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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Industry profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Geographic profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

National estimates for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,242,490 0.7 % $ 34.81 $ 72,390 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.72 $ 22.02 $ 29.61 $ 41.16 $ 60.46
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,620 $ 45,800 $ 61,600 $ 85,610 $ 125,750


Industry profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

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) 222,340 16.23 $ 33.94 $ 70,590
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 131,810 14.21 $ 31.57 $ 65,660
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 130,140 27.41 $ 39.24 $ 81,610
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 105,630 15.57 $ 33.92 $ 70,550
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 64,870 12.37 $ 33.26 $ 69,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 130,140 27.41 $ 39.24 $ 81,610
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 222,340 16.23 $ 33.94 $ 70,590
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 105,630 15.57 $ 33.92 $ 70,550
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 131,810 14.21 $ 31.57 $ 65,660
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 16,730 12.94 $ 33.84 $ 70,380

Top paying industries for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,950 0.13 $ 53.51 $ 111,300
Tobacco Manufacturing 310 2.90 $ 52.81 $ 109,850
Outpatient Care Centers 40 (7) $ 51.57 $ 107,270
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,130 0.27 $ 48.82 $ 101,540
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 470 0.54 $ 48.65 $ 101,180


Geographic profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 134,320 8.13 0.92 $ 37.40 $ 77,800
Texas 88,310 7.22 0.82 $ 33.26 $ 69,190
Florida 72,840 8.46 0.96 $ 32.58 $ 67,760
New York 69,140 7.98 0.90 $ 37.71 $ 78,440
Ohio 65,060 12.51 1.42 $ 34.77 $ 72,320


Map of location quotient of sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 35,230 12.79 1.45 $ 34.43 $ 71,610
South Dakota 5,300 12.59 1.43 $ 32.27 $ 67,110
Ohio 65,060 12.51 1.42 $ 34.77 $ 72,320
Rhode Island 5,510 12.04 1.37 $ 35.80 $ 74,470
Michigan 48,610 11.97 1.36 $ 34.50 $ 71,750


Map of annual mean wages of sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 26,260 7.73 0.88 $ 41.87 $ 87,080
Connecticut 11,950 7.59 0.86 $ 40.63 $ 84,510
New Jersey 36,650 9.52 1.08 $ 39.46 $ 82,070
Washington 32,220 10.05 1.14 $ 38.65 $ 80,380
Delaware 2,810 6.45 0.73 $ 37.96 $ 78,950



Map of employment of sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

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 72,370 8.34 0.95 $ 39.98 $ 83,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 54,890 9.60 1.09 $ 36.32 $ 75,550
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 48,940 11.56 1.31 $ 33.87 $ 70,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 28,330 7.89 0.90 $ 34.97 $ 72,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 26,490 10.23 1.16 $ 35.30 $ 73,430
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 24,300 9.91 1.12 $ 32.66 $ 67,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 22,680 7.83 0.89 $ 33.60 $ 69,890
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 22,330 12.39 1.41 $ 36.95 $ 76,850
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 21,010 10.96 1.24 $ 39.44 $ 82,040
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 20,560 7.74 0.88 $ 37.54 $ 78,090


Map of location quotient of sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dalton, GA 1,280 20.51 2.33 $ 33.09 $ 68,820
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 2,360 17.63 2.00 $ 37.56 $ 78,120
Janesville-Beloit, WI 1,010 15.63 1.77 $ 30.50 $ 63,430
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 7,820 15.40 1.75 $ 33.51 $ 69,700
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1,370 15.23 1.73 $ 36.88 $ 76,720
Sioux Falls, SD 2,260 14.53 1.65 $ 32.32 $ 67,220
Lafayette, LA 2,690 14.42 1.64 $ 31.24 $ 64,990
Akron, OH 4,360 14.14 1.60 $ 35.61 $ 74,070
Wausau, WI 960 14.13 1.60 $ 33.08 $ 68,800
Napa, CA 970 14.06 1.59 $ 44.53 $ 92,620