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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...
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a 10 billion dollar diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. This opportunity resides in Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, a global division of Stanley Black & Decker. We design, install, service, and moni...
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a 10 billion dollar diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. This opportunity resides in Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, a global division of Stanley Black & Decker. We design, install, service, and moni...
About our Company Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve nearly 8.5 million people in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more than 75 years, we have been enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pio...
Are you interested in joining one of the world’s largest, fastest-growing, and most dynamic companies? If so, you have come to the right place. Stanley Black & Decker is unique in that we have a rich and storied history dating back to 1843. Position Responsibilities: Supports the branch sales profitability through exceeding the individual sales booking plan, while paying attention to the annual ...
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a 10 billion dollar diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. This opportunity resides in Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, a global division of Stanley Black & Decker. We design, install, service, and moni...
Are you interested in joining one of the world’s largest, fastest-growing, and most dynamic companies? If so, you have come to the right place. Stanley Black & Decker is unique in that we have a rich and storied history dating back to 1843. Position Responsibilities: Supports the branch sales profitability through exceeding the individual sales booking plan, while paying attention to the annual ...
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a 10 billion dollar diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. This opportunity resides in Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, a global division of Stanley Black & Decker. We design, install, service, and moni...
Are you interested in joining one of the world’s largest, fastest-growing, and most dynamic companies? If so, you have come to the right place. Stanley Black & Decker is unique in that we have a rich and storied history dating back to 1843. Position Responsibilities: Manage all aspects of current assigned accounts within assigned region. Using Salesforce.com, update customer information and cont...
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a 10 billion dollar diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. This opportunity resides in Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, a global division of Stanley Black & Decker. We design, install, service, and moni...
Are you interested in joining one of the world’s largest, fastest-growing, and most dynamic companies? If so, you have come to the right place. Stanley Black & Decker is unique in that we have a rich and storied history dating back to 1843. Position Responsibilities: Manage all aspects of current assigned accounts within assigned region. Using Salesforce.com, update customer information and cont...
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a 10 billion dollar diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. This opportunity resides in Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, a global division of Stanley Black & Decker. We design, install, service, and moni...
OUTSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE Mid-American Research Chemical Corporation (MARC) is an aggressive chemical company that has been in business for 44 years. We manufacture and distribute over 400 different products to an expanding market area that includes cities, counties, schools, retail outlets, hospitals, nursing homes, commercial and industrial accounts. We are currently seeking a OUTSIDE SALES...
Management - Entry Level Guaranteed Base Pay plus Bonuses, Travel Opportunity Riverside, Ca Work hard, play hard...Civic City Management is seeking high energy people (or people just addicted to energy drinks) for entry level marketing and sales position. Candidates must enjoy working in teams, competitive environments and loud music. We don't do anything related to music; we have just found t...
Company Confidential Blue Bell, PA
Apply and Interview now for ENTRY-LEVEL Marketing and Sales positions We are currently hiring entry-level individuals with a customer service, business and sales background for our Account Manager position. We have found that candidates working in the retail, restaurant, hospitality, and customer service industries are a great fit for our Account Manager position. Account Managers participate in ...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Sales Associate Location: Middletown, New Jersey Sell luxury homes for the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's Luxury Home Builder, seeks a dynamic Sales Associate for one of our new luxury home communities in...
hospitality professional DINING ROOM MANAGER ARE YOUR STANDARDS AS HIGH AS OURS? ***** professional DINING ROOM MANAGER ARE YOUR STANDARDS AS HIGH AS OURS? *****...
Johanna Foods, Inc., the fastest growing processor and distributor of yogurt, chilled and aseptic juices in the northeast, is seeking a motivated and dynamic Recruiting Manager who will play an integral part in our continued success by identifying the best and brightest candidates for our state of the art operations. This role will support all hiring across three plant facilities, but requires par...

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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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