Some of the skills we found on head of sales resumes included "sales goals," "sales process," and "crm." We have detailed the most important head of sales responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a head of sales. We found that 62.0% of heads of sales have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 12.7% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most heads of sales have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every eight heads of sales were not college graduates.
Those heads of sales who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a finance degree. Less commonly earned degrees for heads of sales include a marketing degree or a communication degree.
Once you're ready to become a head of sales, you should explore the companies that typically hire heads of sales. According to head of sales resumes that we searched through, heads of sales are hired the most by Google, Stripe, and WarnerMedia. Currently, Google has 9 head of sales job openings, while there are 5 at Stripe and 4 at WarnerMedia.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, heads of sales tend to earn the biggest salaries at Google, RBS Securities, and Texas Capital Bancshares. Take Google for example. The median head of sales salary is $222,013. At RBS Securities, heads of sales earn an average of $220,119, while the average at Texas Capital Bancshares is $216,232. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Macy's, AT&T;, and Verizon Communications. These three companies have hired a significant number of heads of sales from these institutions.
For the most part, heads of sales make their living in the retail and finance industries. Heads of sales tend to make the most in the finance industry with an average salary of $180,556. The head of sales annual salary in the manufacturing and technology industries generally make $162,872 and $160,820 respectively. Additionally, heads of sales who work in the finance industry make 13.4% more than heads of sales in the telecommunication Industry.