Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents

Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or Internet establishments or public spaces.


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 occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
141,100 1.7 % $30.61 $63,660 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.69 $16.53 $24.22 $36.56 $55.49
Annual Wage (2) $24,320 $34,380 $50,380 $76,050 $115,430


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)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 56,990 11.76 $35.28 $73,380
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 35,860 9.48 $24.69 $51,350
Radio and Television Broadcasting 25,260 11.49 $28.42 $59,120
Other Information Services 6,460 2.53 $35.34 $73,500
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,150 0.24 $26.12 $54,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 56,990 11.76 $35.28 $73,380
Radio and Television Broadcasting 25,260 11.49 $28.42 $59,120
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 35,860 9.48 $24.69 $51,350
Other Information Services 6,460 2.53 $35.34 $73,500
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 540 0.96 $29.83 $62,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Religious Organizations 30 0.02 $44.56 $92,680
Civic and Social Organizations 80 0.02 $43.53 $90,540
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 380 0.06 $41.44 $86,190
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,070 0.25 $37.37 $77,740
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.03 $37.22 $77,430


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)
New York 21,790 2.40 2.38 $43.47 $90,420
California 16,880 1.06 1.05 $35.98 $74,840
Florida 11,160 1.36 1.35 $26.98 $56,110
Illinois 8,850 1.50 1.49 $28.43 $59,140
Texas 7,700 0.66 0.65 $26.18 $54,450




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)
New York 21,790 2.40 2.38 $43.47 $90,420
Illinois 8,850 1.50 1.49 $28.43 $59,140
Florida 11,160 1.36 1.35 $26.98 $56,110
Montana 620 1.35 1.35 $21.34 $44,380
North Dakota 570 1.34 1.34 $23.29 $48,450




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 21,790 2.40 2.38 $43.47 $90,420
Georgia 4,810 1.14 1.14 $37.50 $78,000
Massachusetts 2,840 0.82 0.82 $36.99 $76,940
California 16,880 1.06 1.05 $35.98 $74,840
Connecticut 1,940 1.16 1.16 $35.08 $72,960





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 19,220 2.92 2.90 $45.27 $94,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,800 1.85 1.84 $35.35 $73,520
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,160 1.97 1.96 $28.82 $59,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,600 1.41 1.40 $42.61 $88,620
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,200 1.74 1.73 $22.53 $46,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,970 1.02 1.01 $24.80 $51,580
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,950 1.08 1.08 $36.86 $76,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,890 0.99 0.98 $33.69 $70,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.75 0.75 $30.57 $63,590
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,770 1.66 1.65 (8) (8)