Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
1,403,770 0.5 % $31.09 $64,670 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.99 $18.17 $26.16 $37.72 $54.72
Annual Wage (2) $27,030 $37,790 $54,410 $78,460 $113,810


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 251,610 29.08 $35.84 $74,540
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 109,850 16.86 $29.93 $62,260
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 89,060 12.16 $29.32 $60,980
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 59,040 9.54 $31.57 $65,670
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 51,370 16.25 $29.73 $61,840

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 251,610 29.08 $35.84 $74,540
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 48,280 27.18 $28.04 $58,310
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 49,670 21.94 $27.90 $58,030
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 25,090 20.86 $33.97 $70,670
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 19,590 20.16 $29.92 $62,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Footwear Manufacturing 110 0.79 $43.42 $90,320
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 5,920 0.35 $42.28 $87,940
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 270 0.67 $41.72 $86,770
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 750 0.49 $40.27 $83,750
Motion Picture and Video Industries 730 0.19 $39.92 $83,030


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 134,250 9.12 0.86 $30.57 $63,580
Texas 130,220 11.93 1.13 $31.90 $66,350
New York 93,370 10.81 1.02 $36.58 $76,100
Florida 89,670 12.03 1.14 $27.42 $57,030
Illinois 69,780 12.23 1.16 $32.01 $66,570




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 37,620 13.91 1.31 $31.98 $66,530
Michigan 54,710 13.68 1.29 $30.01 $62,420
Georgia 51,730 13.33 1.26 $29.00 $60,320
Alabama 23,900 12.96 1.22 $30.48 $63,400
Colorado 29,560 12.88 1.22 $34.51 $71,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 27,890 8.56 0.81 $39.95 $83,100
New Jersey 42,620 11.15 1.05 $37.22 $77,410
New York 93,370 10.81 1.02 $36.58 $76,100
Minnesota 30,560 11.37 1.07 $34.87 $72,530
Connecticut 14,250 8.71 0.82 $34.83 $72,450





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 60,410 11.52 1.09 $38.77 $80,630
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 49,570 13.40 1.27 $33.29 $69,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 44,930 11.30 1.07 $29.73 $61,840
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 38,310 13.89 1.31 $35.33 $73,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 35,670 15.46 1.46 $30.79 $64,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 31,690 14.74 1.39 $33.78 $70,250
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 25,370 13.79 1.30 $32.23 $67,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 23,840 13.31 1.26 $36.68 $76,290
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 21,570 14.88 1.41 $35.29 $73,410
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 19,610 15.31 1.45 $36.54 $76,000