DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Occupational Description:Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 11 - 7 County Twin Cities||22,550||810||$37.90/hr||$0.85/hr||$17.19/hr||$23.36/hr||$32.50/hr||$44.92/hr||$64.19/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||6,370||$40.42/hr||N/A|
|Public Relations Specialists||2,970||$27.49/hr||N/A|
|Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products||2,090||$28.29/hr||N/A|
|Demonstrators and Product Promoters||N/A||$10.92/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
- Contacts regular and prospective customers to solicit orders.
- Meets with customers to demonstrate and explain features of products.
- Reviews sales records and current market information to determine value or sales potential of product.
- Prepares lists of prospective customers.
- Prepares drawings, estimates, and bids to meet specific needs of customer.
- Writes reports on sales and products.
- Assembles and stocks product displays in retail stores.
- Forwards orders to manufacturer.
- Investigates and resolves customer complaints.
- Assists and advises retail dealers in use of sales promotion techniques.
- Instructs customers in use of products.
- Completes sales contracts or forms to record sales information.
- Oversees delivery or installation of products or equipment.
- Obtains credit information on prospective customers.
- Estimates delivery dates and arranges delivery schedules.
- Answers questions about products, prices, durability and credit terms.
- Recommends products to customers, based on customer's specific needs and interests.