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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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Location: Cleveland, OH Job Category: Public Affairs Jobs Requisition Number: 70067772-36520JC Pharmacy Account Specialist/Senior Pharmacy Account Specialist - Cleveland Ohio-70067772-36520JC Description Sanofi, an integrated global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with...
American Family Mutual Insurance Company (AmFam) Lafayette, IN
Depending on level of experience, you may be considered for the agent position. Have you ever considered owning a business? At American Family Insurance, you can get paid while you prepare to become an exclusive American Family Insurance agent. As an Agent- in- Training (AIT) you will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced and successful agent. For up to two years, you will receive...
The Solution Auto New York, NY
Our client, part of a franchised motor dealer group, is looking to recruit a Service Advisor for their busy prestige dealership in the York area. Experience of working in a Service Advisor role within a Franchised Dealership is preferred however a stable customer service background will also be considered. The successful candidate must have the ability to liaise with customers who have vehicles ...
Every athlete knows what it takes to reach a new goal: a sound game plan for improvement, along with the discipline, focus and commitment required to execute the plan. At DICK'S Sporting Goods, we draw on these same qualities to advance toward our goal of becoming the number one sports and fitness specialty retailer for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, through the relentless improvement of everyt...
PepsiCo Somers, NY
Description Does the status quo bore you? Do you defy convention? Are you excited by life's possibilities? If so, you are the perfect candidate to help fuel our consumer's passion for what's next. Whether it's partnering with global music artists for Pepsi, designing the next gaming platform for Dew or Doritos, or creating the next best flavor for Lay's or Gatorade, we need talented marketers lik...
Company Confidential Delmont, PA, 15626
Family-owned business is seeking a sales representative to handle established accounts, as well as generate new leads. Occasional travel within the US is required - visit customers, attend tradeshows, etc. 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday Benefits offered...
Company Confidential New Braunfels, TX, 78130
Position: Sales Representative Duties: Prospecting through various means including online report services, marketing lists, web inquiries and visiting customer job sites. Providing customers and prospects with accurate information on our products and services. Renting, leasing and selling of mobile offices and modular buildings and related products and services. Meeting or exceeding designate...
Reports to: Contract Sales Manager GENERAL PURPOSE: This territory for this position will be the greater ST. Louis area. Sells the Company’s products by either inbound or outbound telephone calls or other electronic means in order to attain maximum sales volume. Implements Company programs and sales strategies for identifying sales opportunities, and increasing sales and profits utilizing creat...
Toyota Rent A Car is not just another car rental company. We offer daily, weekly, monthly and weekend pricing on newer, low mileage Toyota’s to fit your travel needs. Toyota Rent A Car works with dealerships, repair shops, and insurance companies to provide you with a replacement vehicle, while your car is being repaired. We can also direct bill insurance companies, when they are paying for your r...
Job Summary: Provide exceptional customer service and assist the Center Manager in the daily operations which include but are not limited to: collecting, data entry, marketing, sales of alternative products, cash handling, and contributing to the success of the center. Job Responsibilities: Customer Service - Provide exceptional service and support to customers. Team relationships- Relates wel...
Job Summary: Responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining effective operation and continued growth of Center with the direction of the Divisional Director of Operations. Provide leadership, direction, and effective tools to assure growth and competence to all center employees. Job Responsibilities: Center Management - Review operating results of center daily, weekly and monthly t...
Job Summary: Responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining effective operation and continued growth of Center with the direction of the Divisional Director of Operations. Provide leadership, direction, and effective tools to assure growth and competence to all center employees. Job Responsibilities: Center Management - Review operating results of center daily, weekly and monthly t...
Job Summary: Provide exceptional customer service and assist the Center Manager in the daily operations which include but are not limited to: collecting, data entry, marketing, sales of alternative products, cash handling, and contributing to the success of the center. Job Responsibilities: Customer Service - Provide exceptional service and support to customers. Team relationships- Relates wel...
Job Summary: Responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining effective operation and continued growth of Center with the direction of the Divisional Director of Operations. Provide leadership, direction, and effective tools to assure growth and competence to all center employees. Job Responsibilities: Center Management - Review operating results of center daily, weekly and monthly t...
Every associate at DICK'S Sporting Goods is united by a common thread - our PASSION for the sports we love! Every position on our team, whether full-time or part-time, offers the same great opportunity. Each day, we have the chance to share our passion with sports-loving customers who depend on and appreciate our expertise. Do you have a passion for sports and activities? Are you Committed, Drive...
Job Summary: Responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining effective operation and continued growth of Center with the direction of the Divisional Director of Operations. Provide leadership, direction, and effective tools to assure growth and competence to all center employees. Job Responsibilities: Center Management - Review operating results of center daily, weekly and monthly t...
Every associate at DICK'S Sporting Goods is united by a common thread - our PASSION for the sports we love! Every position on our team, whether full-time or part-time, offers the same great opportunity. Each day, we have the chance to share our passion with sports-loving customers who depend on and appreciate our expertise. Duties for Freight Flow Sales Leader: Supervising the freight flow proce...
Every athlete knows what it takes to reach a new goal: a sound game plan for improvement, along with the discipline, focus and commitment required to execute the plan. At DICK'S Sporting Goods, we draw on these same qualities to advance toward our goal of becoming the number one sports and fitness specialty retailer for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, through the relentless improvement of everyt...
Every athlete knows what it takes to reach a new goal: a sound game plan for improvement, along with the discipline, focus and commitment required to execute the plan. At DICK'S Sporting Goods, we draw on these same qualities to advance toward our goal of becoming the number one sports and fitness specialty retailer for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, through the relentless improvement of everyt...
Every associate at DICK'S Sporting Goods is united by a common thread - our PASSION for the sports we love! Every position on our team, whether full-time or part-time, offers the same great opportunity. Each day, we have the chance to share our passion with sports-loving customers who depend on and appreciate our expertise. Duties: Fulfill the company defined customer experience by being a frien...

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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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