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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 Charlotte, NC
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
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...
Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your contributions. You'll work with other talented people who share your passion for doing great work that's in the best interest of our clients. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to make your mark at the office - and a difference in your community. So if you're tal...
AUTOMOTIVE SALES CONSULTANTS High Volume Store - over $100K Potential! One of the largest Honda dealers in the State! Training Pay! $5K Sign-On Bonus to Selected Candidates! (details below*) Winner of Presidential Board! Penske HONDA is looking for experienced AUTOMOTIVE SALES CONSULTANTS that understa TOnd the opportunities afforded in working for a world class organization. We almost doubl...
Account Executive - Enghish & Spanish Advertising Agency has an exciting opportunity for a motivated Account Executive to join our vibrant team. Essential duties (not all-inclusive): • Represents the agency's needs, requirements, and process to the Client/distributor • Serves as liaison between client & agency • Guides day-to-day development of all Client projects • Acquires thorough knowled...
Title: Agronomy Sales (RT 194-14) Reports to: Agronomy Manager Location: Parkers Prairie, MN Compensation: $65,000 +/- plus bonus Benefits: Full Benefit package + Company Vehicle About Our Client and the Role Our client is a leading provider of agronomy products and services, energy, and grain in the Minnesota farm supply market. The Agronomy Sales Rep will be selling products and services t...
A Dream Job For Inside Sales Closers Listen Clear is looking for highly motivated Inside Sales closers with heavy inbound and outbound sales experience who desire a dream job with a thriving and expanding organization. Listen Clear is a leader in hearing aid manufacturing and distribution. Our company is expanding rapidly. We need more dynamite team players for inside sales. If you have expertis...
If you are confident in your abilities and would like the opportunity to try something new we are looking for energetic people with 5+ year’s sales experience or business ownership experience who would like an opportunity as an Outside Sales Rep with our company. SMS is the largest full-service business development firm specializing in small to mid-sized businesses in the US and Canada. Through t...
State Farm Insurance and Financial Services Agent The State Farm Agent Opportunity. Join the nation's leading auto and home insurance company as a State Farm Agent and experience personal success running your own agency in your own community. State Farm, ranked in the top 50 on the Fortune 500 list of companies, is seeking individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to work in Scr...
Comdata Inc. is a leading business-to-business provider of innovative electronic payment solutions. As an issuer and a processor, the company provides fleet, corporate payment, healthcare, virtual card, and prepaid solutions to over 30,000 customers. Comdata’s SVS division is a global gift card and loyalty innovator that manages over 600 million cards and processes over 1 billion transactions from...
Life-changers work here CareFusion Life-changers find innovative ways to improve our customers' ability to provide healthcare to their patients. One way is our search for bold and inspired employees across the globe. Are you ready to change lives? Join our 15,000 employees to help clinicians solve some of healthcare's most critical challenges. Meet one of our Life-changers. http://www.youtube.co...
Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world's best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our rema...
Overview As the Sales Representative (Business Products Specialist), you’ll market our business property and casualty insurance, pension plans, group benefits and business life insurance to our target market accounts. We are seeking a self motivated professional to join our premier sales force of distinguished individuals to provide the strength, protection and vigilance needed in today’s world ...
You can expect a lot from working at Target. An inclusive, enthusiastic team. A company focused on community. A brand that puts guests first. And the fun and flexibility of a job that works for you. Target is currently hiring for the following Team Member and Team Leader positions. Cashier Team Member Backroom Team Member Fitting Room/Operator Team Member Guest Service Team Leader Merchandis...
State Farm Insurance and Financial Services Agent The State Farm Agent Opportunity. Join the nation's leading auto and home insurance company as a State Farm Agent and experience personal success running your own agency in your own community. State Farm, ranked in the top 50 on the Fortune 500 list of companies, is seeking individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to work in Wil...
State Farm Insurance and Financial Services Agent The State Farm Agent Opportunity. Join the nation's leading auto and home insurance company as a State Farm Agent and experience personal success running your own agency in your own community. State Farm, ranked in the top 50 on the Fortune 500 list of companies, is seeking individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to work in St ...

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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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