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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
110,040 1.9 % $ 32.71 $ 68,040 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Advertising Sales Agents:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.83 $ 17.65 $ 26.41 $ 39.43 $ 59.63
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,700 $ 36,720 $ 54,940 $ 82,020 $ 124,030


Industry profile for Advertising Sales Agents: Top

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 45,540 10.03 $ 35.09 $ 72,990
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 23,660 8.64 $ 27.26 $ 56,700
Radio and Television Broadcasting 20,510 10.10 $ 31.33 $ 65,160
Other Information Services 7,330 2.11 $ 34.92 $ 72,640
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,170 0.14 $ 31.99 $ 66,540

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 20,510 10.10 $ 31.33 $ 65,160
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 45,540 10.03 $ 35.09 $ 72,990
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 23,660 8.64 $ 27.26 $ 56,700
Other Information Services 7,330 2.11 $ 34.92 $ 72,640
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 650 1.29 $ 42.83 $ 89,090

Top paying industries for Advertising Sales Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,240 0.05 $ 54.26 $ 112,860
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 910 0.13 $ 46.06 $ 95,790
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 650 1.29 $ 42.83 $ 89,090
Motion Picture and Video Industries 700 0.21 $ 41.19 $ 85,670
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 60 0.02 $ 40.40 $ 84,030


Geographic profile for Advertising Sales Agents: Top

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.





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 18,600 2.14 2.71 $ 43.18 $ 89,820
California 10,230 0.62 0.79 $ 36.32 $ 75,540
Texas 8,040 0.66 0.84 $ 39.00 $ 81,120
Illinois 6,540 1.16 1.47 $ 34.24 $ 71,210
Florida 5,800 0.69 0.87 $ 27.22 $ 56,610




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 18,600 2.14 2.71 $ 43.18 $ 89,820
District of Columbia 940 1.37 1.73 $ 39.13 $ 81,390
South Dakota 500 1.22 1.55 $ 22.99 $ 47,810
Illinois 6,540 1.16 1.47 $ 34.24 $ 71,210
Washington 3,620 1.13 1.43 $ 33.08 $ 68,820




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 18,600 2.14 2.71 $ 43.18 $ 89,820
New Jersey 1,710 0.45 0.57 $ 40.46 $ 84,160
District of Columbia 940 1.37 1.73 $ 39.13 $ 81,390
Texas 8,040 0.66 0.84 $ 39.00 $ 81,120
Maryland 990 0.39 0.50 $ 37.08 $ 77,130





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 18,060 2.04 2.58 $ 44.41 $ 92,370
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,620 1.29 1.63 $ 35.23 $ 73,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,170 0.72 0.90 $ 33.88 $ 70,470
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,920 1.49 1.88 $ 34.66 $ 72,090
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,760 0.77 0.97 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,510 0.95 1.20 $ 29.40 $ 61,150
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,310 0.92 1.16 $ 29.95 $ 62,290
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,000 1.13 1.42 $ 26.11 $ 54,310
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,980 0.67 0.84 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,970 0.65 0.83 $ 35.53 $ 73,910




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)
Chattanooga, TN-GA 590 2.43 3.08 $ 27.67 $ 57,560
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 18,060 2.04 2.58 $ 44.41 $ 92,370
Peoria, IL 280 1.79 2.27 $ 22.68 $ 47,180
Cedar Rapids, IA 240 1.72 2.18 $ 16.29 $ 33,880
Lincoln, NE 260 1.50 1.90 $ 24.39 $ 50,730
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,920 1.49 1.88 $ 34.66 $ 72,090
Sioux Falls, SD 220 1.44 1.82 $ 23.87 $ 49,640
Fargo, ND-MN 190 1.44 1.82 $ 32.58 $ 67,770
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 720 1.44 1.82 $ 25.18 $ 52,380
Rapid City, SD 90 1.43 1.81 $ 26.50 $ 55,110