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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 Weston, MA, 02493
Product Manager – Media Products The Product Team at Monster Worldwide, is seeking a smart, persistent candidate to fill the role of Product Manager –Media Products. You will play a critical role in the management and development of display advertising products and services on Monster’s media properties. In addition, you will be closely involved in the business management and operations on a...
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 Weston, MA
Solution Sales National 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 National 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 their ...
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...
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...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. In the United States and Canada, Sai...
Are you an experienced Customer Service representative with excellent communication skills and a drive to advance your career? Do you want a work/life balance? Take advantage of our globally-ranked training programs to help you transition into a rewarding Sales career! Our Sales Agents come from various backgrounds and we have many successful Agents that do not have sales or insurance experience,...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. In the United States and Canada, Sai...
Are you an experienced Customer Service representative with excellent communication skills and a drive to advance your career? Do you want a work/life balance? Take advantage of our globally-ranked training programs to help you transition into a rewarding Sales career! Our Sales Agents come from various backgrounds and we have many successful Agents that do not have sales or insurance experience,...
Are you an experienced Customer Service representative with excellent communication skills and a drive to advance your career? Do you want a work/life balance? Take advantage of our globally-ranked training programs to help you transition into a rewarding Sales career! Our Sales Agents come from various backgrounds and we have many successful Agents that do not have sales or insurance experience,...
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a part of a team that creates materials used by NASA? Do you think about who creates cutting-edge technologies that fuel the green revolution that makes people’s lives more livable? Could you imagine a career that enables you to work in more than ten different businesses in 60 plus countries? Sound impossible? It’s not. It’s Saint-Gobain. Take a look ...
Are you an experienced Customer Service representative with excellent communication skills and a drive to advance your career? Do you want a work/life balance? Take advantage of our globally-ranked training programs to help you transition into a rewarding Sales career! Our Sales Agents come from various backgrounds and we have many successful Agents that do not have sales or insurance experience,...
Are you an experienced Customer Service representative with excellent communication skills and a drive to advance your career? Do you want a work/life balance? Take advantage of our globally-ranked training programs to help you transition into a rewarding Sales career! Our Sales Agents come from various backgrounds and we have many successful Agents that do not have sales or insurance experience,...
Are you an experienced Customer Service representative with excellent communication skills and a drive to advance your career? Do you want a work/life balance? Take advantage of our globally-ranked training programs to help you transition into a rewarding Sales career! Our Sales Agents come from various backgrounds and we have many successful Agents that do not have sales or insurance experience,...
Are you an experienced Customer Service representative with excellent communication skills and a drive to advance your career? Do you want a work/life balance? Take advantage of our globally-ranked training programs to help you transition into a rewarding Sales career! Our Sales Agents come from various backgrounds and we have many successful Agents that do not have sales or insurance experience,...
Are you an experienced Customer Service representative with excellent communication skills and a drive to advance your career? Do you want a work/life balance? Take advantage of our globally-ranked training programs to help you transition into a rewarding Sales career! Our Sales Agents come from various backgrounds and we have many successful Agents that do not have sales or insurance experience,...
Are you an experienced Customer Service representative with excellent communication skills and a drive to advance your career? Do you want a work/life balance? Take advantage of our globally-ranked training programs to help you transition into a rewarding Sales career! Our Sales Agents come from various backgrounds and we have many successful Agents that do not have sales or insurance experience,...
Are you an experienced Customer Service representative with excellent communication skills and a drive to advance your career? Do you want a work/life balance? Take advantage of our globally-ranked training programs to help you transition into a rewarding Sales career! Our Sales Agents come from various backgrounds and we have many successful Agents that do not have sales or insurance experience,...

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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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