Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
364,750 0.6 % $62.69 $130,400 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.20 $36.68 $54.74 $78.99 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $54,490 $76,300 $113,860 $164,300 (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 30,980 1.37 $69.15 $143,830
Automobile Dealers 26,170 2.14 $60.24 $125,290
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 16,960 1.89 $70.64 $146,940
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 13,610 0.72 $74.44 $154,830
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 8,750 1.43 $71.40 $148,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 130 2.52 $86.95 $180,860
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 4,260 2.28 $54.05 $112,410
Automobile Dealers 26,170 2.14 $60.24 $125,290
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 2,610 2.03 $60.78 $126,430
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 16,960 1.89 $70.64 $146,940

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 4,320 0.97 $98.94 $205,800
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,550 0.58 $93.71 $194,920
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 130 2.52 $86.95 $180,860
Specialized Design Services 400 0.31 $82.72 $172,070
Oil and Gas Extraction 260 0.13 $82.35 $171,300


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 66,200 4.27 1.62 $62.65 $130,310
Illinois 23,290 3.98 1.50 $59.20 $123,140
Texas 22,390 1.93 0.73 $67.26 $139,910
New York 19,330 2.15 0.81 $88.27 $183,610
Georgia 14,680 3.57 1.35 $59.45 $123,650



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 12,340 4.45 1.68 $61.51 $127,940
California 66,200 4.27 1.62 $62.65 $130,310
Connecticut 6,990 4.21 1.59 $70.64 $146,930
Massachusetts 14,080 4.14 1.57 $70.38 $146,380
Hawaii 2,530 4.08 1.54 $38.76 $80,610



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 19,330 2.15 0.81 $88.27 $183,610
Delaware 800 1.83 0.69 $83.01 $172,660
Virginia 5,750 1.56 0.59 $75.30 $156,620
New Jersey 12,870 3.30 1.25 $75.30 $156,620
Connecticut 6,990 4.21 1.59 $70.64 $146,930




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 19,410 3.00 1.13 $90.06 $187,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 17,730 4.32 1.63 $61.25 $127,410
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 16,220 4.54 1.72 $61.54 $128,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 11,020 4.44 1.68 $60.87 $126,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,840 5.23 1.98 $65.07 $135,350
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 8,690 4.93 1.87 $74.11 $154,150
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 8,150 5.35 2.02 $62.02 $129,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 8,120 4.33 1.64 $54.40 $113,140
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,760 2.31 0.87 $70.40 $146,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,480 2.78 1.05 $67.62 $140,660