Car Salesman

What Does A Car Salesman Do?

An automotive sales consultant helps customers to find cars that suit their needs; then they assist these customers while buying these cars.

How Do I Become A Car Salesman?

There is no educational requirement for obtaining this position, although skills gained through getting a college degree would likely be very valuable.

What is the Average Salary For A Car Salesman?

High – 94,000
Median – 40,000
Low – 19,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Car Salesman?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Psychology

What Is The Work Environment For A Car Salesman?

An automotive sales consultant works for a car dealer, new or used. This work may require a person to spend a lot of time on their feet, and walking around in unpleasant weather conditions. It is also a position that is paid on commission, so it you don’t sell you won’t make any money! It may also require long hours, including time on weekends and holidays.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Car Salesman?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada
  • Payscale