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Sales Consultant

Find out how to become a sales consultant in the sales and customer contact sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Sales Consultant is $48,600 - 75,600 annually


Sales consultants seek out potential clients for their organisation to sell their goods and services to. Employment for this role is expected to stay fairly stable to 2022, from 86,800 workers in 2017 to 84,600 by 2022. 69,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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Key skills

Sales consultants require excellent communication skills, sound knowledge of their product or service, and a strong knowledge of marketing.

  • Excellent communication skills for meeting with and promoting services to potential customers
  • A good knowledge of sales and marketing for persuading potential clients on the benefits of their product
  • Strong organisational skills for keeping records of all colleague and client communications
  • A personable character for approaching new people
  • Strong listening skills and a sense of social perceptiveness for effectively responding to clients
  • Good research skills for acquiring knowledge on market conditions and competitors

Quick facts

Sales consultants can be found in many industries and are perfect for “people-persons” with strong persuasion skills, a high sense of empathy and a love for being hands-on.

  • Average Hours Worked
    39.9 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Wholesale trade; manufacturing; and retail trade
  • Average qualification level
    23% Certificate III/IV

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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