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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
1,350,180 0.5 % $33.40 $69,480 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.01 $19.60 $28.13 $40.37 $59.02
Annual Wage (2) $29,140 $40,770 $58,510 $83,980 $122,770


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) 233,840 16.71 $32.46 $67,520
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 143,910 26.39 $38.60 $80,290
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 134,530 13.70 $31.26 $65,010
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 110,670 16.04 $33.63 $69,950
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 80,740 14.27 $32.41 $67,420

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 143,910 26.39 $38.60 $80,290
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 233,840 16.71 $32.46 $67,520
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 110,670 16.04 $33.63 $69,950
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 22,740 14.83 $32.45 $67,490
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 80,740 14.27 $32.41 $67,420

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 880 0.13 $55.97 $116,410
Oil and Gas Extraction 120 0.09 $44.73 $93,040
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 1,710 0.15 $44.10 $91,730
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 1,110 0.35 $43.64 $90,770
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 480 0.52 $43.49 $90,460


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 147,480 8.67 0.93 $34.99 $72,780
Texas 119,110 9.83 1.05 $33.65 $69,990
Florida 92,960 10.80 1.16 $29.40 $61,150
New York 76,590 8.16 0.87 $35.01 $72,820
Illinois 70,300 11.73 1.26 $32.94 $68,510




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)
Wisconsin 36,910 12.96 1.39 $33.34 $69,360
South Dakota 5,310 12.58 1.35 $31.01 $64,490
Illinois 70,300 11.73 1.26 $32.94 $68,510
Alabama 22,480 11.56 1.24 $31.01 $64,510
Minnesota 33,060 11.53 1.24 $34.88 $72,550




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 42,800 10.57 1.13 $38.12 $79,290
Massachusetts 21,440 6.00 0.64 $38.10 $79,240
Colorado 26,690 10.18 1.09 $37.18 $77,330
Virginia 27,370 7.14 0.77 $36.76 $76,470
District of Columbia 1,210 1.70 0.18 $36.33 $75,570





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 87,740 9.24 0.99 $36.95 $76,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 62,820 10.27 1.10 $34.61 $72,000
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 59,280 12.77 1.37 $34.15 $71,040
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 40,900 11.46 1.23 $33.79 $70,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 35,460 13.22 1.42 $31.63 $65,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 35,240 13.60 1.46 $29.20 $60,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 31,530 10.57 1.13 $37.52 $78,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 26,900 9.44 1.01 $37.49 $77,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 24,410 12.48 1.34 $36.31 $75,520
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 23,710 12.02 1.29 $38.51 $80,100