Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
231,900 2.3 % $12.42 $25,830 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.22 $9.07 $10.87 $14.15 $18.48
Annual Wage (2) $17,090 $18,870 $22,610 $29,430 $38,440


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 133,830 15.59 $11.37 $23,660
Employment Services 8,770 0.27 $12.23 $25,440
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,860 0.51 $13.28 $27,620
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 4,740 1.08 $13.34 $27,740
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 4,510 1.53 $15.42 $32,080

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 133,830 15.59 $11.37 $23,660
Satellite Telecommunications 590 5.52 $13.62 $28,340
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 690 2.96 $14.04 $29,200
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 3,290 1.70 $12.78 $26,570
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 4,510 1.53 $15.42 $32,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 140 0.03 $25.24 $52,500
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 30 0.03 $22.79 $47,410
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $21.46 $44,640
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $19.72 $41,020
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $19.06 $39,650


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 26,110 3.50 2.00 $12.15 $25,270
Ohio 22,040 4.30 2.46 $11.79 $24,520
Texas 20,100 1.84 1.05 $11.95 $24,850
California 14,250 0.97 0.55 $13.25 $27,570
Arizona 11,470 4.63 2.65 $13.64 $28,370




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 11,470 4.63 2.65 $13.64 $28,370
Utah 5,390 4.34 2.48 $12.15 $25,280
Ohio 22,040 4.30 2.46 $11.79 $24,520
Nebraska 3,880 4.18 2.39 $11.21 $23,310
Maine 2,370 4.07 2.32 $12.24 $25,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 2,060 1.26 0.72 $17.76 $36,940
Massachusetts 3,640 1.12 0.64 $16.41 $34,140
Rhode Island 350 0.77 0.44 $15.00 $31,200
Vermont 110 0.36 0.20 $14.49 $30,150
Louisiana (8) (8) (8) $14.50 $30,150





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-Glendale, AZ 9,590 5.38 3.08 $13.39 $27,850
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 5,370 5.16 2.95 $10.95 $22,780
Columbus, OH 4,760 5.06 2.89 $11.74 $24,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,730 2.20 1.26 (8) (8)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 4,620 4.01 2.29 $12.29 $25,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,560 1.15 0.66 $12.66 $26,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,090 0.78 0.45 $14.62 $30,410
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,660 0.99 0.57 $13.34 $27,740
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 3,580 2.79 1.60 $13.50 $28,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,550 1.98 1.13 $13.07 $27,190




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 810 14.59 8.34 $9.10 $18,920
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 1,270 12.91 7.38 $11.77 $24,480
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 1,500 10.96 6.27 $11.00 $22,870
Port St. Lucie, FL 1,150 9.21 5.27 $10.20 $21,210
Akron, OH 2,710 8.53 4.88 $11.85 $24,650
Canton-Massillon, OH 1,280 7.73 4.42 $12.05 $25,060
La Crosse, WI-MN 470 6.46 3.69 $9.94 $20,660
Williamsport, PA 340 6.34 3.62 $9.20 $19,140
Albany, GA 350 5.97 3.41 $9.89 $20,560
Spokane, WA 1,160 5.78 3.30 $11.23 $23,370




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Haven, CT 600 2.20 1.26 $22.19 $46,160
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 510 1.34 0.77 $20.55 $42,740
Florence, SC 40 0.49 0.28 $18.73 $38,960
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 200 1.48 0.85 $18.42 $38,320
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 40 0.44 0.25 $18.22 $37,900
Prescott, AZ 90 1.73 0.99 $18.19 $37,830
Worcester, MA-CT 150 0.61 0.35 $18.18 $37,810
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,250 1.37 0.79 $17.93 $37,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,460 1.41 0.80 $17.08 $35,530
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.43 0.25 $16.62 $34,560

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 660 3.09 1.77 $10.24 $21,290
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 570 2.53 1.45 $9.31 $19,370
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 550 2.88 1.64 $10.89 $22,650
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 480 2.73 1.56 $9.06 $18,840
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 460 2.80 1.60 $10.69 $22,240

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 360 4.63 2.65 $9.04 $18,800
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 280 3.57 2.04 $9.00 $18,730
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 370 3.29 1.88 $11.35 $23,600
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 660 3.09 1.77 $10.24 $21,290
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 550 2.88 1.64 $10.89 $22,650

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.56 0.32 $20.98 $43,640
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 0.00 $14.97 $31,140
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.98 $29,080
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.85 0.49 $13.91 $28,930
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.83 $28,760


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014