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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: Our stores are where the ultimate magic of Macy's comes to life, and our Retail Sales Associates are vital to delivering customer service that offers a distinctive shopping experience and drives sales results. This position uses a scheduling plan that allows an associate to participate in the creation of his/her work schedule by managing availability and identifying a preferred work sche...
Overview: Macy's is currently seeking dynamic, self-motivated individuals who have a passion for make-up and skin care to work in one of our most vibrant and exciting departments. As a Macy's Cosmetic Beauty Advisor, you will assist customers with make-up and skin care selections through personal, one-on-one interaction and the sharing of your cosmetic knowledge and expertise. Follow up after the...
Entry Level Sales Position HealthMarkets Insurance Agency is looking for Entry Level Sales Representatives who have the entrepreneurial talent to become successful small business owners. Millions of people are now purchasing their own health insurance, and millions more will soon be required to make complex Health Insurance and Medicare choices on their own. These people are ready for guidance and...
Req# 151760BR Position Title Account Executive Position Summary Responsible for the acquisition of new logo wireless Corporate Liable (CL) opportunities for business customers with between 75 - 2,500 employees with 25+ units in accordance with quota requirements. Manages a small base of up to 10 accounts. Discovers new business opportunities by prospecting and cold calling new logo business accoun...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Sales Consultant (Spine)- Little Rock, AR - DePuy Synthes Spine-0603140722 Description DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for a Spine Sales Consultant in Little Rock, AR. DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological business in the wor...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Virology Sales Specialist (Birmingham, AL / Jackson, MS) - Janssen Therapeutics-0727140314 Description Janssen Therapeutics, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is a pharmaceutical research and development company. Our mission is to move medicine forward to enable life's moments and milestones. Janssen Therapeutics is...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Sales Specialist, Hepatitis / Immunology (MS / Southeast LA) - Janssen Therapeutics-6025140313 Description Janssen Therapeutics, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is a pharmaceutical research and development company. Our mission is to move medicine forward to enable life's moments and milestones. Janssen Therapeutics...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Cardiovascular Sales Representative Langhorne, PA- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-4271140603 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Cardiovascular Sales Representative for the Langhorne, PA geography. As a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. District Manager - Cardiovascular & Metabolism (CVM), (FL Panhandle, South AL) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-0879140518 Description Janssen Pharmaceutical Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a District Manager, Cardiovascular & Metabolism (CVM) Sales Force for the Florida Panhandle / South Alaba...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Seattle - North, WA) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-9602140722 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Seattle (North), WA area. As a member of the Janssen...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Territory Business Manager – Jackson, MS – Vistakon-9572140722 Description VISTAKON®, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, is recruiting for a Territory Business Manager, located in the Jackson, MS territory. VISTAKON®, manufactures ACUVUE® brand contact lenses-the worl...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Waukesha, WI) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-4534140617 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Waukesha, WI area. As a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutica...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Sales Specialist, Hepatitis / Immunology (Minneapolis North) - Janssen Therapeutics-7630140620 Description Janssen Therapeutics, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is a pharmaceutical research and development company. Our mission is to move medicine forward to enable life's moments and milestones. Janssen Therapeutics...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Sales Specialist, Hepatitis / Immunology (Springfield, IL) - Janssen Therapeutics-0108140708 Description Janssen Therapeutics, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is a pharmaceutical research and development company. Our mission is to move medicine forward to enable life's moments and milestones. Janssen Therapeutics i...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Immunology Sales Specialist, Rheumatology (Milwaukee, WI - NORTH) - Janssen Biotech, Inc.-0429140718 Description Janssen Biotech, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Immunology Sales Specialist, Rheumatology, to support the Milwaukee, Wisconsin (North) geography. For more than 30 years, Janssen...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Senior Manager, Business Development (1 of 2)-6999140613 Description Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Business Development Group is recruiting for two Senior Managers, Business Development to be responsible for Strategic Transactions Business Development activities. These positions can be based in Skillman, NJ or New Brunswick, NJ. Johnson &...
Do you want to become part of the Best? Do you want to start your career? Or are you looking for a new career? You should talk with the Miracle-Ear Academy Recruitment Team! We are currently looking for a Hearing Care Professional for Miracle-Ear, a local, family-owned business providing hearing health care services in Biloxi. You do not need industry experience for this position! What you do need...
Books-A-Million, the nation’s second largest retailer of books, toys, tech and more, is always looking for leaders who can support our retail organization in achieving it goals. We are seeking candidates with 3-5 years’ experience in retail management, responsible for providing exceptional customer engagement, leading and motivating a team of associates to achieve sales goals, and delivering sales...
Overview: As a Commission Sales Associate, you will be the most critical link in ensuring that our customers have a rewarding experience that will keep them coming back to Macy's time after time. You will become a part of a dynamic selling environment where your fashion sense and selling strength will make you an important part of our team. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Clinical Account Specialist - Pittsburgh, PA - Biosense Webster-9721140716 Description Biosense Webster, Inc (BWI), a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Clinical Account Specialist for the Pittsburgh, PA area. Hi-Tech meets Medical Devices at Biosense Webster! If you want to work with brilliant people...
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Inside Technical Sales Representative

Salaries

$29,120.00 - $96,000.00
Typical Salary for Inside Technical Sales Representative
(410 Respondents)
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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)
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