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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 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 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...
TAKE YOUR CAREER TO A CLEARLY BETTER PLACE. Western PA's Automotive Leader is Hiring. Find Out if Our Workplace Works for You. #1 Cochran COCHRAN.COM IMPORT AUTOMOTIVE SALES OPPORTUNITY SOUTH HILLS HYUNDAI #1 Cochran, the largest automotive retailer in Western Pennsylvania, is actively seeking sales professionals for its high volume South Hills Hyundai store on West Liberty Avenue. We are looking ...
FRONT ROOM furnishings THE LIVING ROOM EXPERTS. DISTRIBUTION CENTER OPPORTUNITIES FrontRoom Furnishings is looking for enthusiastic, energetic warehouse professionals to join our Distribution Center. We offer career opportunities and a great team atmosphere to insure your success. Positions are available for: Warehouse Supervisors Delivery Drivers and Helpers Furniture Repair Technicians Receiving...
ENTRY LEVEL Customer Service and Sales positions Adaptable Business Concepts, Inc. Adaptable Inc. is currently hiring entry level individuals with a customer service & sales background for the Account Manager position. We have found that candidates working in retail, restaurant, hospitality, or customer service positions are very easy to train for our Account Manager position. We specialize in a...
Adaptable Business Concepts is one of the leading firms in Pennsylvania that specializes in marketing and sales. Our innovative and proven business models have pushed us time and again to the forefront of a highly competitive sales and marketing industry. We were voted as one of Philadelphia’s 101 Best and Brightest companies to work for in 2014! Adaptable is an outsourcing direct marketing compa...
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: "TMUS") is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile US operates its flagship...
Join our team and join something big! The innovative marketing and sales start up -- nearing its 3rd anniversary in Milwaukee– has a track record of revolutionizing and inventing some of the industries greatest marketing campaigns. Our diversifying client portfolio – technology, wireless, fiber -- fuels endless consumer excitement and buzz. And who doesn’t want to be a part of that? Requirement...
Company Confidential Milwaukee, WI, 53218
Regional Sales Managers CableMaster Corporation is looking for experienced, aggressive, assertive, and motivated candidates to develop new wire and cable business with prospective and existing customers. Positive attitudes, good communication skills, and a sense of urgency are a must. Candidates must be fast-paced, goal oriented individuals. We provide exceptional training to help you maximize yo...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...

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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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