Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
352,830 1.7 % $41.16 $85,610 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.93 $24.86 $35.83 $51.08 $70.06
Annual Wage (2) $37,300 $51,710 $74,520 $106,260 $145,730


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 56,630 6.54 $47.29 $98,370
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 56,130 9.07 $40.39 $84,020
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 29,410 15.66 $42.41 $88,200
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 27,310 1.61 $43.19 $89,840
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 18,650 2.86 $35.29 $73,410

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 29,410 15.66 $42.41 $88,200
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 56,130 9.07 $40.39 $84,020
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 56,630 6.54 $47.29 $98,370
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 7,870 6.25 $40.22 $83,660
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 18,480 5.85 $38.14 $79,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 3,890 2.52 $54.54 $113,440
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 40 0.01 $52.49 $109,180
Oil and Gas Extraction 320 0.17 $50.52 $105,080
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 170 0.12 $47.42 $98,640
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 56,630 6.54 $47.29 $98,370


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 48,170 3.27 1.23 $44.40 $92,350
Texas 32,410 2.97 1.12 $40.77 $84,810
Illinois 23,520 4.12 1.55 $36.62 $76,180
Ohio 21,980 4.29 1.61 $38.15 $79,360
Florida 21,790 2.92 1.10 $36.66 $76,260




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 3,500 5.64 2.12 $46.52 $96,760
Ohio 21,980 4.29 1.61 $38.15 $79,360
Massachusetts 13,800 4.24 1.59 $44.20 $91,950
Illinois 23,520 4.12 1.55 $36.62 $76,180
Utah 4,870 3.92 1.47 $43.47 $90,410




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 430 1.53 0.57 $55.37 $115,170
Delaware 1,360 3.29 1.24 $50.17 $104,350
Connecticut 6,040 3.69 1.39 $48.46 $100,790
Kansas 3,820 2.85 1.07 $46.70 $97,140
Virginia 8,930 2.46 0.92 $46.67 $97,080





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 16,600 4.48 1.69 $37.20 $77,370
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 11,590 4.20 1.58 $46.06 $95,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,590 2.66 1.00 $38.84 $80,780
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,400 1.79 0.67 $46.37 $96,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,800 3.81 1.43 $38.95 $81,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 8,470 4.84 1.82 $44.47 $92,500
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,960 8.55 3.21 $58.34 $121,350
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 7,680 5.28 1.99 $40.55 $84,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,350 3.42 1.29 $36.24 $75,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 6,910 3.88 1.46 $42.58 $88,570