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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations (Major Group)

Sales and Related Occupations comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers; First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers; Cashiers; Gambling 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 of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel; 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 Sales and Related Occupations
Industry profile for Sales and Related Occupations
Geographic profile for Sales and Related Occupations

National estimates for Sales and Related Occupations:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Sales and Related Occupations:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,120,320 0.2 % $ 22.00 $ 45,750 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Sales and Related Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.85 $ 11.89 $ 15.15 $ 24.94 $ 41.47
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,490 $ 24,740 $ 31,500 $ 51,880 $ 86,270


Industry profile for Sales and Related Occupations:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Sales and Related Occupations are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Sales and Related Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Sales and Related Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Merchandise Stores 1,768,460 59.06 $ 13.80 $ 28,700
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 1,124,850 38.68 $ 14.28 $ 29,700
Gasoline Stations 716,870 78.02 $ 12.57 $ 26,150
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 675,950 58.44 $ 16.77 $ 34,880
Clothing Stores 591,230 85.85 $ 14.69 $ 30,560

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Sales and Related Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Shoe Stores 135,160 91.34 $ 14.46 $ 30,070
Clothing Stores 591,230 85.85 $ 14.69 $ 30,560
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 126,100 79.89 $ 14.37 $ 29,890
Gasoline Stations 716,870 78.02 $ 12.57 $ 26,150
Book Stores and News Dealers 43,460 77.89 $ 13.44 $ 27,950

Top paying industries for Sales and Related Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 13,300 8.29 $ 62.46 $ 129,910
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 189,550 20.11 $ 61.14 $ 127,180
Scientific Research and Development Services 12,450 1.66 $ 53.63 $ 111,550
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,690 2.16 $ 52.69 $ 109,600
Other Investment Pools and Funds 890 8.30 $ 50.24 $ 104,490


Geographic profile for Sales and Related Occupations:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Sales and Related Occupations are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Sales and Related Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Sales and Related Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,462,430 89.01 0.94 $ 24.49 $ 50,940
Texas 1,200,130 99.16 1.05 $ 20.81 $ 43,280
Florida 947,690 112.26 1.19 $ 20.24 $ 42,090
New York 772,460 88.88 0.94 $ 29.41 $ 61,180
Illinois 498,620 88.60 0.94 $ 22.25 $ 46,280




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sales and Related Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 69,590 112.35 1.19 $ 21.88 $ 45,520
Florida 947,690 112.26 1.19 $ 20.24 $ 42,090
South Carolina 217,710 108.03 1.15 $ 18.12 $ 37,680
North Carolina 455,660 106.25 1.13 $ 21.31 $ 44,320
Colorado 268,680 104.22 1.10 $ 25.97 $ 54,010




Top paying states for Sales and Related Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 772,460 88.88 0.94 $ 29.41 $ 61,180
District of Columbia 24,830 36.13 0.38 $ 28.27 $ 58,790
Colorado 268,680 104.22 1.10 $ 25.97 $ 54,010
Massachusetts 274,990 82.09 0.87 $ 25.93 $ 53,930
New Jersey 348,420 92.11 0.98 $ 25.23 $ 52,470





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Sales and Related Occupations:

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 797,100 90.23 0.96 $ 30.74 $ 63,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 524,510 90.08 0.96 $ 23.62 $ 49,140
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 398,680 91.40 0.97 $ 23.42 $ 48,710
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 370,470 103.24 1.09 $ 22.34 $ 46,470
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 293,800 117.15 1.24 $ 21.49 $ 44,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 281,830 94.93 1.01 $ 22.29 $ 46,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 280,550 106.56 1.13 $ 22.05 $ 45,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 241,460 79.90 0.85 $ 25.02 $ 52,040
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 233,720 86.67 0.92 $ 24.51 $ 50,980
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 214,920 82.60 0.88 $ 27.49 $ 57,170




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sales and Related Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 11,390 155.80 1.65 $ 17.61 $ 36,630
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 23,410 151.45 1.61 $ 15.46 $ 32,160
Punta Gorda, FL 6,860 147.95 1.57 $ 17.25 $ 35,880
Muskegon, MI 7,810 143.35 1.52 $ 15.96 $ 33,200
Jacksonville, NC 6,310 138.66 1.47 $ 14.72 $ 30,620
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 7,070 138.47 1.47 $ 18.17 $ 37,790
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 10,160 136.67 1.45 $ 18.41 $ 38,290
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 14,670 134.28 1.42 $ 17.20 $ 35,770
Sebring, FL 3,260 132.48 1.40 $ 15.30 $ 31,820
Hot Springs, AR 4,660 131.42 1.39 $ 15.86 $ 33,000