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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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The Rental Sales Agent provides a superior, friendly, and efficient transaction (at time of rental and return) using the company approved sales and service techniques. Facilitates the rental process through verification and documentation of all necessary driver information to provide for an efficient and timely rental and return experience. Performs all responsibilities with a focus on the wants a...
First Data President's Club JOB DESCRIPTION We are looking for business savvy individuals who are self driven and are able to successfully initiate and carry out an educational conversation that pertains to the many benefits and lowest rates that National Merchant Services has to offer to business owners nationwide. This includes qualifying business owners for a rate reduction and/or our new top o...
First Data President's Club JOB DESCRIPTION We are looking for business savvy individuals who are self driven and are able to successfully initiate and carry out an educational conversation that pertains to the many benefits and lowest rates that National Merchant Services has to offer to business owners nationwide. This includes qualifying business owners for a rate reduction and/or our new top o...
First Data President's Club JOB DESCRIPTION We are looking for business savvy individuals who are self driven and are able to successfully initiate and carry out an educational conversation that pertains to the many benefits and lowest rates that National Merchant Services has to offer to business owners nationwide. This includes qualifying business owners for a rate reduction and/or our new top o...
Commission + Residual Income Sales Position 1099 North American Processing Solutions is a nationwide provider of credit card processing services and Internet commerce solutions to small and mid-sized businesses. As part of our nationwide expansion, we are seeking career minded Account Executives to join our Sales Team. Due to our strategic relationships with multiple credit card processors, we off...
Overview: Tired of working at run-down properties? The Richdale Group is looking for highly skilled experienced Maintenance Engineers for our luxury apartment community in the Dallas area. Responsibilities: Completes all maintenance work orders, including electrical, plumbing, air conditioning (HVAC), and appliance. Maintains all equipment to ensure safety and equipment upkeep. Maintains common ar...
This is an exciting opportunity to grow your retail sales career and experience unlimited earning potential in an innovative, team-oriented environment. Our proprietary products, exclusive distribution, best-in-class sales training and relationship-based sales process enable you to build lifelong relationships and a rewarding, long-term career. Our retail sales professionals convey a passion for o...
National Merchant Services; First Data Presidents Club awarded For Fastest Growing ISO WHO WE ARE National Merchant Services is a leading provider of customized and affordable credit card processing solutions for all kinds of businesses. We facilitate secure, fast, and reliable transactions for all businesses without compromising the close personal attention that our one on one account manager and...
National Merchant Services; First Data Presidents Club awarded For Fastest Growing ISO WHO WE ARE National Merchant Services is a leading provider of customized and affordable credit card processing solutions for all kinds of businesses. We facilitate secure, fast, and reliable transactions for all businesses without compromising the close personal attention that our one on one account manager and...
First Data President's Club JOB DESCRIPTION We are looking for business savvy individuals who are self driven and are able to successfully initiate and carry out an educational conversation that pertains to the many benefits and lowest rates that National Merchant Services has to offer to business owners nationwide. This includes qualifying business owners for a rate reduction and/or our new top o...
Managing Director (Rosemont, Des Plaines, Park Ridge) Green Streets LLC has an immediate opening a for team oriented, highly motivated, and energetic Marketing Manager for its new Illinois location. This position requires exceptional interpersonal skills as well as a DRIVE to achieve and support the companies initiative to expand. With 3 locations in the Wisconsin area, we are exited to be expandi...
Top Salespeople Wanted - High Commissions + Generous Residual Income North American Processing Solutions is a nationwide provider of credit card processing services and e-commerce solutions to small and mid-sized businesses. We are seeking career minded Sales Representatives to join our sales team in a recession-proof industry. We are a full service Merchant Processing company offering our clients...
Sears Home Improvement Products and Services, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is one of America's largest home improvement companies for siding and windows installation with operations in 45 states. Our products include siding, custom manufactured and installed windows, custom home entry doors, kitchen remodeling, custom cabinet refacing and Heating V...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Sales Consultant (Spine) - Sioux City, Iowa- DePuy Synthes Spine-3243140206 Description DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for an Associate Sales Consultant in Sioux City, Iowa. DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopedic and neurological bus...
Diamond Resorts International will be conducting interviews at the Cottonwood Department of Employment and training Friday April 25th 9am - 1:00pm. We are recruiting for full time openings, Child Care Attendant, Tour Receptionist, Concierge, Gifter, Sales Agents, Outside Marketing Agents. Please contact to schedule an interview: Ms Kitty W Roberts, AZ-DES Employment Service. 1500 E Cherry St Ste F...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Sales Consultant - Charleston, SC - Depuy-Synthes-6800140319 Description DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for a Spine Sales Consultant in Charleston, SC region. DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological business in the world. DePu...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Account Manager-Miami, FL-Sterilmed(Stm-Sales)-2945140319 Description Sterilmed a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for an Account Manager for the Miami, Florida area. As an FDA-registered medical device manufacturer, we provide an affordable solution for hospitals faced with the challenge of reducing costs...
First Data President's Club JOB DESCRIPTION We are looking for business savvy individuals who are self driven and are able to successfully initiate and carry out an educational conversation that pertains to the many benefits and lowest rates that National Merchant Services has to offer to business owners nationwide. This includes qualifying business owners for a rate reduction and/or our new top o...
Business brokerage is a niche industry that offers opportunity and unlimited earning potential. Regardless of the economic environment, people buy and sell businesses for many reasons. In the US, where 20% of the 16M private small businesses are for sale at any one time, there is a huge opportunity for intermediaries. Professional business brokers deal with both current and potential business owne...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Ethicon Sales Representative-Territory Lead(TL)-Columbus, GA-Ethicon US, LLC-5239140418 Description The Ethicon US LLC, a part of the Global Surgery Group within the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Territory Lead located in Columbus, GA Ethicon US, LLC, a division of Johnson & Johnson, is a trusted world-wide l...
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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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