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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...
Position Description: Account Manager - Industrial Components Omron Automation and Safety is looking for an energetic and focused Account Manager in the Denver, CO area. The primary focus for this position will be sales revenue growth of industrial component products, acting as an account manager, with the additional responsibilities of channel management in the territory. The mission of the Acc...
ALDI is as much about being smart with money, as it is saving our customers money. Being smart with money means paying great people great wages. Plus providing terrific benefits and offering plenty of opportunities to advance their career. If shopping at ALDI means your money works harder, working at ALDI means your hard work gets you more. Great pay, terrific benefits and advancement opportuniti...
Builders, contractors and remodelers across the country trust Norandex, a division of Saint-Gobain, and for good reason: We’re one of the leading distributors of exterior building products in the United States. Since 1946, we’ve been dedicated to searching out new and innovative ways to improve the quality of our products and services. We are an industry leader because we are a team of many with o...
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 on-the-job training and learn the secrets of success from the best of the best—a...
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 on-the-job training and learn the secrets of success from the best of the best—a...
Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...
We provide businesses with successful marketing solutions.​ Since 1997, our strategies have and continue to help businesses increase sales, increase market share, and identify and develop their unique brand. The Outside Sales Representative is responsible for selling corporate products or services through the achievement of opportunity based sales quotas. The Outside Sales Representative will rea...
We provide businesses with successful marketing solutions.​ Since 1997, our strategies have and continue to help businesses increase sales, increase market share, and identify and develop their unique brand. The Outside Sales Representative is responsible for selling corporate products or services through the achievement of opportunity based sales quotas. The Outside Sales Representative will rea...
Description Overview: The Seasonal Sales Associate is responsible for providing outstanding customer service, meeting hourly sales and Star Rewards goals on a personal and departmental basis, and demonstrating superior product knowledge to customers during periods of high volume. To create a shopping experience that will make the customer feel welcome and comfortable. In order to present our cu...
Description Overview: As a Seasonal Retail Stock Receiving Associate, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life during the fast-paced holiday season. Associates in this role perform a number of functions that are critical to offering our customers the best experience when they shop in our store. While all seasonal positions require working as part of a team to meet dep...
Description Job Overview: As a Gift Registry Advisor, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Gift Registry Advisors are Macys Home Lifestyle/Gift Registry Experts who provide personalized service through direct selling, product expertise and the use of social media tools with couples, gift givers and customers. Gift Registry Advisors are essential partners in creat...
Company Confidential Traverse City, MI, 49684
SALES American Senior Benefits is looking to hire a Financial Specialist. - Accredited Office, A Rating BBB - Award Winning Office & Staff - Top Compensation - Base + Commission - Management Opportunities Qualified Candidates require a college degree, ambition, and moral character. If you are looking for a real career opportunity in northern michigan give us a call. Ask for Ryan in...
Description JOB OVERVIEW: The Draw vs. Commission Sales Associate is responsible for providing outstanding customer service, meeting hourly sales and Star Rewards goals on a personal and departmental basis, and demonstrating superior product knowledge to customers. To create a shopping experience that will make the customer feel welcome and comfortable. Performs other duties as assigned. The su...
Description Overview: As a Seasonal Retail Stock Merchandise Placement Associate, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life during the fast-paced holiday season. Associates in this role perform a number of functions that are critical to offering our customers the best experience when they shop in our store. While all seasonal positions require working as part of a team...
Description Overview: As a Seasonal Retail Stock Merchandise Placement Associate, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life during the fast-paced holiday season. Associates in this role perform a number of functions that are critical to offering our customers the best experience when they shop in our store. While all seasonal positions require working as part of a team...

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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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