Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

41-9041 Telemarketers

Solicit donations or orders for goods or services over the telephone.


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)
226,730 2.6 % $12.73 $26,470 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.52 $9.35 $11.31 $14.38 $18.48
Annual Wage (2) $17,730 $19,460 $23,530 $29,910 $38,450


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)
Business Support Services 129,030 14.30 $11.85 $24,650
Employment Services 8,210 0.23 $12.72 $26,460
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 7,760 0.62 $12.72 $26,460
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 4,340 1.28 $15.22 $31,660
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,030 0.62 $11.77 $24,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 129,030 14.30 $11.85 $24,650
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 430 1.83 $14.34 $29,830
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,830 1.42 $13.20 $27,450
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,740 1.28 $11.33 $23,570
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 4,340 1.28 $15.22 $31,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $23.14 $48,120
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 130 0.03 $21.72 $45,190
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $18.14 $37,740
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 760 0.18 $18.01 $37,470
Software Publishers 820 0.25 $17.86 $37,140


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)
Florida 27,820 3.51 2.14 $12.20 $25,370
Texas 22,820 1.97 1.20 $12.88 $26,780
California 14,780 0.95 0.58 $13.88 $28,860
Ohio 14,450 2.74 1.66 $12.24 $25,450
Arizona 11,400 4.41 2.68 $13.36 $27,780



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)
Arizona 11,400 4.41 2.68 $13.36 $27,780
Nebraska 3,370 3.53 2.15 $11.21 $23,330
Florida 27,820 3.51 2.14 $12.20 $25,370
Utah 4,270 3.22 1.96 $11.77 $24,470
Maine 1,890 3.20 1.95 $12.32 $25,620



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,400 0.84 0.51 $18.13 $37,700
Massachusetts 3,140 0.92 0.56 $15.97 $33,210
New Hampshire 430 0.67 0.41 $14.76 $30,710
Kansas 2,180 1.59 0.97 $14.74 $30,660
Nevada 3,170 2.57 1.56 $14.48 $30,110




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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 9,080 4.84 2.94 $13.83 $28,760
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,990 3.00 1.83 $15.35 $31,930
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 6,610 5.91 3.59 $11.25 $23,410
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 6,390 8.21 4.99 $12.89 $26,820
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,360 0.83 0.50 $14.00 $29,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,300 1.29 0.79 $13.48 $28,050
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,110 1.43 0.87 $12.71 $26,440
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 4,360 3.59 2.18 $12.55 $26,110
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 3,940 4.16 2.53 $11.76 $24,460
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,490 2.54 1.54 $14.15 $29,430



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pueblo, CO 1,000 17.36 10.56 $9.23 $19,200
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 660 13.41 8.16 $13.42 $27,920
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 870 10.21 6.21 $11.41 $23,730
Port St. Lucie, FL 1,090 8.23 5.01 $10.68 $22,210
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 6,390 8.21 4.99 $12.89 $26,820
Springfield, MO 1,560 7.92 4.82 $10.63 $22,100
Tulsa, OK 3,010 6.94 4.22 $11.07 $23,030
Williamsport, PA 340 6.38 3.88 $9.61 $19,990
Albany, GA 360 6.27 3.81 $10.15 $21,110
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 2,890 6.09 3.70 $11.25 $23,390