage of personally owned vehicles (POV) for our military since 2002. Our services are fully reimbursable for personnel on qualifying Temporary Duty and Permanent Change of Station orders. ADKOS provides secure/garaged storage and quality preventive maintenance to e...
Attention Prior Military Personnel History of ADKOS ADKOS is a veteran owned and operated business specializing in vehicle care & storage of personally owned vehicles (POV) for our military since 2002. Our services are fully reimbursable for personnel on qualifying Temporary Duty and Permanent Change of Station orders. ADKOS provides secure/garaged storage and quality preventive maintenance to e...
Company Confidential Copley, OH, 44321
Admissions Recruiter and Administrative Support An opportunity is available for an experienced Recruiter and support of the college administration office. The candidate will be responsible for establishing leads, interviews, and presenting the college programs to new prospective students, and ultimately to enroll. The candidate will also be responsible for working with the current student popu...
Burger King offers significant opportunities for growth and career advancement. We are looking for self motivated leaders to join our team. You'll be surrounded by people who are passionate about what they do. The Assistant Manager is responsible for enthusiastically leading and motivating the restaurant team to achieve the highest levels of customer service satisfaction. The Assistant Manager en...

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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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