What is a District Sales Manager (DSM)?
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What is a District Sales Manager (DSM)?
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If you've ever found yourself wondering... "What's the difference between a DSM and an RSM?" We get it. There's confusion and overlap between various sales titles used at different organizations. What's more, titles are often changing and adapting to industry trends.

The fast-growing, competitive nature of the SaaS industry has created an environment where new titles are needed to accommodate for completely new positions. What's more, (slightly) different titles – à la Sales Development Rep vs. Business Development Rep – are created to sound more relevant, modern, and in line with company values and culture.

If you're new to all this sales jargon, look no further! We've got you covered. Keep reading to find out exactly what a district sales manager does, average salary for DSMs, career outlook, and available DSM jobs.

In sales, the acronym DSM generally stands for District Sales Manager. DSMs often work in field sales, and are responsible for meeting sales quotas within a certain geographic region.

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