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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
306,980 2.2 % $44.70 $92,980 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.75 $27.43 $38.95 $56.52 $76.24
Annual Wage (2) $41,080 $57,050 $81,020 $117,560 $158,580


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)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 60,270 8.94 $43.18 $89,820
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 36,310 9.53 $47.10 $97,960
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 26,140 1.20 $47.36 $98,500
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 23,820 4.51 $48.63 $101,140
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 19,790 1.38 $40.97 $85,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 36,310 9.53 $47.10 $97,960
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 60,270 8.94 $43.18 $89,820
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 14,580 4.91 $42.35 $88,090
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 23,820 4.51 $48.63 $101,140
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 6,740 4.25 $48.36 $100,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 80 0.06 $60.98 $126,840
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 170 0.02 $60.13 $125,080
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 250 2.06 $57.41 $119,410
Other Food Manufacturing 60 0.03 $54.57 $113,500
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,990 0.71 $52.42 $109,030


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 39,230 2.26 1.08 $46.86 $97,470
Texas 28,850 2.32 1.11 $44.83 $93,250
Florida 20,830 2.37 1.13 $42.80 $89,030
Massachusetts 15,520 4.29 2.05 $47.40 $98,590
New York 15,040 1.58 0.76 $54.86 $114,110




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)
Tennessee 13,020 4.33 2.07 $38.72 $80,540
Oklahoma 6,930 4.29 2.05 $39.77 $82,710
Massachusetts 15,520 4.29 2.05 $47.40 $98,590
New Hampshire 2,590 3.92 1.88 $49.78 $103,540
South Dakota 1,510 3.56 1.70 $44.39 $92,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 250 0.93 0.45 $59.48 $123,710
New York 15,040 1.58 0.76 $54.86 $114,110
Delaware 880 1.95 0.93 $52.95 $110,130
Colorado 6,170 2.30 1.10 $52.91 $110,050
New Mexico 860 1.04 0.50 $51.84 $107,830





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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 14,530 5.19 2.48 $47.68 $99,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 13,990 2.24 1.07 $43.81 $91,120
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,920 1.44 0.69 $53.68 $111,650
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 12,590 2.69 1.29 $42.47 $88,330
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,980 2.18 1.04 $40.80 $84,860
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,970 6.98 3.34 $52.12 $108,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,880 2.58 1.24 $43.26 $89,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,640 2.66 1.27 $37.44 $77,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,320 2.67 1.28 $35.86 $74,590
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 7,280 2.75 1.32 $40.66 $84,580