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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers ; First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers ; Cashiers ; Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers ; Counter and Rental Clerks ; Parts Salespersons ; Retail Salespersons ; Advertising Sales Agents ; Insurance Sales Agents ; Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents ; Travel Agents ; Sales Representatives, Services, All Other ; Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products ; Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products ; Demonstrators and Product Promoters ; Models ; Real Estate Brokers ; Real Estate Sales Agents ; Sales Engineers ; Telemarketers ; Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers ; Sales and Related Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,522,580 0.2 % $19.56 $40,680 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.80 $10.06 $12.99 $22.30 $37.42
Annual Wage (2) $18,310 $20,920 $27,020 $46,380 $77,820


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)
General Merchandise Stores 1,827,550 56.75 $12.32 $25,620
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 1,225,790 41.88 $12.39 $25,770
Clothing Stores 928,000 87.24 $12.93 $26,900
Gasoline Stations 720,830 77.70 $11.02 $22,930
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 653,430 57.96 $15.24 $31,690

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Shoe Stores 192,580 90.36 $12.49 $25,980
Clothing Stores 928,000 87.24 $12.93 $26,900
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 124,540 79.73 $12.49 $25,980
Book Stores and News Dealers 64,850 78.23 $11.91 $24,770
Gasoline Stations 720,830 77.70 $11.02 $22,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 189,280 20.66 $61.76 $128,460
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 120 0.95 $51.13 $106,340
Scientific Research and Development Services 9,760 1.51 $47.91 $99,660
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,890 2.14 $47.68 $99,170
Other Pipeline Transportation 40 0.54 $46.96 $97,670


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 1,626,530 97.43 0.96 $20.91 $43,500
Texas 1,270,630 106.86 1.05 $20.06 $41,730
Florida 1,067,960 126.85 1.25 $18.28 $38,010
New York 931,500 101.16 0.99 $24.80 $51,570
Illinois 571,680 96.44 0.95 $20.15 $41,920




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)
Florida 1,067,960 126.85 1.25 $18.28 $38,010
New Hampshire 79,150 121.78 1.20 $20.29 $42,210
Colorado 296,130 115.89 1.14 $21.90 $45,550
South Dakota 46,720 111.38 1.09 $17.85 $37,130
Alabama 213,670 111.14 1.09 $16.52 $34,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 931,500 101.16 0.99 $24.80 $51,570
Massachusetts 318,010 90.14 0.88 $23.03 $47,890
District of Columbia 28,170 39.78 0.39 $22.90 $47,640
Connecticut 161,370 97.54 0.96 $22.62 $47,060
Colorado 296,130 115.89 1.14 $21.90 $45,550



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 684,810 102.30 1.00 $27.28 $56,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 426,620 96.28 0.95 $20.43 $42,500
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 352,830 96.34 0.95 $21.49 $44,700
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 306,030 104.47 1.03 $21.18 $44,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 293,110 111.90 1.10 $19.28 $40,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 271,380 108.92 1.07 $22.60 $47,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 219,130 110.67 1.09 $18.64 $38,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 212,600 84.39 0.83 $21.33 $44,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190,580 98.63 0.97 $22.91 $47,650
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 171,900 106.36 1.04 $22.51 $46,820