What impact does the prevalence of full-time sales positions have on the U.S. job market and economy?

Nearly 13% of all the jobs in the U.S. are full time sales positions

The Bevet Group

Sales Trends


Sales is a critical aspect of many businesses, and the number of sales jobs available is a testament to this fact. In the United States, sales positions make up a significant portion of the job market, with nearly 13% of all jobs being full-time sales positions. That means roughly one in eight jobs in the U.S. falls under the category of sales.

This statistic comes from a report on sales statistics published by The Brevet Group. The report offers a wealth of information on the sales industry and sheds light on some of the most important metrics to track for sales success.

One of the key takeaways from the report is the importance of investing in sales training. According to the report, sales training can lead to a 50% increase in sales productivity. This makes sense when you consider that well-trained salespeople are better equipped to identify and address customer needs, close deals, and generate revenue.

Another interesting statistic from the report is that it takes an average of eight cold call attempts to reach a prospect. This underscores the importance of persistence when it comes to sales. Even if a prospect doesn’t respond to your initial outreach, it’s crucial to keep trying.

The report also highlights the importance of using data to inform sales strategies. For example, sales teams that use analytics are 58% more likely to meet or exceed their sales quotas. By analyzing customer data, sales teams can gain insights into customer behavior and preferences, which can inform their outreach and help them close more deals.

As sales positions continue to make up a significant portion of the job market, it’s important for businesses to stay competitive by investing in their sales teams. Whether it’s through training, technology, or support, companies that prioritize their sales staff are more likely to see success. If you’re looking for ways to improve your sales team’s performance, consider scheduling a demo at Saleslion. Our team can help provide the tools and support needed to take your sales to the next level.

More 2023 Stats

Using a CRM to track sales is standard practice for 79% of sales reps

91% of customers say they’d give referrals. Only 11% of salespeople ask for referrals

Email is almost 40 times better at acquiring new customers than Facebook and Twitter

36% of salespeople say that closing is the hardest part of their job

40% of Salespeople Struggle with this Critical Sales Process

Around 45% of web store payments are made with digital and mobile wallets

61% believe that salespeople are underappreciated

20.8% of retail purchases are expected to take place online in 2023

77% of B2B Buyers Do Their Own Research Before Speaking to Sales

Salespeople Unhappy Despite Meeting Targets

More Sales Trends Stats

Today, 97% of consumers go online to research products and services.

40% of sales reps still use tools like Outlook or Excel to store customer and lead data

Even with a return to in-person lifestyles, only 20% of B2B buyers say they hope to return to in-person sales.

17% of salespeople did not attend college

57% of C-level buyers prefer to be contacted via phone.

Salespeople’s Optimism for Economic Recovery from COVID-19

66% of sales professionals say leads generated from customer referrals are the highest quality leads they work.

66% of sales reps say they’re drowning in tools

61% believe that salespeople are underappreciated

21% Higher Job Satisfaction for Salespeople Spending More Than 4 Hours a Day on Sales Activities

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