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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
14,542,290 0.2 % $20.09 $41,790 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.10 $10.63 $13.55 $22.87 $38.16
Annual Wage (2) $18,920 $22,120 $28,180 $47,570 $79,370


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 1,918,050 60.26 $12.67 $26,360
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 1,211,580 41.44 $12.94 $26,920
Clothing Stores 929,500 87.18 $13.45 $27,980
Gasoline Stations 726,050 77.64 $11.52 $23,960
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 663,710 57.32 $15.79 $32,850

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 186,600 89.42 $12.96 $26,950
Clothing Stores 929,500 87.18 $13.45 $27,980
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 126,470 79.28 $13.16 $27,380
Book Stores and News Dealers 61,370 78.14 $12.38 $25,760
Gasoline Stations 726,050 77.64 $11.52 $23,960

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 196,580 21.12 $62.69 $130,380
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 110 1.05 $52.69 $109,590
Scientific Research and Development Services 9,340 1.38 $49.99 $103,980
Other Pipeline Transportation 110 1.21 $49.04 $102,000
Oil and Gas Extraction 3,150 2.23 $47.75 $99,330


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 1,634,110 96.08 0.96 $21.67 $45,070
Texas 1,276,460 105.37 1.05 $20.22 $42,070
Florida 1,058,680 122.98 1.22 $18.59 $38,660
New York 923,140 98.36 0.98 $26.06 $54,200
Illinois 577,930 96.46 0.96 $20.53 $42,700




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 1,058,680 122.98 1.22 $18.59 $38,660
New Hampshire 77,030 117.98 1.17 $19.83 $41,250
Colorado 291,900 111.39 1.11 $23.01 $47,850
South Dakota 46,820 110.88 1.10 $18.57 $38,620
South Carolina 227,570 110.35 1.10 $16.63 $34,590




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 923,140 98.36 0.98 $26.06 $54,200
District of Columbia 26,740 37.53 0.37 $25.25 $52,510
Massachusetts 317,270 88.84 0.88 $23.52 $48,930
Colorado 291,900 111.39 1.11 $23.01 $47,850
Connecticut 160,550 96.71 0.96 $22.81 $47,440





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 953,190 100.35 1.00 $27.03 $56,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 593,140 96.94 0.96 $21.80 $45,350
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 459,490 98.99 0.99 $21.56 $44,850
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 384,880 107.87 1.07 $21.72 $45,190
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 336,400 129.87 1.29 $19.63 $40,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 305,590 102.46 1.02 $21.31 $44,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 298,880 111.40 1.11 $19.76 $41,110
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 275,280 96.63 0.96 $22.26 $46,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 273,260 87.16 0.87 $22.23 $46,230
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 247,120 89.58 0.89 $24.80 $51,590