Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of post-secondary education. Excludes "Sales Engineers" (41-9031).


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)
334,010 1.3 % $42.87 $89,170 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.54 $25.65 $36.63 $53.61 $74.01
Annual Wage (2) $38,570 $53,360 $76,190 $111,500 $153,940


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)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 53,310 5.95 $47.16 $98,090
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 52,560 8.57 $43.70 $90,900
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 31,050 15.55 $43.51 $90,500
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 30,050 1.59 $44.85 $93,280
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 16,380 5.06 $40.13 $83,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 31,050 15.55 $43.51 $90,500
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 52,560 8.57 $43.70 $90,900
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 53,310 5.95 $47.16 $98,090
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 16,380 5.06 $40.13 $83,470
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 6,440 5.03 $41.52 $86,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 740 0.91 $51.89 $107,940
Oil and Gas Extraction 170 0.09 $51.64 $107,410
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 130 0.13 $50.76 $105,570
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 850 0.91 $49.43 $102,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,730 0.39 $49.14 $102,210


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 45,930 2.96 1.22 $45.15 $93,910
Texas 29,440 2.54 1.05 $40.76 $84,780
Ohio 22,730 4.31 1.78 $38.66 $80,420
Florida 22,420 2.83 1.17 $39.18 $81,490
Illinois 17,430 2.98 1.23 $37.20 $77,370



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 Hampshire 3,290 5.18 2.14 $47.38 $98,540
Massachusetts 15,620 4.60 1.90 $48.76 $101,420
Ohio 22,730 4.31 1.78 $38.66 $80,420
South Dakota 1,610 3.90 1.61 $40.99 $85,260
Oklahoma 6,230 3.90 1.61 $32.74 $68,100



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 360 1.28 0.53 $69.93 $145,450
Minnesota 6,260 2.26 0.93 $56.03 $116,550
New Jersey 8,680 2.22 0.92 $53.94 $112,190
Delaware 1,090 2.51 1.03 $52.40 $109,000
Virginia 8,170 2.22 0.92 $51.90 $107,950




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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 11,220 3.14 1.30 $36.28 $75,470
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,460 1.46 0.60 $51.39 $106,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,440 2.30 0.95 $41.19 $85,670
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 9,320 5.29 2.18 $50.17 $104,350
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 8,330 5.47 2.26 $41.69 $86,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,100 3.48 1.44 $38.45 $79,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,620 3.07 1.27 $39.40 $81,950
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,350 2.51 1.04 $47.56 $98,930
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,480 6.41 2.65 $56.30 $117,110
Austin-Round Rock, TX 6,270 6.75 2.79 $37.05 $77,060