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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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OVERVIEW The Tile Shop is now hiring Sales Professionals, Design Professionals, and Leaders for management development. Who are we? We at The Tile Shop believe a home is best judged by the feeling that it gives when you walk in, take your shoes off, and stay awhile. There is no easier way to transform the functional monotony of a house into a home that dramatically captures the personality of your...
OVERVIEW The Tile Shop is now hiring Sales Professionals, Design Professionals, and Leaders for management development. Who are we? We at The Tile Shop believe a home is best judged by the feeling that it gives when you walk in, take your shoes off, and stay awhile. There is no easier way to transform the functional monotony of a house into a home that dramatically captures the personality of your...
The Hanford Sentinel, a well established, progressive, multi-media company with strong local focus and long term vision is looking for a full-time Advertising Sales Assistant. The ideal candidate will handle all duties and responsibilities pertaining to advertising sales for multiple reps including data and order entry, call follow-up, obtaining ad copy, proofing, spreadsheets, ad tracking, presen...
Inside Sales Representative Company Description: Bar-Z is a 10 year old software development firm based in Austin, TX. We develop custom branded mobile solutions for specific market segments such as the media industry (newspapers, magazines and TV), federal and state parks, tourist attractions, destination marketing organizations and municipalities. Bar-Z offers a B2B Software-as-a-Service platfor...
As the Director of Business Technology for Ace Hardware Corporation located in Oak Brook, Illinois, you will work with all areas of the company to help our Ace Retailers maximize their profits and service their customers at the highest level by providing them with the tools to achieve the most simple, efficient labor-friendly processes and procedures while delivering a consistent retail focused us...
About this opportunity: Orange County, CA Signage is the defining characteristic of commercial buildings, shopping centers, museums, government buildings, businesses, and more, and AD/S is at the forefront of the rapidly growing and evolving industry. Offering a unique combination of design and quality custom fabrication, AD/S exceeds our customer’s high expectations and works with integrity and v...
Customer Service Representative for Insurance Industry Leader! Job Label:DTIA_CSR For the customer service professional looking to have a measurable impact on the present and future business of an industry leader, look no further! Farmers Insurance in Verona, WI is looking for a great Customer Service Representative. This is a position with a career path that has no limits! The Customer Service Re...
Inside Sales Representative Job Description Century Business Solutions was founded by a management team of payment industry experts whose philosophy is to provide cutting-edge payment processing technologies and the highest level of service to merchants nationwide. Forming a strategic partnership with First Data Corp, the world’s largest merchant acquirer, Century Business Solutions represents one...
Position Title: Regional District Manager Administrative Assistant (RDMA) Schedule: Hourly, Full Time (Flexible Availability) General Description/Primary Purpose: The Regional District Manager Administrative Assistant (RDMA), under the direct supervision of the Regional Vice President Administrative Assistant (RVPA), provides a wide range of administrative support of key organizational objectives....
Position Summary: This position requires superb customer/member focus and service delivery ethics, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, plus strong administrative and organizational skills. The producer should be self-disciplined and a self-starter. This position is responsible for increasing insurance sales through cross-selling personal lines insurance products and customer r...
Solutions are what we do! Randstad creates staffing solutions for some of the top companies in their respective industries and we do it through a consultative approach. We want to more than just a vendor; we want to be a Business Partner. If you are a proven Sales Executive who can execute a complex & longer sales process than you could be our next Director of Business Development (New Account Acq...
Company Overview Working for a Xerox Authorized Sales Agency gives you the freedom and attention of working for a small company, while marketing the products and solutions of Xerox Corporation. Our agency program gives sales professionals like you bold innovations, a leading-edge environment and a Xerox product portfolio that's ahead of its time. With original thinking and fresh perspective, we co...
COME FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE FUTURE OF AWESOME Give your sales career The power of XFINITY XFINITY's suite of products and services offer customers just about everything they need to manage their entertainment, information and even home automation and home security needs. And if you have the special qualities we're seeking - tenacity, good listening skills, a tech mindset and the ability to structur...
COME FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE FUTURE OF AWESOME Give your sales career The power of XFINITY XFINITY's suite of products and services offer customers just about everything they need to manage their entertainment, information and even home automation and home security needs. And if you have the special qualities we're seeking - tenacity, good listening skills, a tech mindset and the ability to structur...
SVP Global Insurance Distribution $200K + 100% Bonus Billion dollar global insurance/investment conglomerate seeks (MBA a +) 10+ years insurance industry with proven sales track record, closing deals with account management consulting experience. Execute and implement effective global distribution strategy by building and maintaining strong professional partnerships and working with organizational...
Job Description: As a Management Trainee, you are empowered to make business decisions that greatly affect your career as well as the bottom line. You'll be responsible for understanding cost control, reading your branch's P&L statement and understanding what it takes to run a profitable business. You will also learn how to deliver superior customer service. Learn the business from the bottom to t...
Job Description: This Outside Sales Representative (Business to business) This position requires the ability to sell and promote our products and services. Candidate must be outgoing and able to communicate effectively. If your personality is geared toward generating new business, cold calling, creatively discovering other ways to generate leads, and love socializing this would be a great opportun...
Job Description: This Outside Sales Position Features: ? High Earning Potential ? Friendly Work Environment ? Room To Grow ? Great Pay to $60K Immediate need for an outside sales representative seeking high earning potential, friendly work environment, and room to grow. You must be driven, hungry, and have good decision making skills. Keys to success in this growing, dynamic, stable organization w...
Inside Sales - Newark, CA Steeler is a family owned business with an entrepreneurial environment where you can build your career in a place that will help you meet your professional goals. We have been in business for nearly 40 years and are proud of the products we provide. We are a versatile manufacturer of steel framing and a distributor of drywall supplies and construction materials. Come join...
AT&T Authorized Retail Immediate Openings NEW STORE OPENING in San Antonio TX - Hiring for all Positions Immediately - Bilingual preferred My Wireless is an Authorized AT&T Retailer selling the all of AT&T's Products and Services with locations in Texas areas . My Wireless believes in providing a complete communication solution through knowledgeable and technical team members passionate about crea...

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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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