Salary for Sales Managers

Also known as:  District Sales Manager, E-Commerce Director, Export Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Sales Account Manager, Sales Director, Territory Sales Manager

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National Sales Managers have many responsibilities, not the least of which is ensuring that the sales goals of the company are met each quarter. They will be required to work with and oversee sales associates and retail managers within the company, and will likely be called upon to set specific sales targets and goals and assist with training and quality control procedures. While there is no specific degree that is typically required to hold this position, most individuals start out with ample experience in retail and sales-based careers. Sales Managers usually are paid a standard yearly salary; many are also allotted a commission or performance-based bonus.

A Sales Manager will normally receive an average salary on a scale from 88000 and 132000 depending on the level of education. Sales Managers will normally receive average salaries of One Hundred Fourteen Thousand Two Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Sales Managers have the best average pay in New York, where they get an average salary rate of approximating $156800. People in this career receive the best pay in Finance and Insurance, where they can earn job pay of $137940.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 20.18 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Sales Managers tend to make the most in the following industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $137,940
Finance and Insurance $133,430
Information $131,960
Wholesale Trade $127,780
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $124,300
Management of Companies and Enterprises $121,410
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $75,100
Public Administration $86,140
Retail Trade $87,740
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $90,860
Other Services (except Public Administration) $93,530
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $99,180
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