Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
328,370 1.7 % $44.67 $92,910 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.20 $26.56 $37.97 $56.16 $77.38
Annual Wage (2) $39,930 $55,250 $78,980 $116,800 $160,940


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 57,970 9.32 $47.81 $99,440
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 51,130 5.76 $48.01 $99,860
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 29,450 1.49 $45.79 $95,250
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 29,280 14.70 $46.21 $96,120
Software Publishers 16,310 4.78 $45.93 $95,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 29,280 14.70 $46.21 $96,120
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 57,970 9.32 $47.81 $99,440
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 51,130 5.76 $48.01 $99,860
Software Publishers 16,310 4.78 $45.93 $95,520
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 15,110 4.65 $41.51 $86,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 140 0.08 $59.11 $122,950
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 590 0.73 $55.71 $115,880
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 870 0.94 $51.01 $106,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,330 0.36 $50.61 $105,270
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 100 0.11 $50.51 $105,060


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 46,150 2.89 1.24 $45.72 $95,090
Texas 33,000 2.81 1.20 $47.96 $99,760
Florida 22,110 2.69 1.15 $41.37 $86,040
Ohio 18,710 3.50 1.50 $40.09 $83,380
Massachusetts 18,130 5.24 2.24 $48.39 $100,650




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 18,130 5.24 2.24 $48.39 $100,650
New Hampshire 3,260 5.05 2.16 $49.81 $103,600
Oklahoma 6,390 4.03 1.72 $34.20 $71,140
South Dakota 1,550 3.72 1.59 $43.44 $90,360
Ohio 18,710 3.50 1.50 $40.09 $83,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 330 1.20 0.51 $70.78 $147,220
Minnesota 6,550 2.33 1.00 $56.38 $117,280
Maryland 5,550 2.10 0.90 $56.38 $117,270
New Jersey 6,370 1.61 0.69 $55.21 $114,840
Delaware 1,190 2.70 1.15 $52.46 $109,120





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 11,160 6.19 2.65 $49.77 $103,530
Austin-Round Rock, TX 10,200 10.57 4.52 $54.86 $114,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,920 2.11 0.90 $45.01 $93,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,730 3.59 1.54 $43.11 $89,670
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,640 1.31 0.56 $52.71 $109,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,530 3.34 1.43 $42.89 $89,210
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 8,410 5.38 2.30 $40.41 $84,060
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,720 2.12 0.91 $35.60 $74,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,780 2.31 0.99 $50.35 $104,720
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,560 6.28 2.68 $55.81 $116,090