Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers ; First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers ; Cashiers ; Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers ; Counter and Rental Clerks ; Parts Salespersons ; Retail Salespersons ; Advertising Sales Agents ; Insurance Sales Agents ; Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents ; Travel Agents ; Sales Representatives, Services, All Other ; Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products ; Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products ; Demonstrators and Product Promoters ; Models ; Real Estate Brokers ; Real Estate Sales Agents ; Sales Engineers ; Telemarketers ; Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers ; Sales and Related Workers, All Other*


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,646,450 0.2 % $18.04 $37,520 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.17 $9.04 $11.94 $20.67 $35.13
Annual Wage (2) $16,990 $18,800 $24,840 $42,990 $73,070


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grocery Stores 1,055,440 42.68 $11.46 $23,830
Clothing Stores 961,750 86.45 $11.43 $23,770
Other General Merchandise Stores 884,160 57.66 $11.08 $23,040
Department Stores 818,800 53.08 $11.02 $22,930
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 645,130 63.01 $14.27 $29,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Shoe Stores 171,230 92.00 $11.45 $23,810
Clothing Stores 961,750 86.45 $11.43 $23,770
Book, Periodical, and Music Stores 108,450 81.32 $10.84 $22,540
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 111,550 80.23 $11.45 $23,830
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 106,040 78.38 $14.24 $29,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 41,270 12.04 $58.85 $122,420
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 1,170 16.30 $56.80 $118,140
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 144,540 31.24 $55.14 $114,690
Other Pipeline Transportation 40 0.59 $50.01 $104,010
Other Investment Pools and Funds 4,680 11.94 $46.97 $97,690


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,432,730 102.05 0.96 $19.49 $40,530
Texas 1,126,230 109.30 1.03 $17.80 $37,030
Florida 937,420 131.08 1.23 $17.64 $36,690
New York 860,800 102.14 0.96 $22.75 $47,310
Illinois 595,820 106.89 1.00 $19.30 $40,140




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 937,420 131.08 1.23 $17.64 $36,690
New Hampshire 77,160 127.18 1.20 $18.11 $37,670
Alabama 210,450 116.31 1.09 $14.86 $30,900
Delaware 46,730 115.83 1.09 $17.80 $37,030
South Dakota 45,100 114.85 1.08 $15.57 $32,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 860,800 102.14 0.96 $22.75 $47,310
Connecticut 163,870 101.86 0.96 $22.10 $45,970
Massachusetts 321,230 101.75 0.96 $21.32 $44,340
New Jersey 411,010 108.99 1.02 $21.04 $43,760
District of Columbia 24,800 38.46 0.36 $20.43 $42,500





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 532,230 105.14 0.99 $26.35 $54,820
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 395,820 110.48 1.04 $20.95 $43,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 391,150 102.32 0.96 $19.20 $39,930
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 272,150 106.66 1.00 $19.25 $40,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 260,560 116.95 1.10 $18.67 $38,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 238,360 116.56 1.10 $20.97 $43,630
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 195,860 107.91 1.01 $21.86 $45,460
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 194,430 114.46 1.08 $18.47 $38,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 193,740 83.85 0.79 $19.49 $40,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 183,470 107.21 1.01 $20.43 $42,500