Prepared for Anshul J. | Delivered November 28, 2019
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To understand the salesperson market in Australia, including how many people get employed, how employers reach salespeople, how many people and market size in revenue.
The average hourly pay for a salesperson / Salesman / Saleswoman in Australia is
According to statistics
by the Australian government “the number of people working as Sales Assistants (General) (in their main job) is about the same as five years ago and is expected to stay about the same over the next five years: from
in 2018 to
Job openings for salesperson mostly
come from turnover
(workers leaving) while a few come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover
According to estimations, there are likely to be around
445,000 job openings
over the next five years.
Unemployment for sales assistants was
average in 2018.
Salespeople mostly work in
industries such as retail trade
, accommodation and food services, and manufacturing.
The number of people employed as sales assistants in Australia stood at
. The number is expected to increase to
for salespersons in Australia is 26.
654,000 sales assistants
and salespersons were working in ABS Level 5 occupations.
In Australia, the salesperson position attracts many people
without post-school qualifications
work in occupations such as sales.
According to an article published on Smart Company, “….the average sales staff turnover can be anything around
25-50% per annum
or more in some cases. Some call centres experience turnover rates of over 70% per annum.”
Employers reach candidates for salesperson position through job seeking sites such as
During the initial hour of research, we were able to find some useful insights on salespeople's position in Australia's job market. There appears to be little to no information on the market size by revenue. Generally, information on salespeople is minimal, and we had to rely on Australian government statistics mostly.