Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
154,220 1.8 % $29.28 $60,910 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.08 $15.59 $23.02 $35.56 $54.38
Annual Wage (2) $23,050 $32,420 $47,890 $73,970 $113,120


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 60,510 12.78 $33.01 $68,670
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 40,710 9.68 $23.85 $49,610
Radio and Television Broadcasting 28,950 13.15 $28.87 $60,050
Other Information Services 5,940 2.85 $33.70 $70,110
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,480 0.29 $26.02 $54,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 28,950 13.15 $28.87 $60,050
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 60,510 12.78 $33.01 $68,670
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 40,710 9.68 $23.85 $49,610
Other Information Services 5,940 2.85 $33.70 $70,110
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 690 1.06 $30.34 $63,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 750 0.04 $41.48 $86,280
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 270 0.04 $40.56 $84,360
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 130 0.11 $39.00 $81,130
Motion Picture and Video Industries 2,070 0.55 $37.65 $78,310
Other Information Services 5,940 2.85 $33.70 $70,110


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 24,190 2.74 2.41 $40.11 $83,430
California 18,060 1.19 1.05 $34.59 $71,950
Florida 13,410 1.75 1.53 $25.12 $52,260
Illinois 10,440 1.81 1.59 $28.59 $59,460
Texas 8,160 0.73 0.64 $25.74 $53,530



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 24,190 2.74 2.41 $40.11 $83,430
Illinois 10,440 1.81 1.59 $28.59 $59,460
Georgia 7,020 1.76 1.54 $34.77 $72,320
Florida 13,410 1.75 1.53 $25.12 $52,260
Rhode Island 690 1.49 1.30 $22.14 $46,050



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 24,190 2.74 2.41 $40.11 $83,430
Georgia 7,020 1.76 1.54 $34.77 $72,320
California 18,060 1.19 1.05 $34.59 $71,950
Massachusetts 2,910 0.88 0.77 $33.51 $69,710
Colorado 2,670 1.13 0.99 $33.33 $69,320




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 20,190 3.75 3.28 $42.65 $88,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,110 2.16 1.89 $29.80 $61,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,480 1.84 1.61 $37.91 $78,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,710 2.39 2.09 $37.74 $78,510
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,000 2.54 2.22 $22.81 $47,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,920 1.57 1.38 $27.50 $57,210
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,520 2.32 2.03 $34.50 $71,770
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,100 2.00 1.75 $31.92 $66,390
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,090 0.93 0.82 $28.52 $59,320
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,040 1.14 1.00 $36.91 $76,770