Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers ; First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers ; Cashiers ; Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers ; Counter and Rental Clerks ; Parts Salespersons ; Retail Salespersons ; Advertising Sales Agents ; Insurance Sales Agents ; Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents ; Travel Agents ; Sales Representatives, Services, All Other ; Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products ; Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products ; Demonstrators and Product Promoters ; Models ; Real Estate Brokers ; Real Estate Sales Agents ; Sales Engineers ; Telemarketers ; Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers ; Sales and Related Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,068,190 0.2 % $18.37 $38,200 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.25 $9.12 $12.10 $20.93 $35.78
Annual Wage (2) $17,160 $18,960 $25,160 $43,540 $74,430


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)
Grocery Stores 1,042,620 40.92 $11.61 $24,140
Other General Merchandise Stores 1,036,400 58.58 $11.39 $23,690
Clothing Stores 972,620 87.56 $11.59 $24,100
Department Stores 809,020 57.99 $10.95 $22,780
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 676,690 64.78 $14.52 $30,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Shoe Stores 182,000 91.66 $11.77 $24,490
Clothing Stores 972,620 87.56 $11.59 $24,100
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 118,020 81.48 $11.56 $24,040
Book Stores and News Dealers 74,370 80.81 $10.92 $22,710
Gasoline Stations 666,620 77.86 $10.11 $21,020

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 140,740 31.79 $62.21 $129,410
Other Financial Investment Activities 48,600 12.09 $60.55 $125,950
Other Investment Pools and Funds 1,110 14.04 $49.00 $101,920
Coal Mining 70 0.09 $48.91 $101,730
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 7,970 5.16 $47.80 $99,430


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 1,547,050 105.14 0.99 $19.81 $41,200
Texas 1,179,850 108.10 1.02 $18.66 $38,810
Florida 989,860 132.81 1.25 $17.19 $35,760
New York 889,230 102.98 0.97 $23.90 $49,710
Illinois 605,440 106.13 1.00 $19.58 $40,720




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)
Florida 989,860 132.81 1.25 $17.19 $35,760
New Hampshire 79,980 128.95 1.22 $18.66 $38,820
Alabama 212,460 115.21 1.09 $15.48 $32,190
South Dakota 46,270 114.83 1.08 $16.17 $33,620
Arizona 281,560 113.73 1.07 $17.45 $36,310




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 889,230 102.98 0.97 $23.90 $49,710
Connecticut 167,930 102.68 0.97 $21.74 $45,230
Massachusetts 319,500 98.07 0.92 $21.67 $45,070
New Jersey 406,930 106.50 1.00 $20.67 $43,000
District of Columbia 26,270 39.46 0.37 $20.17 $41,950





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 560,010 106.83 1.01 $27.88 $57,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 414,720 104.34 0.98 $19.45 $40,460
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 405,560 109.59 1.03 $20.98 $43,630
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 292,790 106.17 1.00 $21.13 $43,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 258,150 111.85 1.05 $19.44 $40,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 242,510 112.82 1.06 $21.06 $43,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 210,640 118.25 1.11 $18.37 $38,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 201,750 85.23 0.80 $19.59 $40,750
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 196,930 107.02 1.01 $22.23 $46,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 186,810 104.28 0.98 $20.70 $43,050