Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
1,394,640 0.5 % $31.63 $65,800 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.88 $18.22 $26.45 $38.21 $55.88
Annual Wage (2) $26,790 $37,890 $55,020 $79,480 $116,230


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 250,880 28.59 $36.33 $75,560
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 112,000 16.70 $31.24 $64,980
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 87,760 12.01 $29.96 $62,310
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 56,990 9.28 $31.78 $66,100
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 53,550 16.72 $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 250,880 28.59 $36.33 $75,560
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 48,780 26.57 $27.77 $57,750
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 51,040 21.94 $28.43 $59,140
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 25,180 20.36 $32.98 $68,590
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 38,090 19.20 $29.44 $61,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 140 0.51 $44.14 $91,810
Motion Picture and Video Industries 850 0.22 $43.86 $91,220
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 940 2.94 $40.35 $83,930
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 5,750 0.33 $39.68 $82,540
Oil and Gas Extraction 490 0.26 $39.68 $82,540


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 137,560 9.10 0.88 $30.96 $64,400
Texas 127,100 11.32 1.10 $33.87 $70,440
New York 91,380 10.37 1.00 $36.04 $74,970
Florida 91,180 11.90 1.15 $27.73 $57,670
Illinois 66,690 11.57 1.12 $32.96 $68,560



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 38,040 13.95 1.35 $32.12 $66,800
Georgia 52,040 13.07 1.27 $28.87 $60,050
Michigan 53,060 13.02 1.26 $30.37 $63,160
Alabama 23,610 12.71 1.23 $30.57 $63,590
Washington 36,390 12.55 1.22 $32.68 $67,970



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 26,680 8.03 0.78 $38.82 $80,740
New Jersey 42,470 10.98 1.06 $37.20 $77,370
New York 91,380 10.37 1.00 $36.04 $74,970
Connecticut 14,290 8.68 0.84 $35.66 $74,180
Minnesota 30,790 11.28 1.09 $34.84 $72,460




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 60,740 11.27 1.09 $37.87 $78,770
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 47,750 12.73 1.23 $34.23 $71,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 46,110 11.37 1.10 $30.21 $62,830
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 36,370 12.79 1.24 $37.04 $77,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 36,130 15.13 1.47 $30.23 $62,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 32,020 14.30 1.39 $36.59 $76,110
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 23,710 12.73 1.23 $33.11 $68,870
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 23,470 12.86 1.25 $36.90 $76,750
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 21,570 14.45 1.40 $35.28 $73,380
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 20,100 15.16 1.47 $34.55 $71,860