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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...
Having Trouble Viewing This Job Posting? Here is a text only version: Crye-Leike Crye-Leike Real Estate Agent: Would Working at Crye-Leike in Collierville Be a Good Fit For You? Find Out Now by Taking the CCI... Why Do Some Succeed While Others Fail? Each year, a group of individuals in Collierville decide to start a new career in real estate sales. Some of these new agents gain traction quick...
The Business Development Manager is a field based position responsible for maintaining and growing existing key account relationships as well as identifying and generating new business in Small-Medium Business (SMB) accounts with 250-2,500 end users within a defined territory. The Business Development Manager’s overall responsibilities include meeting or exceeding revenue and GP targets; prospecti...
We provide businesses with successful marketing solutions. Since 1997, out strategies have and continue to help businesses increase sales, increase market share, and identify and develop their brand. If you love to travel, enjoy being away from home, working in different areas of the state during the year and want to earn uncapped commissions. Our sales position may be for you. Responsibilities:...
We provide businesses with successful marketing solutions. Since 1997, out strategies have and continue to help businesses increase sales, increase market share, and identify and develop their brand. If you love to travel, enjoy being away from home, working in different areas of the state during the year and want to earn uncapped commissions. Our sales position may be for you. Responsibilities:...
We provide businesses with successful marketing solutions. Since 1997, out strategies have and continue to help businesses increase sales, increase market share, and identify and develop their brand. If you love to travel, enjoy being away from home, working in different areas of the state during the year and want to earn uncapped commissions. Our sales position may be for you. Responsibilities:...
We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. As an independent insurance agent representing Aflac, you’ll have the opportunity to build your own business and enjoy a flexible work schedule, while being backed with the support of a Fortune 500 company and...
We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. As an independent insurance agent representing Aflac, you’ll have the opportunity to build your own business and enjoy a flexible work schedule, while being backed with the support of a Fortune 500 company and...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. As an independent insurance agent representing Aflac, you’ll have the opportunity to build your own business and enjoy a flexible work schedule, while being backed with the support of a Fortune 500 company and...
We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. As an independent insurance agent representing Aflac, you’ll have the opportunity to build your own business and enjoy a flexible work schedule, while being backed with the support of a Fortune 500 company and...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. As an independent insurance agent representing Aflac, you’ll have the opportunity to build your own business and enjoy a flexible work schedule, while being backed with the support of a Fortune 500 company and...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. As an independent insurance agent representing Aflac, you’ll have the opportunity to build your own business and enjoy a flexible work schedule, while being backed with the support of a Fortune 500 company and...
We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. As an independent insurance agent representing Aflac, you’ll have the opportunity to build your own business and enjoy a flexible work schedule, while being backed with the support of a Fortune 500 company and...

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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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