Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
136,520 2.3 % $29.34 $61,020 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.69 $16.22 $23.89 $35.57 $52.26
Annual Wage (2) $24,320 $33,730 $49,680 $73,990 $108,700


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 54,810 11.07 $32.72 $68,050
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 32,950 9.30 $24.06 $50,040
Radio and Television Broadcasting 23,070 10.65 $27.86 $57,940
Other Information Services 10,160 3.67 $32.55 $67,700
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,340 0.24 $27.63 $57,470

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 54,810 11.07 $32.72 $68,050
Radio and Television Broadcasting 23,070 10.65 $27.86 $57,940
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 32,950 9.30 $24.06 $50,040
Other Information Services 10,160 3.67 $32.55 $67,700
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 320 0.60 $33.35 $69,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Civic and Social Organizations 90 0.02 $40.10 $83,410
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 1,000 0.11 $39.62 $82,420
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 460 0.07 $36.45 $75,810
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,060 0.25 $35.78 $74,420
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 320 0.60 $33.35 $69,360


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 20,040 2.18 2.27 $40.33 $83,880
California 17,290 1.04 1.08 $32.51 $67,620
Florida 10,860 1.29 1.35 $27.98 $58,190
Illinois 7,700 1.30 1.36 $25.93 $53,940
Texas 7,140 0.60 0.63 $26.55 $55,230




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 20,040 2.18 2.27 $40.33 $83,880
Montana 610 1.33 1.39 $21.09 $43,860
Illinois 7,700 1.30 1.36 $25.93 $53,940
Florida 10,860 1.29 1.35 $27.98 $58,190
North Dakota 530 1.28 1.33 $25.40 $52,830




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 20,040 2.18 2.27 $40.33 $83,880
Connecticut 2,070 1.25 1.31 $38.83 $80,770
New Jersey 2,900 0.72 0.75 $36.14 $75,170
Massachusetts 2,740 0.78 0.81 $34.40 $71,550
District of Columbia 760 1.08 1.13 $33.93 $70,580



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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 17,530 2.62 2.73 $42.10 $87,560
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,270 1.71 1.79 $25.93 $53,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,070 1.37 1.43 $31.90 $66,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,700 1.41 1.48 $27.99 $58,210
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,030 1.10 1.15 $35.18 $73,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,930 0.97 1.02 $22.91 $47,660
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.15 1.20 $27.08 $56,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,860 0.96 1.01 $34.49 $71,730
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,730 1.41 1.47 $27.16 $56,490
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.68 0.71 $29.86 $62,110


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lawrence, KS 130 2.70 2.82 $19.80 $41,170
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 17,530 2.62 2.73 $42.10 $87,560
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,040 2.51 2.62 $45.55 $94,740
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 100 2.45 2.56 $14.51 $30,170
Great Falls, MT 70 2.11 2.20 $25.32 $52,660
Greensboro-High Point, NC 740 2.04 2.13 $28.01 $58,260
Danbury, CT 150 1.88 1.97 $31.58 $65,690
Lewiston, ID-WA 50 1.85 1.93 $15.72 $32,700
Bismarck, ND 140 1.85 1.93 $26.24 $54,590
Columbia, MO 160 1.77 1.85 $18.53 $38,540