Sales representative, often called sales reps, are responsible for servicing existing accounts (paying customers), generating new orders/sales, and developing new accounts, leading to additional sales. Sales reps are said to be Inside or Outside reps depending upon whether their primary mode of customer engagement is on the phone (inside) or in person (outside). Inside sales representatives are usually tasked with selling lower-priced products and services while outside sales representatives are more likely to attend many client meetings, spend longer developing relationships, create targeted presentations and sales packages and ultimately, sign longer lasting and higher value deals.
The skills of a sales representative are strong customer service, an ability to book sales calls as well as a knack for closing deals (making sales), self-confidence and an ability to speak confidently about an industry as well as a company's product/services. While most sales reps work within an industry for most of their career, the core skills of a sales representative are easily translatable into many industries across nearly any location.See Job Listings Get Job Alerts
Below is the national average for Sales Representative salaries as well as what you can expect in top paying cities.
Sales Representative salaries can vary widely across companies. Here are some of the top paying companies you should consider.