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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 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)
133,110 2.6 % $30.46 $63,360 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.86 $16.68 $24.87 $36.94 $55.20
Annual Wage (2) $24,670 $34,700 $51,740 $76,840 $114,810


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)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 53,040 10.85 $33.73 $70,170
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 31,670 9.53 $25.19 $52,390
Radio and Television Broadcasting 22,960 10.60 $29.08 $60,500
Other Information Services 10,520 3.56 $33.91 $70,530
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,090 0.21 $28.75 $59,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 53,040 10.85 $33.73 $70,170
Radio and Television Broadcasting 22,960 10.60 $29.08 $60,500
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 31,670 9.53 $25.19 $52,390
Other Information Services 10,520 3.56 $33.91 $70,530
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 400 0.74 $38.14 $79,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Civic and Social Organizations 70 0.02 $46.53 $96,770
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 480 0.09 $40.88 $85,040
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,110 0.27 $39.62 $82,420
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 400 0.74 $38.14 $79,320
Performing Arts Companies 340 0.26 $35.15 $73,120


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)
New York 20,740 2.21 2.40 $40.54 $84,310
California 16,380 0.96 1.05 $34.00 $70,720
Florida 9,440 1.10 1.19 $28.61 $59,500
Illinois 8,360 1.40 1.52 $28.85 $60,010
Texas 6,750 0.56 0.61 $28.10 $58,440




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)
New York 20,740 2.21 2.40 $40.54 $84,310
North Dakota 600 1.43 1.56 $26.65 $55,430
Illinois 8,360 1.40 1.52 $28.85 $60,010
South Dakota 520 1.23 1.34 $23.41 $48,690
Kansas 1,600 1.16 1.26 $24.74 $51,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,410 0.85 0.92 $42.78 $88,990
New York 20,740 2.21 2.40 $40.54 $84,310
New Jersey 2,640 0.65 0.71 $40.46 $84,160
District of Columbia 780 1.09 1.19 $37.44 $77,870
California 16,380 0.96 1.05 $34.00 $70,720





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 20,490 2.16 2.35 $41.87 $87,080
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,280 1.57 1.71 $29.54 $61,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,160 1.01 1.09 $34.40 $71,550
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,270 1.65 1.79 $33.44 $69,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,370 1.25 1.36 $30.39 $63,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,070 1.27 1.38 $42.78 $88,980
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,400 1.21 1.31 $32.32 $67,230
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,360 0.85 0.93 $32.93 $68,500
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,160 0.76 0.82 $33.37 $69,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,120 0.60 0.65 $33.11 $68,870