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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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Friedman Electric provides the products, experience and expertise our customers need to get the job done, quickly, easily and profitably. Serving the needs of customers for electrical, lighting, telecom and automation products, Friedman Electric has a 65 year tradition of providing personalized service that makes a difference in how we work with our customers. Our 228 managers and employees in our...
SPAR Business Services, Inc. is looking for merchandisers with experience! SPAR Business Services, Inc. has a need for Independent Contracting merchandisers to provide monthly service for Pharmacy Retailers. If you have experience in: Drug or pharmacy merchandising Heath and Beauty care Retail resets Customize/modify Plan-O-Grams Reviewing sale history to assist in product purchasing recommendatio...
Best Version Media is currently seeking Sales Executives and Publishers to build and manage exclusive territories. The ideal candidate will have strong persuasive and closing abilities, excellent communication/people skills, entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to lead a team. Primary responsibilities include building a book of business in your local area with a focus on business-to-business (B2...
Radio stations KLLL, KONE, KMMX, and KBTE need local radio account executives to manage existing accounts and to grow our client base. Wilks Broadcast is seeking professional sales people with at least one year of advertising sales or a business/marketing degree. The Wilks sales philosophy includes engaging clients on a daily basis face-to-face at their place of business with customized radio mark...
-Are you ready to use your sales skills selling something people not only need but are actually interested in hearing about? Great Plains Media has an opening for a Radio Sales Advertising Account Executive with our station group in Lawrence, Kansas. If you want to sell for a company that has a true entrepreneurial spirit and not be bogged down by corporate bureaucracy that gets in the way of your...
Best Version Media is currently seeking Sales Executives and Publishers to build and manage exclusive territories. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years outside sales experience with strong persuasive and closing abilities, excellent communication/people skills, entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to lead a team. Primary responsibilities include building a book of business in you...
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...
Premier Choice Health Group provides quality, affordable health insurance to individuals and families with special needs and requirements. All inbound calls.NO COLD CALLING EVER!!! All prospective clients are verified and qualified.you just match the clients with the health insurance product that best suits their needs.it's that easy! PERSONALITY is the key to your success.you must: possess drive,...
Best Version Media is currently seeking Sales Executives and Publishers to build and manage exclusive territories. The ideal candidate will have strong persuasive and closing abilities, excellent communication/people skills, entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to lead a team. Primary responsibilities include building a book of business in your local area with a focus on business-to-business (B2...
What Are You Worth? Beginning a sales career with American Income Life Insurance Company is your Opportunity Unlimited: YOU are in control of how much you earn and how successful you become. We are currently looking for service-minded individuals to fill several sales positions in your area. Incentives & Recognition · Conventions and sales incentive trips to exotic locations · Production awards ·...
Independent Sales Representative - Outside Sales Representative (Sales) – Sales Consultant Selling with the Trident Society is a truly meaningful and rewarding opportunity to help others, while achieving financial stability and career goals with a proven business model! The Company provides leads and a bonus potential of $12,250 within the first 6 months of ramping up! We are the Trident Society,...
SPAR Business Services, Inc. is looking for merchandisers with experience! SPAR Business Services, Inc. has a need for Independent Contracting merchandisers to provide monthly service for Pharmacy Retailers. If you have experience in: Drug or pharmacy merchandising Heath and Beauty care Retail resets Customize/modify Plan-O-Grams Reviewing sale history to assist in product purchasing recommendatio...
SPAR Business Services, Inc. is looking for merchandisers with experience! SPAR Business Services, Inc. has a need for Independent Contracting merchandisers to provide monthly service for Pharmacy Retailers. If you have experience in: Drug or pharmacy merchandising Heath and Beauty care Retail resets Customize/modify Plan-O-Grams Reviewing sale history to assist in product purchasing recommendatio...
SPAR Business Services, Inc. is looking for merchandisers with experience! SPAR Business Services, Inc. has a need for Independent Contracting merchandisers to provide monthly service for Pharmacy Retailers. If you have experience in: Drug or pharmacy merchandising Heath and Beauty care Retail resets Customize/modify Plan-O-Grams Reviewing sale history to assist in product purchasing recommendatio...
SPAR Business Services, Inc. is looking for merchandisers with experience! SPAR Business Services, Inc. has a need for Independent Contracting merchandisers to provide monthly service for Pharmacy Retailers. If you have experience in: Drug or pharmacy merchandising Heath and Beauty care Retail resets Customize/modify Plan-O-Grams Reviewing sale history to assist in product purchasing recommendatio...
SPAR Business Services, Inc. is looking for experienced store remodel merchandisers! Project Description As an Independent Contractor with SPAR Business Services, Inc. you will assist in full store resets which will include category resets, moving/setting up gondolas, unloading trucks, and cleaning debris/shelving. Capabilities Required* Many assignments will require 8-10 man-hours of work per day...
We currently have a dynamic and highly visible position available for an experienced Store Manager Trainee. This individual will cultivate a selling environment within the store by providing leadership and training to associates on product knowledge, selling skills, merchandising standards and customer service. The Store Manager Trainee is responsible for the overall financial performance of the s...
Location: Flexible location however ideally based in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston or New York/New Jersey Limitless opportunities, both upward and outward. Our unwritten culture is that of a fast-paced environment that provides growth opportunities for our people. We encourage our team to do anything they set their minds to, and give them the chance to contribute their under-utilized abilitie...
1. Are you motivated to help others while making money? 2. Do other people think that you are persuasive? 3. Do you have at least 2 years of successful outside sales or entrepreneurial experience? 4. Would you feel comfortable working with an Award Winning Sales and Marketing Team? Trust me, not everyone does. If so, read on. If not, thank you for your time. We believe that the best small and medi...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
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Inside Technical Sales Representative

Salaries

$29,120.00 - $96,000.00
Typical Salary for Inside Technical Sales Representative
(409 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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