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How to become a Car Sales Executive

To become a car sales executive, you should have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Some companies require an associate or bachelor's degree in marketing or business, especially for management positions. Dealerships look for prior sales experience, though some will provide on-the-job training. You should have a basic understanding of finance and effective verbal and written communication skills. Since most of the job consists of assisting customers in making a large purchase, problem solving abilities as well as listening and interpersonal skills are essential.

How to become: Sales Consultant · Sales Executive · Sales Representative · Sales Manager · Sales Associate
These qualifications are required: Driver's License · ASE Certification
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What skills help Car Sales Executives find jobs?

  • Bilingual
  • Communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Computer skills
  • Customer service
  • Dealership experience
  • English
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Mechanical knowledge
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
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Career progression for Car Sales Executive

Education levels for Car Sales Executives

Based on the requirements of Car Sales Executive job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.
required level of educationpercent of job openings
High school diploma or GED70.9%
Associate's degree14.2%
Bachelor's degree13.3%
Master's degree1.6%
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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Car Sales Executive in the United States within the last three years.
Years of experienceAnnual salary in USD
0 - 4$29,800
4 - 8$35,500
8 - 12$39,600
12 - 16$42,300
16 - 20$46,300
20 - 24$50,600
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Common qualifications for Car Sales Executives

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ASE Certification

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