Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
352,220 0.7 % $59.21 $123,150 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.85 $35.52 $52.18 $74.56 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $53,770 $73,880 $108,540 $155,090 (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 30,360 1.42 $64.06 $133,240
Automobile Dealers 24,130 2.16 $56.27 $117,030
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 16,070 1.86 $66.35 $138,010
Department Stores 11,190 0.80 $35.69 $74,230
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 10,440 0.62 $72.78 $151,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 4,010 2.26 $54.36 $113,070
Automobile Dealers 24,130 2.16 $56.27 $117,030
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 16,070 1.86 $66.35 $138,010
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 2,290 1.82 $56.29 $117,080
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 3,180 1.69 $67.96 $141,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges (8) (8) $107.05 $222,650
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 3,920 0.89 $95.02 $197,650
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,500 0.62 $90.13 $187,470
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,320 0.86 $83.19 $173,030
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 1,320 0.94 $80.08 $166,560


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 57,840 3.93 1.48 $63.86 $132,830
Texas 24,260 2.22 0.84 $62.20 $129,390
Illinois 22,780 3.99 1.50 $54.62 $113,600
New York 17,740 2.05 0.77 $81.72 $169,980
Florida 13,950 1.87 0.70 $61.76 $128,450




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 12,250 4.56 1.72 $55.46 $115,360
Connecticut 7,290 4.46 1.68 $62.83 $130,690
Illinois 22,780 3.99 1.50 $54.62 $113,600
California 57,840 3.93 1.48 $63.86 $132,830
Arizona 9,410 3.80 1.43 $51.33 $106,760




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 17,740 2.05 0.77 $81.72 $169,980
Delaware 790 1.91 0.72 $79.61 $165,580
New Jersey 13,620 3.56 1.34 $69.21 $143,960
Massachusetts 12,280 3.77 1.42 $67.78 $140,990
Virginia 5,970 1.64 0.62 $64.42 $133,990





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 16,140 4.06 1.53 $60.69 $126,240
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 15,900 4.30 1.62 $57.70 $120,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 15,470 2.95 1.11 $86.64 $180,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,670 5.40 2.03 $58.46 $121,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,960 3.88 1.46 $61.39 $127,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 7,970 4.47 1.68 $52.12 $108,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,770 4.44 1.67 $71.57 $148,860
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 7,460 2.70 1.02 $63.75 $132,600
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 7,230 4.98 1.87 $65.06 $135,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,660 3.10 1.17 $65.84 $136,950