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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of post-secondary education. Excludes "Sales Engineers" (41-9031).


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)
312,980 2.2 % $44.15 $91,830 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.21 $26.74 $38.31 $55.72 $75.31
Annual Wage (2) $39,960 $55,630 $79,680 $115,900 $156,630


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)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 63,560 9.50 $46.48 $96,670
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 36,550 9.76 $44.66 $92,890
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 27,580 5.06 $49.23 $102,400
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 27,210 1.30 $44.77 $93,130
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 20,310 1.45 $39.03 $81,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 36,550 9.76 $44.66 $92,890
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 63,560 9.50 $46.48 $96,670
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 27,580 5.06 $49.23 $102,400
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 13,370 4.54 $40.05 $83,300
Software Publishers 17,590 4.47 $46.49 $96,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 110 0.08 $64.93 $135,050
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 640 0.09 $53.71 $111,720
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 200 1.55 $53.60 $111,480
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,930 0.73 $51.36 $106,830
Animal Food Manufacturing 50 0.07 $50.16 $104,340


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 40,770 2.40 1.11 $45.48 $94,600
Texas 31,370 2.59 1.20 $50.46 $104,960
Florida 18,190 2.11 0.98 $41.37 $86,060
Massachusetts 17,740 4.97 2.30 $45.53 $94,700
New York 16,470 1.76 0.81 $50.43 $104,900




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)
Massachusetts 17,740 4.97 2.30 $45.53 $94,700
Oklahoma 6,610 4.14 1.92 $38.78 $80,670
New Hampshire 2,690 4.13 1.91 $50.17 $104,350
Tennessee 11,580 3.92 1.81 $39.79 $82,750
South Dakota 1,570 3.72 1.72 $41.01 $85,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 190 0.72 0.33 $55.35 $115,130
Connecticut 2,870 1.73 0.80 $50.85 $105,770
Texas 31,370 2.59 1.20 $50.46 $104,960
New York 16,470 1.76 0.81 $50.43 $104,900
Maryland 7,260 2.70 1.25 $50.19 $104,400





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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 16,320 5.91 2.74 $45.91 $95,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 15,470 2.53 1.17 $44.48 $92,520
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,360 1.41 0.65 $50.95 $105,970
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 13,180 2.84 1.31 $41.62 $86,560
Austin-Round Rock, TX 10,010 9.73 4.50 $61.20 $127,290
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,810 3.09 1.43 $38.94 $81,000
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 8,440 2.37 1.09 $43.46 $90,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,340 3.11 1.44 $37.45 $77,890
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,720 6.90 3.19 $48.75 $101,400
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 7,290 3.01 1.39 $46.75 $97,240