Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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 ; Gaming 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, Services, All Other ; 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)
14,536,530 0.2 % $19.50 $40,560 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.72 $9.72 $12.78 $22.23 $37.65
Annual Wage (2) $18,150 $20,210 $26,590 $46,230 $78,300


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)
Grocery Stores 1,109,620 41.21 $12.11 $25,180
Other General Merchandise Stores 1,044,930 54.95 $12.45 $25,910
Clothing Stores 899,750 87.20 $12.59 $26,180
Department Stores 810,630 59.20 $11.66 $24,250
Gasoline Stations 723,500 78.51 $10.86 $22,590

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 199,240 91.90 $12.44 $25,860
Clothing Stores 899,750 87.20 $12.59 $26,180
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 123,340 79.36 $12.30 $25,590
Gasoline Stations 723,500 78.51 $10.86 $22,590
Book Stores and News Dealers 68,850 77.82 $11.34 $23,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 132,420 29.58 $66.77 $138,880
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 750 16.56 $59.02 $122,760
Other Investment Pools and Funds (8) (8) $58.42 $121,510
Other Financial Investment Activities 46,300 10.13 $56.11 $116,720
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 2,110 2.28 $47.27 $98,320


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 1,604,360 100.48 0.97 $20.85 $43,370
Texas 1,257,650 107.08 1.03 $20.24 $42,100
Florida 1,060,730 129.01 1.25 $18.38 $38,240
New York 931,490 102.39 0.99 $24.74 $51,470
Illinois 579,000 98.07 0.95 $20.24 $42,090




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 1,060,730 129.01 1.25 $18.38 $38,240
New Hampshire 82,060 127.22 1.23 $21.24 $44,190
Colorado 291,380 116.20 1.12 $21.58 $44,880
Alabama 217,970 113.94 1.10 $16.38 $34,070
South Dakota 47,440 113.62 1.10 $17.96 $37,360




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 931,490 102.39 0.99 $24.74 $51,470
Massachusetts 322,330 93.16 0.90 $22.83 $47,480
District of Columbia 27,140 38.64 0.37 $22.64 $47,090
Connecticut 162,400 97.46 0.94 $22.16 $46,100
Rhode Island 46,090 96.99 0.94 $21.84 $45,430





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 686,220 104.19 1.01 $27.21 $56,590