Career Details

Local Sales Manager (TV)

Career Overview

A local sales manager manages and works with the sales staff to make sure they reach their revenue goals. Brian, the manager featured in the video, works at a television station. The salaries listed are for "sales managers" in general.


A four-year bachelor's degree in business, management, marketing, or a related field is necessary to obtain this position. A higher degree (master's degree) in a related field, which may take an additional two-three years to earn, would be more valuable.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$55,000 /yr
$117,000 /yr
$208,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Math
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Marketing
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. There will likely be a lot of competition for the better jobs.

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Work Environment

A sales manager may work for any organization who has a team of sales people. A person in this position may be required to work long hours. The can be a lot of pressure to meet strict goals in this line of work.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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