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Occupation Title: Sales Managers

Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-2022

Sample Job Titles: Sales Manager, Vice President of Sales, Director of Sales, District Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Sales Supervisor, General Manager, Sales and Marketing Vice President, Sales Representative, Store Manager

Salary Chart Market Research Analysts

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 319,300
2011: 328,230
2012: 344,730
2013: 352,220
2014: 358,920

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 106,900
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 
(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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