Most sales support representatives list "sales support," "phone calls," and "pos" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important sales support representative responsibilities here:
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Before becoming a sales support representative, 55.5% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 3.8% sales support representatives went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most sales support representatives have a college degree. But about one out of every six sales support representatives didn't attend college at all.
Those sales support representatives who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a marketing degree. Less commonly earned degrees for sales support representatives include a communication degree or a psychology degree.
When you're ready to become a sales support representative, you might wonder which companies hire sales support representatives. According to our research through sales support representative resumes, sales support representatives are mostly hired by Bath & Body Works, Builders FirstSource, and Humana. Now is a good time to apply as Bath & Body Works has 147 sales support representatives job openings, and there are 90 at Builders FirstSource and 15 at Humana.
Since salary is important to some sales support representatives, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at NetApp, Morgan Stanley, and Cottage Health. If you were to take a closer look at NetApp, you'd find that the average sales support representative salary is $52,978. Then at Morgan Stanley, sales support representatives receive an average salary of $49,176, while the salary at Cottage Health is $46,045.
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Some other companies you might be interested in as a sales support representative include Vector Marketing, Dell, and AT&T.; These three companies were found to hire the most sales support representatives from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, sales support representatives make their living in the manufacturing and retail industries. Sales support representatives tend to make the most in the finance industry with an average salary of $45,182. The sales support representative annual salary in the technology and telecommunication industries generally make $43,486 and $41,174 respectively. Additionally, sales support representatives who work in the finance industry make 17.8% more than sales support representatives in the professional Industry.