Learn about the types of people who become sales managers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


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Employment Type Mix, 2023

89% of sales managers work in full-time roles while 11% work part-time.

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Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a sales manager. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming sales managers at a ratio of 2.38 to 1.

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Actual Gender Mix, 2023

49% of sales managers are female and 51% are male.

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Gender Bias, 2023

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a sales manager and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a sales manager and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more men interested in becoming a sales manager than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.

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Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of sales managers are White, making up 66% of the population. The next highest segments are Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish and Black or African American, making up 7% and 7% respectively.