Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
145,500 1.6 % $27.54 $57,270 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.02 $15.15 $22.26 $34.13 $49.60
Annual Wage (2) $22,930 $31,520 $46,290 $70,980 $103,170


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 55,000 12.77 $30.62 $63,680
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 43,780 9.51 $23.19 $48,240
Radio and Television Broadcasting 26,750 12.48 $26.78 $55,710
Other Information Services 4,460 2.62 $34.41 $71,570
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,620 0.24 $27.38 $56,960

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 55,000 12.77 $30.62 $63,680
Radio and Television Broadcasting 26,750 12.48 $26.78 $55,710
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 43,780 9.51 $23.19 $48,240
Other Information Services 4,460 2.62 $34.41 $71,570
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 940 1.27 $30.04 $62,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 240 0.03 $71.03 $147,740
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $38.98 $81,070
Motion Picture and Video Industries 2,260 0.63 $35.26 $73,340
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 380 0.02 $35.14 $73,100
Other Information Services 4,460 2.62 $34.41 $71,570


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 19,600 2.29 2.05 $36.71 $76,350
California 15,270 1.07 0.96 $32.51 $67,630
Florida 11,590 1.59 1.43 $22.18 $46,140
Illinois 10,870 1.93 1.73 $29.74 $61,870
Texas 8,390 0.79 0.71 $25.78 $53,620




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 19,600 2.29 2.05 $36.71 $76,350
Illinois 10,870 1.93 1.73 $29.74 $61,870
Florida 11,590 1.59 1.43 $22.18 $46,140
Montana 680 1.57 1.41 $20.34 $42,300
South Dakota 610 1.53 1.37 $21.95 $45,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,700 1.05 0.94 $38.22 $79,500
New York 19,600 2.29 2.05 $36.71 $76,350
New Jersey 2,440 0.64 0.58 $34.21 $71,160
California 15,270 1.07 0.96 $32.51 $67,630
District of Columbia 580 0.88 0.79 $31.73 $66,010





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 16,200 3.14 2.81 $38.80 $80,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,460 2.32 2.08 $32.15 $66,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,510 1.42 1.27 $35.67 $74,200
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,520 2.00 1.79 $29.66 $61,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,890 1.58 1.42 $28.32 $58,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,140 1.22 1.10 $27.82 $57,860
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,120 1.01 0.91 $27.54 $57,280
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,050 2.05 1.84 $24.49 $50,930
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,960 1.96 1.76 $41.10 $85,480
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,910 1.70 1.52 $21.17 $44,030