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Marketing & Sales Representative

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Develops marketing strategy and sells products or services on behalf of a company. Plans marketing campaigns, creates marketing materials and identifies new customers. Generates sales and works to meet company sales goals.

Job Outlook

There were 189 Marketing & Sales Representative job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 4584 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Sales Representative industry, which includes the Marketing & Sales Representative career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Marketing & Sales Representative jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $49,242.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $44,408.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Marketing & Sales Representative postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $40,651.

Education and Experience

Posted Marketing & Sales Representative jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree6%
Bachelor's Degree54%
Master's Degree4%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other36%

Posted Marketing & Sales Representative jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years78%
3 to 5 years18%
6 to 8 years1%
9+ years3%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Marketing & Sales Representative positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (47%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (18%)
  • Organizational Skills (17%)
  • Building Effective Relationships (17%)
  • Creativity (14%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Sales (93%)
  • Marketing (92%)
  • Customer Service (26%)
  • Prospective Clients (20%)
  • Marketing Sales (15%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Sales Goals (13%)
  • Social Media (13%)
  • Digital Marketing (13%)
  • Customer Contact (13%)
  • Cleaning (11%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Business-to-Business Sales (6%)
  • Sales Calls (5%)
  • Customer Acquisition (5%)
  • Inside Sales (4%)
  • Account Management (4%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Sales Management (4%) – marginal value $5,974
  • Direct Mail (2%) – marginal value $4,185

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Marketing & Sales Representative skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Sales And Marketing Representative
  • Marketing Sales Representative
  • Sales/Marketing Representative
  • Marketing And Sales Representative
  • Sales & Marketing Representative

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Marketing & Sales Representative jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Harbor Healthcare (77)
  • Alder Holdings Llc (63)
  • Matchstick Marketing (60)
  • Metasense Marketing (59)
  • Mpower Direct (57)

North Carolina

  • Alder Holdings Llc (19)
  • Tru Realm (9)
  • Ri Greensboro (8)
  • Innovation Station (8)
  • Servpro Of Orange County/South Durham/Meridian (6)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!

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