Irish sales staff are earning as much as €130,000 (£87,000) a year,
according to the latest figures.
Sales directors are earning the top wages in the sector, with sales
executives banking €32,000 (£21,500) on average, according to the
Irish Jobs 2007 Salary Survey.
Meanwhile, sales managers are taking home around €60,000 (£40,000)
every year, although those at the top of the field can be earning
an additional €15,000 (£10,000).
Irish Jobs has claimed that high salaries on offer in the sales
sector are due to a difficulty in finding the right
Valerie Sorohan, marketing manager at Irish Jobs, said: "Certain
positions, such as sales executives, quantity surveyors,
engineering roles, fund accountants are difficult to fill and in
some cases this impacts very positively on salaries."
The Irish Jobs 2007 Salary Survey covers a wide range of
industries, ranging from sales to accountancy, providing an
in-depth breakdown of wages.
Ms Sorohan has added that the survey plays a key role in the Irish
recruitment sector, as it highlights how
qualifications and experience can affect pay and keeps employers
and employees of the state of the Irish economy.
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