Regional sales manager career path
At the beginning of your job search, you might be wondering how to grow in your sales career. We’ve got you covered. Here at NCW, we’re always looking for someone to get the job done and we’re here to help you along the way to a regional sales manager career path.
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Regional Sales Manager Job Overview
We think you have what it takes to be a regional sales manager, do you?
What exactly does a regional sales manager do? As you manage several districts within your region, you’ll be responsible for adjusting sales goals and procedures based on what’s appropriate for each district. Be prepared to design and recommend sales programs, set short- and long-term sales strategies, and increase the region’s sale volume by evaluating and implementing those strategies. These duties make your role an integral part of your company’s success.
Key requirements to be a regional sales manager:
Regional sales manager roles and responsibilities will generally stay the same in every sales manager job description; however, depending on industry, you may have a few differing tasks. Keep an eye out for changes – you may not meet all the regional sales manager roles and responsibilities in pharma, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be a fit in manufacturing!
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Here are some trends we’ve noticed in the sales management industry:
Track trends in your industry to stay up to date on future opportunities.
Hiring trends in the sales management industry
Following trends in your industry is crucial for understanding your own projected job growth. For example, online shopping is expected to increase, and brick and mortar retail stores are expected to increase growth in competition with online retailers. This steady growth between competing industries sustains demand for sales managers (BLS).
You may enjoy this position if you have interests in:
Enterprising — Work involves managing, negotiating, marketing, or selling, typically in a business setting, or leading or advising people in political and legal situations.
Conventionality — Work involves following procedures and regulations to organize information or data, typically in a business setting. Conventional occupations are often associated with office work, accounting, mathematics/statistics, information technology, finance, or human resources.
Once you start your career as a regional sales manager there are several related jobs to consider:
Job Titles Similar to Regional Sales Manager:
- Area Sales Manager
- Territory Sales Manager
- District Sales Manager
- Regional Sales Director
- Sales Operations Manager
- Outside Sales Representative
NCW works with top clients around the country and hires for all of these roles. Get in touch with a recruiter today to talk through your career path and find your next opportunity.
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So, how much can you earn?
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According to market data via Salary.com, a regional sales manager’s salary can range between $102.3k and $175.2k with a median salary of $123.9k based on factors like location, experience, and industry.
Here’s the breakdown:
These five states have the top annual mean wages:
- New York – $231,280
- New Jersey – $198,840
- Virginia – $179,420
- Colorado – $178,080
- Washington – $172,330
Median annual income by education: (Zippia)
- Some College/associate degree – $71,682
- High School Diploma or less – $71,737
- Bachelor’s Degree – $93,781
- Doctorate Degree – $100,141
- Master’s Degree – $105,965
These top five industries employ the most regional sales managers: (Zippia)
- Health Care
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