|Quick Facts: Sales Managers|
|2012 Median Pay||$105,260 per year
$50.60 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||Less than 5 years|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||359,300|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||8% (As fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||29,800|
What Sales Managers Do
Sales managers direct organizations’ sales teams. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for organizations’ sales representatives.
Sales managers often are required to travel. Most sales managers work full time, and long hours, including evenings and weekends, are common.
How to Become a Sales Manager
Most sales managers have a bachelor’s degree and work experience as a sales representative.
The median annual wage for sales managers was $105,260 in May 2012.
Employment of sales managers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth of these managers will depend primarily on growth or contraction in the industries that employ them.