Sales Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.

Sales Managers

About this Career Path

Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.

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Environment

Sales managers often are required to travel. Most sales managers work full time, and they often have to work additional hours on evenings and weekends.

Salary Breakdown

Sales Managers

$147,580

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$63,170

ENTRY LEVEL

$132,290

MID LEVEL

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EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Sales Managers

59,237

Current Available Jobs

425,800

Projected job openings through 2030

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Top Expected Tasks

Sales Managers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Sales Managers

K

KNOWLEDGE

Sales and Marketing

K

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

K

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

K

KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

K

KNOWLEDGE

Education and Training

S

SKILL

Persuasion

S

SKILL

Active Listening

S

SKILL

Speaking

S

SKILL

Coordination

S

SKILL

Critical Thinking

A

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

A

ABILITY

Oral Expression

A

ABILITY

Written Comprehension

A

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning

A

ABILITY

Speech Clarity