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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 ; 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 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)
14,371,410 0.2 % $20.70 $43,060 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.41 $11.20 $14.24 $23.59 $38.95
Annual Wage (2) $19,570 $23,300 $29,630 $49,060 $81,020


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 1,884,560 60.22 $13.18 $27,420
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 1,168,020 40.12 $13.54 $28,160
Clothing Stores 898,520 87.22 $13.99 $29,090
Gasoline Stations 724,760 77.63 $11.96 $24,870
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 669,450 58.39 $16.20 $33,690

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 184,000 90.30 $13.63 $28,340
Clothing Stores 898,520 87.22 $13.99 $29,090
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 129,280 79.75 $13.63 $28,350
Book Stores and News Dealers 60,250 78.28 $12.88 $26,800
Gasoline Stations 724,760 77.63 $11.96 $24,870

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 194,560 20.68 $58.59 $121,880
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 130 1.08 $52.15 $108,470
Scientific Research and Development Services 10,170 1.44 $51.39 $106,880
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 670 0.72 $48.56 $100,990
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,980 2.11 $48.51 $100,900


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 1,636,580 94.15 0.96 $22.43 $46,660
Texas 1,262,690 101.57 1.04 $20.20 $42,030
Florida 1,022,310 116.25 1.19 $19.12 $39,760
New York 903,950 94.92 0.97 $26.71 $55,560
Illinois 560,360 92.99 0.95 $20.93 $43,530




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 1,022,310 116.25 1.19 $19.12 $39,760
New Hampshire 76,470 115.77 1.18 $20.60 $42,860
South Dakota 46,220 108.72 1.11 $19.38 $40,320
South Carolina 228,040 108.19 1.11 $17.36 $36,110
North Carolina 479,880 107.53 1.10 $20.13 $41,870




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 903,950 94.92 0.97 $26.71 $55,560
District of Columbia 28,010 38.72 0.40 $25.69 $53,440
Colorado 287,130 107.20 1.10 $24.35 $50,660
Massachusetts 315,220 87.09 0.89 $24.25 $50,430
Connecticut 156,010 93.69 0.96 $23.35 $48,570





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 932,640 96.59 0.99 $27.80 $57,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 592,210 94.91 0.97 $22.31 $46,400
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 450,430 96.32 0.98 $21.96 $45,670
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 381,720 104.38 1.07 $21.70 $45,140
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 325,800 123.30 1.26 $20.03 $41,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 300,520 109.54 1.12 $20.55 $42,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 300,320 98.40 1.01 $21.29 $44,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 272,300 85.65 0.88 $22.68 $47,180
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 267,990 93.17 0.95 $22.91 $47,660
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 245,960 87.90 0.90 $25.63 $53,320