Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

11-2022 Sales Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.


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)
358,920 0.6 % $60.60 $126,040 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.78 $35.80 $53.20 $77.18 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $53,620 $74,470 $110,660 $160,520 (5)


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)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 31,720 1.44 $65.52 $136,280
Automobile Dealers 25,000 2.14 $57.61 $119,820
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 15,890 1.81 $68.41 $142,280
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 12,200 0.69 $74.51 $154,990
Department Stores 11,260 0.80 $38.78 $80,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 4,320 2.35 $53.03 $110,310
Automobile Dealers 25,000 2.14 $57.61 $119,820
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 130 2.04 $87.54 $182,080
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 2,430 1.89 $56.74 $118,030
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 15,890 1.81 $68.41 $142,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 3,790 0.86 $92.28 $191,950
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,560 0.60 $90.34 $187,900
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 130 2.04 $87.54 $182,080
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 1,640 1.13 $79.21 $164,750
Specialized Design Services 400 0.31 $79.12 $164,570


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)
California 63,830 4.22 1.59 $62.83 $130,690
Texas 22,470 2.00 0.75 $65.91 $137,090
Illinois 22,350 3.88 1.46 $57.31 $119,210
New York 18,060 2.05 0.77 $83.94 $174,600
Florida 14,520 1.89 0.71 $62.00 $128,960



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)
Minnesota 12,650 4.63 1.74 $57.23 $119,040
Connecticut 7,160 4.35 1.64 $68.68 $142,850
California 63,830 4.22 1.59 $62.83 $130,690
Massachusetts 13,190 3.97 1.50 $69.46 $144,490
Illinois 22,350 3.88 1.46 $57.31 $119,210



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 18,060 2.05 0.77 $83.94 $174,600
Delaware 760 1.79 0.68 $78.36 $162,990
New Jersey 13,370 3.46 1.30 $71.03 $147,740
Massachusetts 13,190 3.97 1.50 $69.46 $144,490
Virginia 6,080 1.67 0.63 $68.76 $143,030




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 17,220 4.24 1.60 $60.24 $125,290
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 16,000 4.26 1.61 $59.89 $124,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 15,700 2.91 1.10 $88.50 $184,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 10,040 5.50 2.07 $60.56 $125,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,860 3.71 1.40 $61.68 $128,300
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 8,560 4.77 1.79 $73.00 $151,840
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 8,460 5.70 2.15 $61.15 $127,190
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 8,110 4.44 1.67 $51.08 $106,250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,900 2.43 0.91 $68.98 $143,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,440 2.88 1.08 $66.95 $139,260