Wholesalers and Manufacturing
What Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives Do
Wholesale and manufacturing
sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to
businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact
customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers
may have, and negotiate prices.
How to Become a Wholesale or Manufacturing Sales Representative
Educational requirements vary for sales representatives and depend on the type of product sold. If the products are not scientific or technical, a high school diploma may be enough for entry into the occupation. If the products are scientific or technical, sales representatives typically need at least a bachelor's degree.
Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives was $59,080 in May 2015. Employment of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives is projected to grow 7 percent.