Sales Managers


Will "Sales Managers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll suggests a higher chance of automation: a 31% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 1.3% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $56.71 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

Most likely
Least likely

How this compares with other jobs: 58 out of 706

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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

Job description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.

SOC Code: 11-2022

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Tony (Small chance) says
Never say never but sales is a very human profession that requires skills in verbal and non-verbal communication, judgement (often in the moment) and a large degree of empathy. Its hard to see AI doing these well (if at all) during the next 20 years. That said, there is also a lot of inefficiency in the sales process, so bring on the tools and bots that can help streamline the process.
Aug 28, 2019 at 11:40 PM
Iván Giraldo (Likely) says
You can plan and execute sales strategies using automated analytics platforms, and demand driven technologies.
Aug 14, 2019 at 07:04 AM
Simonofski (No chance) says
as it requires adaptive flexibility, innovation and skill to do plus it deals with people
May 19, 2019 at 07:37 AM
Marco Hernandez (No chance) says
The market trends change very fast and the most skilled sales managers do their job or take their decisions based many times in intuition, the real definition of intuition, is not that easy to react that fast based on pure data.
Apr 09, 2019 at 05:05 PM
Renato says
I'm a sales manager, and I can not see a computer with this capability
Apr 03, 2019 at 01:44 AM

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