|Quick Facts: Sales Managers|
|2014 Median Pay||
$110,660 per year
$53.20 per hour
|Typical Entry-Level Education||Bachelor's degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||Less than 5 years|
|Number of Jobs, 2014||376,300|
|Job Outlook, 2014-24||5% (As fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2014-24||19,000|
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 $110,660 in May 2014.
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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