There are currently an estimated 385,500 sales managers in the United States. The sales manager job market is expected to grow by 7.5% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are sales managers?

CareerExplorer rates sales managers with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 35,000 sales managers. That number is based on 28,900 additional sales managers, and the retirement of 6,100 existing sales managers.

What’s the supply of sales managers?

The sales manager industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Illinois

Sales Manager job market by state

State Name Employed Sales Managers
California 73,110
Texas 24,410
Illinois 24,380
New York 21,420
Florida 16,490
Massachusetts 15,820
Georgia 15,750
New Jersey 13,150
Minnesota 11,950
Arizona 11,100
Ohio 10,830
Michigan 9,770
Pennsylvania 7,940
Washington 7,760
Tennessee 7,360
Connecticut 6,870
North Carolina 6,710
Maryland 5,870
Oregon 5,710
Missouri 5,660
Indiana 5,590
Virginia 5,330
Wisconsin 4,940
Colorado 4,870
Utah 4,170
Kentucky 3,740
South Carolina 3,540
Oklahoma 3,450
Nevada 3,330
Iowa 3,150
Louisiana 3,020
Kansas 2,780
Arkansas 2,270
Alabama 2,220
Hawaii 2,020
Nebraska 1,990
Puerto Rico 1,840
Idaho 1,800
New Hampshire 1,550
Mississippi 1,350
District of Columbia 1,170
New Mexico 1,110
Delaware 1,020
Maine 1,010
Rhode Island 800
West Virginia 740
North Dakota 610
Vermont 550
Alaska 490
Guam 310
South Dakota 310
Wyoming 210
Montana 210
Virgin Islands 120