|Quick Facts: Sales Managers|
$98,530 per year
$47.37 per hour
|1 to 5 years|
|12% (About as fast as average)|
Sales managers direct organizations' sales teams. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for the organization’s sales representatives.
Sales managers are often required to travel. Most sales managers work full time, and long hours, including evenings and weekends, are common.
Most sales managers have a bachelor’s degree and work experience as a sales representative.
The median annual wage of sales managers was $98,530 in May 2010.
Employment of sales managers is expected to grow 12 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As the economy grows, organizations will focus on generating new sales through more effective sales management.
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