Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.


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)
1,390,480 0.5 % $30.54 $63,520 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.10 $18.09 $25.74 $36.95 $53.21
Annual Wage (2) $27,250 $37,630 $53,540 $76,850 $110,680


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)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 237,700 28.49 $34.50 $71,770
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 104,390 16.92 $29.24 $60,820
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 90,020 12.59 $28.89 $60,080
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 58,390 9.52 $31.49 $65,510
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 50,190 15.18 $25.66 $53,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 237,700 28.49 $34.50 $71,770
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 44,420 27.05 $27.01 $56,170
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 47,160 21.43 $28.08 $58,400
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 25,540 20.80 $34.55 $71,860
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 18,840 20.49 $28.75 $59,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 640 0.10 $41.34 $86,000
Support Activities for Water Transportation 120 0.13 $40.49 $84,220
Rail Transportation (8) (8) $39.84 $82,870
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 640 0.73 $39.62 $82,420
Other Financial Investment Activities 340 0.10 $39.52 $82,200


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)
Texas 123,700 12.00 1.11 $30.22 $62,850
California 122,690 8.74 0.81 $31.61 $65,750
New York 97,750 11.60 1.07 $36.37 $75,650
Florida 80,170 11.21 1.03 $28.09 $58,420
Pennsylvania 75,750 13.65 1.26 $31.14 $64,760




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)
Colorado 32,240 14.80 1.36 $32.03 $66,620
Georgia 54,930 14.53 1.34 $29.57 $61,510
Pennsylvania 75,750 13.65 1.26 $31.14 $64,760
Alabama 24,140 13.34 1.23 $26.97 $56,100
Michigan 50,610 13.22 1.22 $29.72 $61,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 31,480 9.97 0.92 $38.18 $79,420
Connecticut 15,140 9.41 0.87 $36.91 $76,780
New York 97,750 11.60 1.07 $36.37 $75,650
New Jersey 42,160 11.18 1.03 $36.21 $75,310
Rhode Island 4,580 10.16 0.94 $34.80 $72,380





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 60,770 12.00 1.11 $38.00 $79,040
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 52,910 14.77 1.36 $32.65 $67,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 43,470 11.37 1.05 $30.78 $64,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 38,800 17.41 1.61 $31.30 $65,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 34,670 13.59 1.25 $31.84 $66,240
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 32,690 15.99 1.47 $32.42 $67,420
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 27,890 15.36 1.42 $33.51 $69,700
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 22,580 18.80 1.73 $33.23 $69,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 21,350 12.48 1.15 $36.26 $75,430
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 20,600 12.13 1.12 $30.16 $62,740