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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Telemarketers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
115,130 3.2 % $ 14.74 $ 30,670 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Telemarketers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.36 $ 11.28 $ 13.90 $ 16.58 $ 21.73
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,470 $ 23,470 $ 28,910 $ 34,480 $ 45,190


Industry profile for Telemarketers:

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 76,700 9.29 $ 13.37 $ 27,820
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,760 0.37 $ 15.15 $ 31,520
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 3,650 0.18 $ 18.09 $ 37,620
Telecommunications 3,010 0.45 $ 17.25 $ 35,880
Employment Services 2,890 0.08 $ 14.66 $ 30,490

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 76,700 9.29 $ 13.37 $ 27,820
Direct Selling Establishments 1,480 1.14 $ 14.47 $ 30,090
Telecommunications 3,010 0.45 $ 17.25 $ 35,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,760 0.37 $ 15.15 $ 31,520
Other Information Services 1,070 0.29 $ 20.19 $ 42,000

Top paying industries for Telemarketers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 27.84 $ 57,910
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities (8) (8) $ 25.96 $ 54,000
Electronics and Appliance Stores 130 0.03 $ 23.80 $ 49,510
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 200 0.03 $ 23.77 $ 49,440
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 540 0.02 $ 23.61 $ 49,110


Geographic profile for Telemarketers:

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.



Map of employment of telemarketers by state, May 2021


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 22,360 1.83 2.24 $ 14.76 $ 30,690
Florida 15,000 1.74 2.13 $ 14.39 $ 29,930
Ohio 8,150 1.57 1.92 $ 13.59 $ 28,280
California 7,030 0.43 0.52 $ 17.20 $ 35,780
Utah 4,340 2.79 3.42 $ 14.39 $ 29,940


Map of location quotient of telemarketers by state, May 2021


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)
Utah 4,340 2.79 3.42 $ 14.39 $ 29,940
Nebraska 1,930 2.02 2.47 $ 11.44 $ 23,800
Texas 22,360 1.83 2.24 $ 14.76 $ 30,690
Florida 15,000 1.74 2.13 $ 14.39 $ 29,930
Idaho 1,280 1.69 2.07 $ 13.55 $ 28,190


Map of annual mean wages of telemarketers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Telemarketers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 300 0.19 0.23 $ 25.35 $ 52,740
Minnesota 1,010 0.37 0.45 $ 21.53 $ 44,780
Washington 1,030 0.32 0.39 $ 19.79 $ 41,150
Massachusetts 1,290 0.38 0.47 $ 18.81 $ 39,120
New Jersey 1,830 0.47 0.58 $ 17.98 $ 37,390



Map of employment of telemarketers by area, May 2021


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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,860 1.63 2.00 $ 15.89 $ 33,040
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 4,180 4.19 5.13 $ 15.28 $ 31,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,900 1.59 1.95 $ 15.11 $ 31,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,880 0.68 0.83 $ 16.92 $ 35,180
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,770 2.92 3.57 $ 14.72 $ 30,610
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,670 1.26 1.54 $ 15.88 $ 33,030
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,640 2.25 2.75 $ 13.34 $ 27,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,270 0.88 1.07 $ 13.50 $ 28,080
Salt Lake City, UT 2,260 3.04 3.72 $ 14.70 $ 30,580
Columbus, OH 2,070 2.02 2.47 $ 13.68 $ 28,460


Map of location quotient of telemarketers by area, May 2021


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)
Provo-Orem, UT 1,350 4.95 6.06 $ 14.48 $ 30,110
El Paso, TX 1,480 4.91 6.00 $ 12.06 $ 25,080
Waco, TX 500 4.32 5.28 $ 13.64 $ 28,370
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 4,180 4.19 5.13 $ 15.28 $ 31,790
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 1,060 4.04 4.94 $ 13.37 $ 27,820
Canton-Massillon, OH 620 3.89 4.76 $ 13.30 $ 27,660
Muncie, IN 150 3.52 4.30 $ 14.81 $ 30,800
Springfield, MO 640 3.12 3.82 $ 13.38 $ 27,830
Akron, OH 960 3.11 3.81 $ 14.66 $ 30,490
Salt Lake City, UT 2,260 3.04 3.72 $ 14.70 $ 30,580


Map of annual mean wages of telemarketers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Telemarketers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 0.25 0.31 $ 30.30 $ 63,030
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 90 0.17 0.21 $ 23.62 $ 49,120
New Haven, CT 40 0.15 0.19 $ 23.41 $ 48,680
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 600 0.31 0.39 $ 23.09 $ 48,030
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 840 0.46 0.56 $ 22.23 $ 46,230
Stockton-Lodi, CA 80 0.30 0.36 $ 21.25 $ 44,190
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 170 0.16 0.20 $ 20.25 $ 42,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 560 0.25 0.30 $ 19.78 $ 41,140
San Angelo, TX 70 1.60 1.96 $ 19.19 $ 39,920
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,870 0.22 0.26 $ 19.04 $ 39,610

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 1,190 10.47 12.81 $ 14.76 $ 30,700
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 370 1.75 2.14 $ 12.22 $ 25,410
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 250 2.83 3.47 $ 13.58 $ 28,240
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 180 0.97 1.19 $ 16.18 $ 33,660
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 1.13 $ 13.26 $ 27,570

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 1,190 10.47 12.81 $ 14.76 $ 30,700
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 250 2.83 3.47 $ 13.58 $ 28,240
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 370 1.75 2.14 $ 12.22 $ 25,410
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 180 0.97 1.19 $ 16.18 $ 33,660
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 1.13 $ 13.26 $ 27,570

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 180 0.97 1.19 $ 16.18 $ 33,660
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 1,190 10.47 12.81 $ 14.76 $ 30,700
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 0.61 $ 13.91 $ 28,930
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 0.70 $ 13.81 $ 28,730
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 250 2.83 3.47 $ 13.58 $ 28,240


About May 2021 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022