Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.


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)
1,409,550 0.5 % $32.11 $66,790 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.90 $18.43 $26.79 $38.76 $56.73
Annual Wage (2) $26,830 $38,340 $55,730 $80,620 $118,000


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 249,020 27.81 $36.70 $76,330
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 112,020 16.46 $32.14 $66,840
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 87,260 11.80 $30.23 $62,890
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 56,990 9.30 $32.16 $66,900
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 53,650 16.57 $30.24 $62,890

Industries with the highest concentration 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 249,020 27.81 $36.70 $76,330
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 48,520 26.01 $27.95 $58,140
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 52,020 21.71 $29.54 $61,450
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 25,950 21.26 $32.66 $67,940
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 39,650 19.24 $29.70 $61,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 280 0.58 $54.05 $112,420
Other Financial Investment Activities 250 0.06 $52.72 $109,650
Natural Gas Distribution 1,770 1.57 $45.15 $93,900
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 160 0.55 $44.41 $92,360
Oil and Gas Extraction 350 0.18 $43.05 $89,530


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 137,160 8.85 0.87 $31.16 $64,810
Texas 123,890 10.71 1.05 $34.87 $72,530
Florida 91,910 11.60 1.13 $27.72 $57,670
New York 89,800 9.99 0.98 $34.55 $71,860
Illinois 69,530 11.88 1.16 $34.21 $71,160



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)
Wisconsin 39,740 14.34 1.40 $32.64 $67,890
Michigan 56,400 13.60 1.33 $31.21 $64,920
Georgia 55,340 13.47 1.32 $30.63 $63,710
South Dakota 5,210 12.61 1.23 $27.78 $57,780
Alabama 23,460 12.45 1.22 $30.26 $62,940



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 25,480 7.50 0.73 $38.13 $79,320
New Jersey 43,790 11.21 1.10 $36.74 $76,420
New Hampshire 7,370 11.59 1.13 $36.32 $75,540
Connecticut 14,960 9.02 0.88 $35.63 $74,110
Minnesota 32,250 11.63 1.14 $34.98 $72,750




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 71,590 11.05 1.08 $35.67 $74,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 46,030 11.22 1.10 $29.08 $60,500
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 45,430 12.72 1.24 $35.53 $73,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 38,190 15.40 1.51 $32.41 $67,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 36,850 12.58 1.23 $36.83 $76,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 31,260 13.42 1.31 $38.76 $80,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 24,270 12.91 1.26 $37.53 $78,060
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 20,600 13.40 1.31 $35.49 $73,830
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 19,670 14.32 1.40 $34.35 $71,450
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 19,240 17.61 1.72 $25.00 $52,000