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 they often have to work additional hours on evenings and weekends.
Most sales managers have a bachelor's degree and work experience as a sales representative.
The median annual wage for sales managers was $113,860 in May 2015.
Employment of sales managers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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.
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