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Sales Managers

Overview

Sales managers direct a company's sales program by managing staff, working with dealers and distributors, setting prices for products and services, analyzing sales data, establishing sales goals, and implementing plans that improve sales performance. They may oversee an entire company, a geographical territory of a company's operations, or a specific department within a company. There are 376,300 sales managers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Enterprising

Organized

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Vice-President of Sales or College Professor

Sales Manager

Assistant Sales Manager

Sales Representative

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