Sales Managers

Sales managers direct organizations' sales teams.

Career Details

Duties/Responsibilities: Sales managers set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for the organization’s sales representatives.


Average Hours/Working Schedule: Most sales managers work full time. Long hours, including evenings and weekends, are common


Working location(s): Many sales managers travel to national, regional, and local offices and to dealers’ and distributors’ offices.


Salary/Wage Potential: The median annual wage of sales managers was $98,530 in May 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $49,960, and the top 10 percent earned more than $166,400.

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