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Advertising Sales Agents

Job Information

Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or the Internet. Includes individuals who obtain leases for outdoor advertising sites or persuade retailers to use sales promotion display items.


  • Applicants who have sales experience and a college degree should have the best opportunities, but keen competition for jobs is expected during downturns in spending on advertising.
  • Educational requirements vary; the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively is important for entry-level candidates.
  • Performance-based pay, including bonuses and commissions, can make up a large portion of an advertising sales agent's earnings.
  • Pressure to meet monthly sales quotas can be stressful.


Personality I'm good with people
Salary $45,250/yr ($22.63/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Bachelors