Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents

Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or Internet establishments or public spaces.


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 occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
144,760 1.6 % $26.65 $55,430 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.80 $14.78 $21.76 $33.13 $47.19
Annual Wage (2) $22,460 $30,750 $45,250 $68,900 $98,160


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)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 52,300 12.46 $29.96 $62,330
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 45,880 9.50 $22.51 $46,810
Radio and Television Broadcasting 25,980 12.24 $26.03 $54,150
Other Information Services 3,540 2.37 $32.97 $68,590
Motion Picture and Video Industries 2,670 0.76 $33.57 $69,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 52,300 12.46 $29.96 $62,330
Radio and Television Broadcasting 25,980 12.24 $26.03 $54,150
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 45,880 9.50 $22.51 $46,810
Other Information Services 3,540 2.37 $32.97 $68,590
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,480 1.88 $27.89 $58,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing (8) (8) $69.35 $144,250
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 290 0.03 $62.09 $129,140
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 0.01 $40.62 $84,490
Specialized Design Services 820 0.71 $33.64 $69,970
Motion Picture and Video Industries 2,670 0.76 $33.57 $69,820


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)
New York 20,960 2.49 2.20 $33.82 $70,350
California 14,330 1.02 0.90 $29.91 $62,210
Florida 10,600 1.48 1.31 $21.57 $44,860
Illinois 9,200 1.65 1.46 $30.80 $64,070
Texas 8,230 0.80 0.71 $24.82 $51,630




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)
New York 20,960 2.49 2.20 $33.82 $70,350
Illinois 9,200 1.65 1.46 $30.80 $64,070
Vermont 460 1.60 1.42 $22.24 $46,250
Montana 660 1.56 1.38 $18.54 $38,560
South Dakota 600 1.53 1.36 $20.65 $42,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,540 0.96 0.85 $37.91 $78,860
New York 20,960 2.49 2.20 $33.82 $70,350
New Jersey 3,100 0.82 0.73 $33.07 $68,770
Arizona 1,940 0.82 0.72 $31.27 $65,030
Illinois 9,200 1.65 1.46 $30.80 $64,070





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 17,670 3.49 3.09 $35.35 $73,520
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,900 1.93 1.71 $34.12 $70,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,550 1.19 1.05 $31.73 $66,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,140 1.86 1.65 $29.66 $61,690
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,370 1.30 1.15 $28.30 $58,870
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,330 1.39 1.23 $30.41 $63,240
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,110 1.23 1.09 $25.64 $53,330
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,000 0.98 0.87 $24.20 $50,330
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,990 1.45 1.29 $31.13 $64,740
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,930 1.39 1.23 $28.90 $60,110




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients 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 17,670 3.49 3.09 $35.35 $73,520
Rapid City, SD 170 2.86 2.54 $20.95 $43,580
Danbury, CT 180 2.80 2.48 $32.81 $68,240
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 110 2.56 2.27 $14.48 $30,110
Great Falls, MT 80 2.27 2.01 $19.62 $40,810
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 440 2.26 2.00 $18.40 $38,270
Gainesville, FL 260 2.22 1.96 $24.42 $50,800
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 430 2.16 1.91 $21.45 $44,610
St. George, UT 100 2.13 1.89 $21.92 $45,580
Billings, MT 170 2.08 1.84 $17.01 $35,390