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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

41-9041 Telemarketers

Solicit donations or orders for goods or services over the telephone.


National estimates for Telemarketers
Industry profile for Telemarketers
Geographic profile for Telemarketers

National estimates for Telemarketers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Telemarketers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
117,610 3.4 % $ 14.87 $ 30,930 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Telemarketers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.53 $ 11.04 $ 13.42 $ 16.96 $ 22.03
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,820 $ 22,960 $ 27,920 $ 35,270 $ 45,820


Industry profile for Telemarketers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Telemarketers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Telemarketers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Telemarketers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 67,770 8.15 $ 13.64 $ 28,360
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 4,120 0.20 $ 16.71 $ 34,750
Other Information Services 3,810 1.10 $ 19.34 $ 40,220
Telecommunications 3,630 0.52 $ 16.61 $ 34,550
Employment Services 2,930 0.09 $ 14.73 $ 30,630

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Telemarketers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 67,770 8.15 $ 13.64 $ 28,360
Other Information Services 3,810 1.10 $ 19.34 $ 40,220
Direct Selling Establishments 1,320 1.01 $ 14.70 $ 30,570
Telecommunications 3,630 0.52 $ 16.61 $ 34,550
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 930 0.51 $ 15.77 $ 32,790

Top paying industries for Telemarketers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 90 0.02 $ 22.96 $ 47,760
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.04 $ 22.88 $ 47,580
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.03 $ 22.34 $ 46,460
Software Publishers 500 0.10 $ 20.85 $ 43,360
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 340 0.10 $ 20.63 $ 42,900


Geographic profile for Telemarketers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Telemarketers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Telemarketers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Telemarketers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 13,930 1.15 1.36 $ 15.63 $ 32,520
Florida 12,700 1.50 1.78 $ 13.37 $ 27,810
Ohio 11,200 2.18 2.58 $ 12.48 $ 25,950
California 11,150 0.68 0.80 $ 16.79 $ 34,930
Arizona 4,990 1.76 2.08 $ 15.99 $ 33,260




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Telemarketers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 2,290 3.18 3.77 $ 12.05 $ 25,070
Nevada 3,590 2.87 3.39 $ 12.99 $ 27,020
Utah 3,360 2.26 2.67 $ 12.73 $ 26,480
Ohio 11,200 2.18 2.58 $ 12.48 $ 25,950
Nebraska 1,680 1.79 2.11 $ 12.39 $ 25,760




Top paying states for Telemarketers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,700 0.53 0.63 $ 20.40 $ 42,420
Massachusetts 1,290 0.38 0.45 $ 18.51 $ 38,490
Connecticut 830 0.54 0.64 $ 18.36 $ 38,180
Mississippi 90 0.08 0.10 $ 18.31 $ 38,080
Minnesota 1,730 0.64 0.76 $ 18.22 $ 37,910





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Telemarketers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,340 2.06 2.43 $ 16.21 $ 33,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,890 0.67 0.79 $ 15.89 $ 33,050
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,780 1.51 1.78 $ 14.05 $ 29,230
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,770 1.05 1.24 $ 17.10 $ 35,580
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,260 0.37 0.44 $ 18.00 $ 37,440
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 3,230 3.58 4.23 $ 12.82 $ 26,660
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,090 2.37 2.81 $ 13.79 $ 28,690
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 3,000 3.05 3.61 $ 11.42 $ 23,760
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,460 0.91 1.08 $ 17.40 $ 36,190
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,450 2.44 2.89 $ 19.63 $ 40,840




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Telemarketers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho Falls, ID 620 9.04 10.69 $ 11.12 $ 23,140
Canton-Massillon, OH 1,160 7.35 8.70 $ 12.82 $ 26,660
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 1,280 6.64 7.85 $ 10.92 $ 22,710
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 720 5.89 6.97 $ 11.21 $ 23,310
Akron, OH 1,610 5.16 6.10 $ 12.12 $ 25,210
Provo-Orem, UT 1,120 4.43 5.24 $ 14.13 $ 29,390
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 800 3.71 4.39 $ 11.90 $ 24,750
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 3,230 3.58 4.23 $ 12.82 $ 26,660
Lincoln, NE 590 3.37 3.98 $ 11.05 $ 22,990
Boise City, ID 1,070 3.21 3.80 $ 13.26 $ 27,580




Top paying metropolitan areas for Telemarketers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waterbury, CT 40 0.66 0.78 $ 24.97 $ 51,930
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,380 0.71 0.84 $ 21.37 $ 44,440
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.11 0.13 $ 19.74 $ 41,070
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,450 2.44 2.89 $ 19.63 $ 40,840
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 180 0.19 0.22 $ 18.69 $ 38,880
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 880 0.60 0.71 $ 18.67 $ 38,830
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 340 1.09 1.29 $ 18.51 $ 38,500
Worcester, MA-CT 280 1.05 1.25 $ 18.46 $ 38,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,590 0.86 1.02 $ 18.31 $ 38,090
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 990 0.38 0.45 $ 18.30 $ 38,060

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Telemarketers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 1,340 11.43 13.52 $ 14.75 $ 30,680
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 380 4.52 5.35 $ 10.48 $ 21,810
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 270 1.94 2.29 $ 14.45 $ 30,050
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 190 0.88 1.04 $ 12.17 $ 25,310
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 160 0.89 1.05 $ 14.53 $ 30,220

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Telemarketers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 1,340 11.43 13.52 $ 14.75 $ 30,680
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 380 4.52 5.35 $ 10.48 $ 21,810
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 270 1.94 2.29 $ 14.45 $ 30,050
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 160 0.89 1.05 $ 14.53 $ 30,220
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 190 0.88 1.04 $ 12.17 $ 25,310

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Telemarketers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.61 0.73 $ 17.56 $ 36,520
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 0.32 $ 17.01 $ 35,370
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 0.23 $ 15.01 $ 31,230
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 1,340 11.43 13.52 $ 14.75 $ 30,680
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 0.43 $ 14.53 $ 30,230


About May 2020 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021