Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of post-secondary education. Excludes "Sales Engineers" (41-9031).


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)
327,190 1.8 % $44.24 $92,010 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.07 $26.58 $37.90 $55.41 $75.72
Annual Wage (2) $39,660 $55,280 $78,830 $115,250 $157,490


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)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 59,420 9.62 $46.60 $96,930
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 47,380 5.40 $48.86 $101,620
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 35,140 10.68 $44.97 $93,530
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 28,030 1.39 $44.03 $91,580
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 21,270 1.60 $39.91 $83,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 35,140 10.68 $44.97 $93,530
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 59,420 9.62 $46.60 $96,930
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 47,380 5.40 $48.86 $101,620
Software Publishers 17,780 4.84 $44.66 $92,880
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 5,190 3.22 $41.42 $86,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 110 0.13 $59.42 $123,600
Oil and Gas Extraction 120 0.09 $57.37 $119,330
Management of Companies and Enterprises 7,100 0.31 $51.76 $107,650
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 230 0.25 $50.98 $106,040
Waste Treatment and Disposal (8) (8) $50.30 $104,620


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 44,840 2.69 1.17 $43.29 $90,050
Texas 31,140 2.62 1.14 $50.76 $105,580
Florida 22,170 2.63 1.15 $40.34 $83,910
Massachusetts 18,390 5.21 2.27 $46.43 $96,570
Ohio 17,800 3.32 1.44 $38.46 $79,990




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)
Massachusetts 18,390 5.21 2.27 $46.43 $96,570
New Hampshire 3,200 4.92 2.14 $48.71 $101,320
Oklahoma 7,090 4.51 1.96 $35.51 $73,850
Ohio 17,800 3.32 1.44 $38.46 $79,990
South Dakota 1,380 3.30 1.44 $40.67 $84,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 270 1.01 0.44 $68.74 $142,980
Minnesota 6,310 2.22 0.97 $54.50 $113,360
Kentucky 2,460 1.31 0.57 $52.64 $109,500
Maryland 6,370 2.39 1.04 $50.89 $105,840
Texas 31,140 2.62 1.14 $50.76 $105,580



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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)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 11,870 6.45 2.81 $46.95 $97,660
Austin-Round Rock, TX 10,190 10.22 4.45 $58.15 $120,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,870 2.23 0.97 $43.81 $91,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,010 3.44 1.50 $39.95 $83,100
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,460 1.26 0.55 $51.24 $106,570
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 8,060 4.99 2.17 $40.87 $85,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,340 6.74 2.94 $47.64 $99,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,050 2.83 1.23 $46.25 $96,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,600 2.25 0.98 $50.17 $104,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,290 3.18 1.38 $39.40 $81,950


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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)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 10,190 10.22 4.45 $58.15 $120,950
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 1,710 9.92 4.32 $48.98 $101,880
Raleigh, NC 4,870 8.03 3.50 $49.11 $102,140
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 1,020 7.71 3.36 $51.13 $106,360
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,340 6.74 2.94 $47.64 $99,090
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 11,870 6.45 2.81 $46.95 $97,660
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 950 6.11 2.66 $49.94 $103,880
Provo-Orem, UT 1,390 6.06 2.64 $33.75 $70,200
Midland, MI 210 5.96 2.60 $31.61 $65,750
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 480 5.91 2.58 $45.91 $95,490