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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.


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)
1,344,530 0.5 % $34.19 $71,110 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.68 $20.23 $28.81 $41.22 $60.24
Annual Wage (2) $30,530 $42,070 $59,930 $85,730 $125,300


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)
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 231,110 16.17 $33.37 $69,400
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 137,750 13.95 $32.17 $66,920
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 137,330 26.03 $39.64 $82,460
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 113,360 15.91 $34.08 $70,890
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 74,890 13.31 $33.45 $69,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 137,330 26.03 $39.64 $82,460
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 231,110 16.17 $33.37 $69,400
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 113,360 15.91 $34.08 $70,890
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 21,480 14.29 $32.25 $67,090
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 137,750 13.95 $32.17 $66,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,360 0.19 $53.94 $112,200
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 390 0.42 $44.43 $92,420
Support Activities for Mining 1,850 0.53 $43.53 $90,540
Oil and Gas Extraction 130 0.09 $43.51 $90,510
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,520 1.36 $43.26 $89,980


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)
California 147,310 8.47 0.93 $36.09 $75,070
Texas 119,170 9.59 1.05 $33.15 $68,950
Florida 86,490 9.83 1.07 $30.07 $62,540
New York 75,220 7.90 0.86 $35.50 $73,830
Illinois 67,650 11.23 1.23 $33.15 $68,950




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)
Utah 19,980 13.29 1.45 $30.23 $62,880
South Dakota 5,570 13.10 1.43 $31.82 $66,190
Wisconsin 36,640 12.77 1.39 $33.89 $70,490
Minnesota 33,470 11.62 1.27 $37.18 $77,330
Illinois 67,650 11.23 1.23 $33.15 $68,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 40,030 9.79 1.07 $40.46 $84,170
Massachusetts 23,150 6.40 0.70 $39.53 $82,220
Colorado 27,650 10.32 1.13 $39.27 $81,670
Rhode Island 5,330 11.03 1.20 $38.55 $80,180
Connecticut 13,560 8.14 0.89 $37.89 $78,810





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 84,870 8.79 0.96 $38.39 $79,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 63,550 10.18 1.11 $35.91 $74,690
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 57,050 12.20 1.33 $34.28 $71,310
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 41,290 11.29 1.23 $33.34 $69,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 33,300 12.14 1.33 $33.97 $70,660
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 31,830 12.05 1.32 $29.66 $61,680
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 31,460 10.31 1.13 $37.45 $77,900
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 27,130 9.43 1.03 $38.33 $79,720
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 24,980 12.67 1.38 $39.27 $81,680
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 22,680 11.22 1.23 $37.96 $78,960