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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

11-2022 Sales Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.


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)
379,050 0.6 % $67.46 $140,320 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.34 $40.76 $59.72 $83.42 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $58,940 $84,790 $124,220 $173,510 (5)


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)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 29,740 1.25 $74.11 $154,140
Automobile Dealers 24,440 1.89 $64.24 $133,630
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 20,500 0.98 $78.16 $162,580
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 17,220 1.23 $66.31 $137,920
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 13,460 1.37 $60.48 $125,810

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 10,590 1.94 $71.55 $148,820
Automobile Dealers 24,440 1.89 $64.24 $133,630
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 7,090 1.89 $71.52 $148,750
Other Information Services 5,160 1.75 $86.34 $179,580
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 11,560 1.73 $70.97 $147,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 7,820 0.84 $104.13 $216,590
Legal Services 410 0.04 $96.30 $200,310
Motion Picture and Video Industries 940 0.23 $92.97 $193,380
Oil and Gas Extraction 210 0.15 $90.89 $189,060
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,480 0.37 $88.49 $184,060


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 76,950 4.52 1.73 $64.43 $134,010
Texas 26,420 2.18 0.83 $71.15 $148,000
Illinois 24,800 4.14 1.58 $63.17 $131,400
New York 23,120 2.46 0.94 $95.38 $198,390
Florida 20,060 2.33 0.89 $60.12 $125,050




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)
Massachusetts 16,600 4.65 1.77 $72.60 $151,010
California 76,950 4.52 1.73 $64.43 $134,010
Illinois 24,800 4.14 1.58 $63.17 $131,400
Connecticut 6,850 4.13 1.58 $73.44 $152,760
Minnesota 11,120 3.88 1.48 $63.67 $132,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 23,120 2.46 0.94 $95.38 $198,390
Delaware 950 2.11 0.81 $84.10 $174,940
Virginia 5,790 1.51 0.58 $82.10 $170,760
New Jersey 13,890 3.43 1.31 $81.23 $168,950
Rhode Island 740 1.54 0.59 $77.87 $161,970





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 29,660 3.12 1.19 $94.08 $195,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 29,620 4.84 1.85 $62.01 $128,980
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 21,310 4.59 1.75 $64.83 $134,840
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 14,400 5.22 1.99 $75.26 $156,550
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 12,570 5.19 1.98 $74.37 $154,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 11,640 4.34 1.66 $70.11 $145,820
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 9,740 2.73 1.04 $69.96 $145,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 9,010 4.38 1.67 $55.75 $115,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,800 4.50 1.72 $66.72 $138,780
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,800 6.97 2.66 $80.92 $168,300