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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of postsecondary education. Excludes "Sales Engineers" (41-9031).


National estimates for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
Industry profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
Geographic profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

National estimates for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
288,150 2.0 % $ 47.92 $ 99,680 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 20.59 $ 28.65 $ 41.66 $ 61.44 $ 82.55
Annual Wage (2) $ 42,820 $ 59,590 $ 86,650 $ 127,800 $ 171,700


Industry profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 58,660 8.62 $ 45.53 $ 94,710
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 35,550 9.48 $ 50.56 $ 105,170
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 24,160 1.10 $ 52.15 $ 108,480
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 21,280 4.32 $ 49.97 $ 103,940
Software Publishers 19,100 3.91 $ 49.83 $ 103,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 35,550 9.48 $ 50.56 $ 105,170
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 58,660 8.62 $ 45.53 $ 94,710
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 9,290 5.78 $ 65.18 $ 135,580
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 21,280 4.32 $ 49.97 $ 103,940
Software Publishers 19,100 3.91 $ 49.83 $ 103,650

Top paying industries for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 9,290 5.78 $ 65.18 $ 135,580
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (8) (8) $ 64.20 $ 133,540
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 140 0.01 $ 60.74 $ 126,340
Scientific Research and Development Services 6,830 0.91 $ 57.45 $ 119,500
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 260 2.33 $ 57.16 $ 118,880


Geographic profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 39,610 2.41 1.16 $ 55.71 $ 115,870
Texas 25,980 2.15 1.04 $ 45.81 $ 95,280
Florida 20,950 2.48 1.20 $ 44.19 $ 91,910
New York 14,570 1.68 0.81 $ 54.05 $ 112,430
Tennessee 13,570 4.67 2.26 $ 38.01 $ 79,060




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 13,570 4.67 2.26 $ 38.01 $ 79,060
Massachusetts 13,170 3.93 1.90 $ 51.78 $ 107,710
Oklahoma 5,690 3.64 1.76 $ 42.48 $ 88,350
New Hampshire 2,240 3.62 1.75 $ 50.47 $ 104,980
South Dakota 1,420 3.45 1.67 $ 50.39 $ 104,810




Top paying states for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 200 0.75 0.36 $ 62.16 $ 129,290
California 39,610 2.41 1.16 $ 55.71 $ 115,870
New York 14,570 1.68 0.81 $ 54.05 $ 112,430
Maryland 5,920 2.35 1.13 $ 53.65 $ 111,590
North Carolina 12,300 2.87 1.38 $ 53.12 $ 110,490





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

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 12,760 1.44 0.70 $ 53.94 $ 112,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 12,440 4.78 2.31 $ 51.61 $ 107,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,020 1.89 0.91 $ 49.22 $ 102,370
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 9,580 8.69 4.19 $ 69.16 $ 143,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,200 3.04 1.47 $ 39.35 $ 81,850
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,120 2.73 1.32 $ 45.56 $ 94,770
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,810 2.18 1.05 $ 42.11 $ 87,590
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 7,520 3.23 1.56 $ 57.04 $ 118,640
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 7,350 3.76 1.81 $ 53.25 $ 110,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,120 2.36 1.14 $ 60.70 $ 126,260




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 9,580 8.69 4.19 $ 69.16 $ 143,850
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 2,240 7.22 3.49 $ 64.20 $ 133,530
Raleigh, NC 3,770 6.08 2.93 $ 53.76 $ 111,810
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 5,830 6.04 2.92 $ 38.86 $ 80,830
Glens Falls, NY 250 5.24 2.53 $ 38.30 $ 79,660
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 2,920 4.81 2.32 $ 42.81 $ 89,040
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 12,440 4.78 2.31 $ 51.61 $ 107,350
Tulsa, OK 1,940 4.54 2.19 $ 39.78 $ 82,750
Oklahoma City, OK 2,710 4.44 2.14 $ 47.84 $ 99,510
Sioux Falls, SD 660 4.30 2.08 $ 59.28 $ 123,290