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

41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations (Major Group)

Sales and Related Occupations comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers; First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers; Gambling Change Persons and Booth Cashiers; Cashiers; Parts Salespersons; Counter and Rental Clerks; 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; Models; Demonstrators and Product Promoters; Real Estate Brokers; Real Estate Sales Agents; Sales Engineers; Telemarketers; Sales and Related Workers, All Other; Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers


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)
13,256,290 0.3 % $ 22.15 $ 46,080 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Sales and Related Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.74 $ 12.92 $ 14.71 $ 23.55 $ 39.28
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,330 $ 26,870 $ 30,600 $ 48,980 $ 81,710


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 1,645,250 53.33 $ 14.49 $ 30,140
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 1,151,730 38.94 $ 14.62 $ 30,410
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 730,440 58.56 $ 16.83 $ 35,010
Gasoline Stations 723,470 78.20 $ 12.92 $ 26,870
Clothing Stores 652,450 85.81 $ 14.22 $ 29,580

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 145,520 88.67 $ 13.83 $ 28,770
Clothing Stores 652,450 85.81 $ 14.22 $ 29,580
Gasoline Stations 723,470 78.20 $ 12.92 $ 26,870
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 128,950 78.02 $ 14.60 $ 30,360
Book Stores and News Dealers 40,580 74.75 $ 14.08 $ 29,280

Top paying industries for Sales and Related Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 60 0.49 $ 70.15 $ 145,910
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 15,020 9.64 $ 62.35 $ 129,690
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 163,600 17.06 $ 59.71 $ 124,190
Scientific Research and Development Services 15,280 1.92 $ 58.68 $ 122,050
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,760 1.65 $ 58.41 $ 121,500


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.



Map of employment of sales and related occupations by state, May 2021


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 1,462,530 88.48 0.94 $ 24.94 $ 51,860
Texas 1,226,880 100.35 1.07 $ 20.82 $ 43,300
Florida 969,590 112.67 1.20 $ 20.71 $ 43,070
New York 775,980 89.51 0.95 $ 29.71 $ 61,800
Illinois 498,200 88.67 0.94 $ 22.08 $ 45,920


Map of location quotient of sales and related occupations by state, May 2021


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)
Florida 969,590 112.67 1.20 $ 20.71 $ 43,070
New Hampshire 71,060 111.87 1.19 $ 23.88 $ 49,670
Colorado 292,670 111.65 1.19 $ 25.73 $ 53,510
Delaware 45,600 104.68 1.11 $ 22.12 $ 46,010
North Carolina 460,320 104.10 1.11 $ 21.05 $ 43,780


Map of annual mean wages of sales and related occupations by state, May 2021


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 775,980 89.51 0.95 $ 29.71 $ 61,800
District of Columbia 20,500 30.97 0.33 $ 26.97 $ 56,090
Massachusetts 285,150 84.01 0.89 $ 26.66 $ 55,450
New Jersey 359,790 93.45 0.99 $ 26.09 $ 54,270
Colorado 292,670 111.65 1.19 $ 25.73 $ 53,510



Map of employment of sales and related occupations by area, May 2021


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 783,580 90.29 0.96 $ 30.99 $ 64,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 510,440 89.24 0.95 $ 24.01 $ 49,940
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 379,070 89.56 0.95 $ 23.10 $ 48,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 363,870 101.39 1.08 $ 22.64 $ 47,090
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 288,540 117.66 1.25 $ 21.78 $ 45,300
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 277,880 95.92 1.02 $ 21.74 $ 45,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 268,000 103.56 1.10 $ 22.45 $ 46,700
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 233,940 88.12 0.94 $ 22.88 $ 47,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 223,700 76.28 0.81 $ 25.49 $ 53,020
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 216,600 83.79 0.89 $ 27.77 $ 57,760


Map of location quotient of sales and related occupations by area, May 2021


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 11,470 154.20 1.64 $ 15.96 $ 33,190
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 23,830 146.86 1.56 $ 15.68 $ 32,610
Muskegon, MI 7,910 139.33 1.48 $ 17.50 $ 36,390
Jacksonville, NC 6,680 138.79 1.48 $ 15.25 $ 31,710
Punta Gorda, FL 6,710 137.00 1.46 $ 17.94 $ 37,310
Hot Springs, AR 4,700 129.36 1.37 $ 16.22 $ 33,730
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 6,670 127.04 1.35 $ 17.11 $ 35,590
Sebring, FL 3,220 126.77 1.35 $ 16.25 $ 33,800
Victoria, TX 4,600 125.72 1.34 $ 16.79 $ 34,920
Dothan, AL 7,050 124.92 1.33 $ 15.79 $ 32,830