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Automobile Sales Workers


Automobile sales workers inform customers about new or used automobiles, and they prepare payment, financing, and insurance papers for customers who have purchased a vehicle. It is their job to persuade the customer that the product they are selling is the best choice. They attract new customers by mail, telephone, e-mail, or through personal contacts. To stay informed about their products, sales workers regularly attend training sessions about the vehicles they sell. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that there are approximately 4.6 million retail sales workers employed in the United States, of which 6 percent are motor vehicle dealers.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Dealership Owner or Dealership General Manager

Sales Manager

Automobile Sales Worker

Sales Trainee

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