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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
134,800 3.2 % $14.31 $29,770 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.21 $10.66 $12.64 $16.33 $21.39
Annual Wage (2) $19,170 $22,170 $26,290 $33,960 $44,480


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 77,300 8.67 $13.38 $27,830
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,750 0.32 $14.31 $29,760
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 3,850 0.19 $15.52 $32,290
Employment Services 3,690 0.10 $13.95 $29,010
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,850 0.38 $14.35 $29,860

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 77,300 8.67 $13.38 $27,830
Direct Selling Establishments 1,360 1.01 $13.83 $28,770
Other Information Services 2,650 0.82 $17.67 $36,750
Grantmaking and Giving Services 690 0.48 $11.84 $24,630
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 960 0.45 $13.02 $27,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,220 0.06 $24.15 $50,240
Individual and Family Services (8) (8) $21.06 $43,810
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 1,080 0.08 $20.50 $42,640
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 120 0.02 $20.49 $42,630
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.44 $42,510


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 16,760 1.91 2.08 $12.56 $26,120
Texas 12,550 1.01 1.10 $15.27 $31,770
California 11,790 0.68 0.74 $15.07 $31,350
Ohio 11,130 2.04 2.23 $12.59 $26,190
Arizona 6,880 2.40 2.61 $15.91 $33,090




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)
Idaho 2,010 2.77 3.01 $12.16 $25,300
Arizona 6,880 2.40 2.61 $15.91 $33,090
Nevada 3,190 2.29 2.49 $12.96 $26,960
Utah 3,210 2.13 2.33 $14.47 $30,090
Ohio 11,130 2.04 2.23 $12.59 $26,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,490 0.45 0.49 $20.23 $42,080
New Hampshire 430 0.65 0.71 $18.66 $38,800
New York 4,570 0.48 0.52 $17.07 $35,500
Connecticut 1,220 0.73 0.80 $16.62 $34,570
Mississippi 80 0.07 0.07 $16.45 $34,210





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-Scottsdale, AZ 6,290 2.96 3.23 $16.07 $33,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,150 0.83 0.90 $15.39 $32,010
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,110 0.53 0.58 $16.83 $35,000
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,530 0.97 1.05 $13.76 $28,620
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,990 1.51 1.65 $13.11 $27,270
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,370 0.92 1.00 $16.18 $33,650
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,110 2.33 2.54 $12.88 $26,800
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,850 2.80 3.05 $12.73 $26,480
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,720 2.63 2.86 $18.50 $38,480
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,590 2.00 2.18 $12.11 $25,180




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)
Canton-Massillon, OH 1,070 6.34 6.91 $12.25 $25,470
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 1,320 6.27 6.84 $10.72 $22,300
Idaho Falls, ID 400 6.01 6.55 $12.60 $26,220
Provo-Orem, UT 1,240 4.87 5.30 $16.24 $33,780
Akron, OH 1,420 4.30 4.69 $11.66 $24,260
Montgomery, AL 580 3.53 3.84 $11.38 $23,680
Chattanooga, TN-GA 850 3.39 3.70 $11.69 $24,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,290 2.96 3.23 $16.07 $33,430
Green Bay, WI 500 2.87 3.13 (8) (8)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,850 2.80 3.05 $12.73 $26,480




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,470 0.52 0.57 $21.88 $45,510
Waterbury, CT 60 0.87 0.95 $20.92 $43,520
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,080 0.54 0.58 $20.70 $43,060
Springfield, MA-CT 110 0.34 0.37 $19.76 $41,110
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,720 2.63 2.86 $18.50 $38,480
Austin-Round Rock, TX 910 0.84 0.92 $18.28 $38,010
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (8) (8) (8) $18.18 $37,820
Worcester, MA-CT 220 0.75 0.82 $17.99 $37,430
New Haven, CT 160 0.55 0.60 $17.76 $36,940
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 490 0.85 0.92 $17.64 $36,700

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)
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 530 6.19 6.74 $9.27 $19,270
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 330 2.15 2.35 $13.88 $28,880
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 210 1.24 1.35 $12.47 $25,940
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.79 0.86 $15.58 $32,410
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.51 0.56 $12.42 $25,840

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)
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 530 6.19 6.74 $9.27 $19,270
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 330 2.15 2.35 $13.88 $28,880
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 210 1.24 1.35 $12.47 $25,940
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 1.00 1.09 $12.07 $25,110
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.79 0.86 $15.58 $32,410

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 0.30 $16.66 $34,660
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 0.31 $16.22 $33,740
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.04 $33,370
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.17 0.19 $15.83 $32,930
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 0.79 0.86 $15.58 $32,410


About May 2019 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 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020