Some of the skills we found on regional sales representative resumes included "customer service," "sales goals," and "sales process." We have detailed the most important regional sales representative responsibilities below.
We've found that 77.1% of regional sales representatives have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 7.0% earned their master's degrees before becoming a regional sales representative. While it's true that most regional sales representatives have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every eight regional sales representatives did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those regional sales representatives who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or marketing degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for regional sales representatives include communication degrees or psychology degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a regional sales representative. We've found that most regional sales representative resumes include experience from Humana, CircuitVision, and Illinois Tool Works. Of recent, Humana had 37 positions open for regional sales representatives. Meanwhile, there are 28 job openings at CircuitVision and 14 at Illinois Tool Works.
Since salary is important to some regional sales representatives, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Oracle, General Electric, and Trimble. If you were to take a closer look at Oracle, you'd find that the average regional sales representative salary is $111,926. Then at General Electric, regional sales representatives receive an average salary of $89,952, while the salary at Trimble is $79,415.
We also looked into companies who hire regional sales representatives from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Novartis, Eli Lilly and Company, and Altria.
For the most part, regional sales representatives make their living in the manufacturing and health care industries. Regional sales representatives tend to make the most in the pharmaceutical industry with an average salary of $94,005. The regional sales representative annual salary in the health care and technology industries generally make $69,272 and $61,972 respectively. Additionally, regional sales representatives who work in the pharmaceutical industry make 64.8% more than regional sales representatives in the retail Industry.