Career Details

Automotive Sales

Career Overview

An automotive sales consultant helps customers to find cars that suit their needs; then they assist these customers while buying these cars.


There is no educational requirement for obtaining this position, although skills gained through getting a college degree would likely be very valuable.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$19,000 /yr
$40,000 /yr
$94,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • 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.

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Work Environment

An automotive sales consultant works for a car dealer, new or used. This work may require a person to spend a lot of time on their feet, and walking around in unpleasant weather conditions. It is also a position that is paid on commission, so it you don't sell you won't make any money! It may also require long hours, including time on weekends and holidays.


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

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

PayScale, Inc.