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What Do Sales Representative Do?

Sales Representative Definition All services sales representatives not listed separately.

  • Sales Associate
  • Business Account Leader
  • Bridal Consultant
  • Marketing Representative
  • Representative

Job Opportunities for Sales Representatives

There were about 983,000 jobs for Sales Representative in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9.7% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 94,900 new jobs for Sales Representative by 2026. There will be an estimated 131,000 positions for Sales Representative per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Sales Representatives in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Sales Representative are Utah, Washington, and Nevada. Watch out if you plan on working in Maine, Alaska, or Vermont. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does a Sales Representative Make?

The salary for Sales Representatives ranges between about $26,300 and $116,090 a year.

Salary Ranges for Sales Representatives

Sales Representatives who work in New Jersey, District of Columbia, or Massachusetts, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Sales Representatives in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $52,810
Alaska $59,120
Arizona $54,520
Arkansas $53,640
California $67,280
Colorado $72,490
Connecticut $70,600
Delaware $67,290
District of Columbia $76,460
Florida $56,550
Georgia $62,170
Hawaii $66,540
Idaho $51,980
Illinois $63,440
Indiana $66,610
Iowa $60,960
Kansas $69,440
Kentucky $55,910
Louisiana $50,770
Maine $57,740
Maryland $75,600
Massachusetts $76,200
Michigan $62,100
Minnesota $64,940
Mississippi $51,240
Missouri $54,920
Montana $50,720
Nebraska $52,740
Nevada $59,250
New Hampshire $69,450
New Jersey $80,470
New Mexico $51,530
New York $77,680
North Carolina $60,490
North Dakota $60,300
Ohio $63,760
Oklahoma $56,240
Oregon $61,870
Pennsylvania $66,800
Rhode Island $62,580
South Carolina $49,670
South Dakota $49,060
Tennessee $57,560
Texas $61,060
Utah $58,580
Vermont $58,630
Virginia $76,130
Washington $71,730
West Virginia $48,640
Wisconsin $56,630
Wyoming $52,590

Where Sales Representatives Work

Sales Representative Sectors

The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

Sales Representative Industries

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