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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
Industry profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
Geographic profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

National estimates for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
266,160 1.6 % $ 49.40 $ 102,750 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 21.38 $ 29.76 $ 45.60 $ 62.92 $ 80.92
Annual Wage (2) $ 44,460 $ 61,900 $ 94,840 $ 130,860 $ 168,320


Industry profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 60,160 9.00 $ 45.44 $ 94,520
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 41,240 10.97 $ 58.15 $ 120,960
Software Publishers 21,400 4.07 $ 48.33 $ 100,530
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 17,970 0.79 $ 53.49 $ 111,270
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 17,660 3.72 $ 49.99 $ 103,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 41,240 10.97 $ 58.15 $ 120,960
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 60,160 9.00 $ 45.44 $ 94,520
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 9,000 5.78 $ 69.02 $ 143,570
Software Publishers 21,400 4.07 $ 48.33 $ 100,530
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 17,660 3.72 $ 49.99 $ 103,980

Top paying industries for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction (8) (8) $ 75.65 $ 157,350
Animal Food Manufacturing 160 0.24 $ 75.32 $ 156,670
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 9,000 5.78 $ 69.02 $ 143,570
Scientific Research and Development Services 7,420 0.93 $ 63.90 $ 132,920
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 50 0.06 $ 63.82 $ 132,750


Geographic profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 36,300 2.20 1.16 $ 56.25 $ 116,990
Texas 28,090 2.30 1.22 $ 47.62 $ 99,050
Florida 18,890 2.20 1.16 $ 43.77 $ 91,040
Tennessee 15,220 5.10 2.70 $ 38.40 $ 79,870
New York 14,870 1.71 0.91 $ 55.23 $ 114,870


Map of location quotient of sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 15,220 5.10 2.70 $ 38.40 $ 79,870
Oklahoma 6,180 3.97 2.10 $ 36.83 $ 76,600
South Dakota 1,420 3.37 1.78 $ 49.90 $ 103,780
New Hampshire 2,100 3.31 1.75 $ 47.15 $ 98,070
Utah 5,130 3.30 1.75 $ 44.96 $ 93,530


Map of annual mean wages of sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 3,580 0.93 0.49 $ 63.87 $ 132,850
Wyoming 250 0.95 0.50 $ 59.30 $ 123,340
Massachusetts 10,980 3.24 1.71 $ 59.03 $ 122,780
Virginia 7,060 1.88 1.00 $ 58.47 $ 121,620
Washington 8,160 2.55 1.35 $ 58.31 $ 121,280



Map of employment of sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

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 11,130 1.28 0.68 $ 57.83 $ 120,280
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 9,670 2.69 1.43 $ 49.25 $ 102,440
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 9,520 3.68 1.95 $ 58.86 $ 122,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 9,430 1.65 0.87 $ 46.52 $ 96,770
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 8,420 7.88 4.17 $ 72.48 $ 150,760
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 6,460 3.37 1.78 $ 59.77 $ 124,330
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,140 2.51 1.33 $ 43.48 $ 90,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,040 2.33 1.24 $ 47.50 $ 98,790
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,670 2.53 1.34 $ 57.95 $ 120,530
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,230 1.80 0.96 $ 47.22 $ 98,210


Map of location quotient of sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 8,420 7.88 4.17 $ 72.48 $ 150,760
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,670 5.35 2.83 $ 68.02 $ 141,470
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 3,130 5.18 2.74 $ 40.81 $ 84,880
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 5,030 5.15 2.73 $ 38.30 $ 79,670
Provo-Orem, UT 1,360 5.00 2.64 $ 34.68 $ 72,130
Raleigh, NC 3,030 4.79 2.53 $ 52.35 $ 108,900
Knoxville, TN 1,810 4.71 2.49 $ 36.72 $ 76,380
Tulsa, OK 1,920 4.58 2.43 $ 38.17 $ 79,390
Oklahoma City, OK 2,700 4.47 2.37 $ 37.67 $ 78,350
Madison, WI 1,660 4.40 2.33 $ 34.70 $ 72,170