What does a Territory Sales Manager do?

Territory sales managers are responsible for overseeing an organization’s sales programs and personnel within a designated territory. They assemble and supervise a team of account managers, sales professionals, and supporting staff. They develop and implement basic policies and procedures. Their position involves playing a lead role in creating fresh and innovative strategies to help the sales teams identify and capitalize on new opportunities. They focus on growing revenue within the territory and expanding existing accounts. They establish sales goals for the territory and individual members of the team.

Territory sales managers often have a bachelor’s degree in a business discipline and should have an extensive sales background, including positions with supervisory responsibilities. These roles require strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate a team.

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Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Territory Sales Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$69,891 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $70K
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Territory Sales Manager Career Path

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Digital Doc(CA)
Territory Sales Manager
Apr. 17, 2020

“Your first 6 months you make good money because you get your base pay + commission.”

Rogue AlesRogue Ales
Territory Sales Manager
May 19, 2021

“Its a very close and fun group to work with.”

Territory Sales Manager
Dec. 6, 2020

“Lucrative salary is only pro but it is a myth”

Territory Sales Manager
May 8, 2020

“Good Salary and nothing else”

Whirlpool CorporationWhirlpool Corporation
Territory Sales Manager
Feb. 17, 2020

“Brand recognition and good quality products”

Territory Sales Manager
Apr. 12, 2021

“Very stable but limited career opportunities.”

Wurth USAWurth USA
Territory Sales Manager
Mar. 14, 2021

“I you go on vacation in July they pay you for what you earned in June.”

Momentum SolarMomentum Solar
Territory Sales Manager
Feb. 27, 2021

“If there is one thing that you should not be worried about while working at Momentum Solar is job security.”

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