Feeling the need for that new Porsche? Looking to buy a mansion in LA? Well it all might be more achievable then you think with a sales career in one of the following industries.
- Financial Services Sales Agents
A career within the financial services industry is always big business but being the agent to advise a potential investor could mean big money for you. Also known as a financial advisor, it would be your responsibility to advise clients how to invest their money and what could have the biggest pay-off. Senior financial advisors can earn in the region of £60,000. This is a career where, if you are good at your job, recommendations and word of mouth will take you places.
- Sales Engineers
A sales engineer, as you guessed it, combines sales with engineering. The typical responsibilities for a sales engineer include sourcing the best rates for products and materials required for the business. So if relationship selling is something that is your bag then being a sales engineer could be the job for you! The average salary for a sales engineer starts at £30,000 and only goes up the bigger the organisation you work for.
- Luxury Items Sales Representatives
Now this is a fantastic job if you are driven by commission. Not only will there be monetary incentives but luxury brands usually always offer products and/or services to their sales representatives. If you are into your designer brands, think of the goods you could get. Regarding salary, it is difficult to put a price on how much on average you could be earning as it is so heavily commission based. Therefore the better sales representative you are the more you can earn.
- Sales Managers
As you are aware the higher up you are in a company the more money that you will earn, so naturally a sales manager will be earning the big bucks. Just think of how much you could earn being a regional sales manager, being responsible for a whole section of the UK! The typical salary for a regional sales manager starts at £35,000 per year.
- Real Estate Brokers
This is a career that can be very well paid if you are working at the higher end of the market. Typical estate agent fees vary between 0.75% to 3.0% meaning that if you are selling a million pound property potentially you could be earning £30,000 – not bad for one sale! Just think of how much you could earn in a month…
If a career in sales is something which may interest you why not study a Sales & Marketing course at CU Coventry, CU Scarborough or CU London. Courses are available at Foundation, HNC, HND and Degree level.