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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...
Description As an Inside Sales Manager, you will be overseeing a team of Outside B2B Regional Account Executives that sell Company Merchant Services Products. These products include credit card, debit card and check processing services as well as business financing for small and medium size businesses Nationwide. All of the business appointments for your salespeople will be provided by the compan...
Founded in 1971, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries is a chain of retail stores operating under the names Bed Bath & Beyond in the United States and Canada, as well as, Christmas Tree Shops, Harmon, Harmon Face Values and buybuy BABY in the United States. The Company sells a wide assortment of merchandise principally including domestics merchandise and home furnishings as well as food, giftwa...
Licensed Agents PA/NJ/DE Commercial real estate at its best. Work w/existing accts, natl chains, savvy developers. Exp pref/will train licensed agents. Resume to ***** Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News...
Arrow Recovery Group Inc. is an electronics recycling company that processes product material in their facilities located in Fremont and Los Angeles, CA. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develop the growth of business activities and profit with assigned accounts and in assigned territories. Investigate new potential sources of scrap catalytic converters. • Full responsibility of internal an...
We are seeking an Outside Salesperson that will meet sales objectives by calling on businesses throughout Wichita. This position offers top pay: With an annual salary plus commission, it has the potential to earn $65K-$75K annually for highly motivated individuals. This position will be responsible for the marketing fence to new customers and continue to maintain relationships with existing custom...
You know how to communicate with customers to find out what they need—and what solutions can fill those needs. Our dedicated Sales professionals receive award-winning training so they can present our game-changing technologies, products and services to the world. Responsibilities About Verizon Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest...
You know how to communicate with customers to find out what they need—and what solutions can fill those needs. Our dedicated Sales professionals receive award-winning training so they can present our game-changing technologies, products and services to the world. Responsibilities About Verizon Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest...
Bell Techlogix is a provider of integrated technology and service solutions for organizations throughout the United States. Bell Techlogix is a partner and trusted advisor to clients for designing, implementing, and managing technology solutions that directly result in decreased costs, increased customer retention, improved service levels and operational efficiencies for small, mid-sized and Fortu...
United Career Fairs is a national recruiting solution that specializes in Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Customer Service, Retail & Sales Management. We have over 20 years of experience in producing our events in major markets across the country. We host over 150 events annually, and are proud of the relationships we have established with Fortune 500 companies as well as local small busin...
Advertising Sales Representative / Outside Sales Representative COMPANY OVERVIEW The primary purpose of L.A.W. Publications is to educate children and adults about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse, as well as a variety of safety issues such as bullying, identity theft, internet safety and gang-related violence prevention. We hope to accomplish our purpose by: • Working hand in hand with lo...
Group Copy Supervisor Circa, is hiring for a Group Copy Supervisor! Circa is an independent, full-service advertising agency, located in Exton, PA that specializes in the animal health, pharma, medical device and diagnostics, and biotech industries. Circa's creative capabilities include print, interactive, strategy and marketing expertise, and brand development. At Circa, we're all about CREATIN...
You know how to communicate with customers to find out what they need—and what solutions can fill those needs. Our dedicated Sales professionals receive award-winning training so they can present our game-changing technologies, products and services to the world. Responsibilities About Verizon Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest...
COME FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE FUTURE OF AWESOME Give your sales career The power of XFINITY XFINITY’s suite of products and services offer customers just about everything they need to manage their entertainment, information and even home automation and home security needs. And if you have the special qualities we’re seeking – tenacity, good listening skills, a tech mindset and the ability to stru...
Getting It Done At Labor Ready Everyone likes to feel pride in their work. At Labor Ready, we make that happen. We have opportunities right now for hardworking people looking for a reliable paycheck. You can find flexible assignments in construction, manufacturing, retail, warehousing, events, hospitality, waste, restoration, and auto services. Labor Ready is currently hiring for Retail Stocker ...
JOB DESCRIPTION Our Company Athena Marketing, Inc. provides sales and marketing outsourcing services for Fortune 500 companies nationwide. Our clients contract with us to increase their market share using our proven direct sales approach. We effectively reach and influence our clients’ target market through focused, in-person sales campaigns. Our sales presentation is face-to-face, allowing us t...

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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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