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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents

Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or Internet establishments or public spaces.


National estimates for Advertising Sales Agents
Industry profile for Advertising Sales Agents
Geographic profile for Advertising Sales Agents

National estimates for Advertising Sales Agents:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Advertising Sales Agents:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
96,660 2.8 % $ 31.99 $ 66,540 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Advertising Sales Agents:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.80 $ 18.13 $ 25.16 $ 38.13 $ 60.27
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,700 $ 37,700 $ 52,340 $ 79,310 $ 125,370


Industry profile for Advertising Sales Agents:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Advertising Sales Agents are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Advertising Sales Agents, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Advertising Sales Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 34,040 7.82 $ 32.97 $ 68,580
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 21,280 8.59 $ 24.17 $ 50,270
Radio and Television Broadcasting 19,980 10.49 $ 30.93 $ 64,340
Other Information Services 8,420 2.32 $ 49.57 $ 103,100
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,450 0.16 $ 24.78 $ 51,530

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Advertising Sales Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 19,980 10.49 $ 30.93 $ 64,340
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 21,280 8.59 $ 24.17 $ 50,270
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 34,040 7.82 $ 32.97 $ 68,580
Other Information Services 8,420 2.32 $ 49.57 $ 103,100
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 820 1.72 $ 46.33 $ 96,360

Top paying industries for Advertising Sales Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 8,420 2.32 $ 49.57 $ 103,100
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 820 1.72 $ 46.33 $ 96,360
Sound Recording Industries 110 0.60 $ 45.72 $ 95,100
Software Publishers (8) (8) $ 44.15 $ 91,820
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services (8) (8) $ 41.28 $ 85,870


Geographic profile for Advertising Sales Agents:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Advertising Sales Agents are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Advertising Sales Agents, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of advertising sales agents by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Advertising Sales Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 14,640 1.69 2.46 $ 45.60 $ 94,840
California 9,340 0.56 0.82 $ 36.58 $ 76,090
Florida 6,250 0.73 1.06 $ 26.81 $ 55,770
Texas 5,300 0.43 0.63 $ 26.45 $ 55,020
Washington 5,030 1.57 2.29 $ 44.31 $ 92,170


Map of location quotient of advertising sales agents by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Advertising Sales Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 14,640 1.69 2.46 $ 45.60 $ 94,840
Washington 5,030 1.57 2.29 $ 44.31 $ 92,170
South Dakota 510 1.20 1.75 $ 25.44 $ 52,920
Nebraska 950 0.99 1.45 $ 27.41 $ 57,020
West Virginia 620 0.94 1.37 $ 22.70 $ 47,210


Map of annual mean wages of advertising sales agents by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Advertising Sales Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 14,640 1.69 2.46 $ 45.60 $ 94,840
Washington 5,030 1.57 2.29 $ 44.31 $ 92,170
District of Columbia 520 0.78 1.14 $ 37.86 $ 78,760
New Jersey 990 0.26 0.37 $ 36.90 $ 76,760
California 9,340 0.56 0.82 $ 36.58 $ 76,090



Map of employment of advertising sales agents by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Advertising Sales Agents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,620 1.57 2.29 $ 47.04 $ 97,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,430 0.77 1.13 $ 37.40 $ 77,780
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 4,290 2.24 3.26 $ 46.98 $ 97,720
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,410 0.81 1.18 $ 33.03 $ 68,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,250 0.87 1.27 $ 27.14 $ 56,450
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,250 0.92 1.34 $ 27.42 $ 57,040
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,710 0.95 1.39 $ 29.42 $ 61,190
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,580 0.44 0.64 $ 27.41 $ 57,020
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,580 0.59 0.87 $ 31.86 $ 66,270
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,530 0.68 1.00 $ 39.61 $ 82,390


Map of location quotient of advertising sales agents by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Advertising Sales Agents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 4,290 2.24 3.26 $ 46.98 $ 97,720
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,620 1.57 2.29 $ 47.04 $ 97,840
Rapid City, SD 100 1.55 2.26 $ 26.38 $ 54,860
Wheeling, WV-OH 70 1.27 1.84 $ 20.94 $ 43,560
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 120 1.27 1.84 $ 30.45 $ 63,330
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 100 1.25 1.82 $ 28.63 $ 59,550
Missoula, MT 70 1.17 1.71 $ 19.99 $ 41,570
Columbia, MO 110 1.14 1.66 $ 25.34 $ 52,710
Manhattan, KS 40 1.14 1.66 $ 23.93 $ 49,780
Fargo, ND-MN 150 1.13 1.64 $ 26.56 $ 55,250