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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...
Requirements: Our requirements include: · High school diploma or equivalent · Valid driver’s license with clean driving record and 1-2 years of direct driving experience · Working knowledge of navigational systems · Great interpersonal skills · Job Description: You value communication, thrive on building relationships and have the ability to shine no matter the shifting business requirements. A...
Requirements: License/Certification/Education: Normally B.S. Degree required w/5-7 years of experience. Must have prior supervisory experience. Normally requires a Valid Driver’s License along with a clean driving record. Job Description: Laboratory Corporation of America is seeking a Regional Manager of Business Development to handle our Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas area. Responsible for the...
Apply now, if you are a dynamic person, self-motivated, and have a strong work ethic. Neway Packaging Corp. has been a leading distributor of industrial packaging supplies, packaging equipment, and facility maintenance supplies technology for over 38 years. We have locations throughout the Western United States. Our company offers a challenging and rewarding environment with a tremendous opportun...
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 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...
Our organization has an exciting opportunity for highly qualified and experienced outside sales professionals interested in an unlimited earning potential. Our company is experiencing explosive growth and we are looking for 2 dynamic closer's who thrive in direct sales and territory management to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience in Outside Sales , New Account Management , T...
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 for General Sports Sales Associate: * Fulfill the company defined...
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 for Freight Flow Sales Leader: Supervising the freight flow proce...
With stores across the country, each averaging 15,000-square feet in size, Golf Galaxy is serving an ever-growing golf market and continues to meet the increasing demand. Recent statistics from the National Golf Foundation indicate there are currently an estimated 26.2 million golfers in the United States who spend approximately $24.3 billion on golf equipment and fees annually. As a division of ...
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...

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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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