Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.


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)
1,404,050 0.5 % $32.89 $68,410 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.22 $18.92 $27.47 $39.68 $58.21
Annual Wage (2) $27,500 $39,350 $57,140 $82,520 $121,080


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)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 242,450 27.31 $37.66 $78,330
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 109,620 16.45 $33.03 $68,710
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 84,030 11.32 $31.07 $64,630
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 56,310 9.05 $32.90 $68,430
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 55,850 17.17 $31.41 $65,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 242,450 27.31 $37.66 $78,330
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 50,280 25.86 $28.82 $59,950
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 26,310 21.93 $33.46 $69,590
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 51,840 21.02 $30.62 $63,690
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 40,980 19.05 $30.49 $63,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 180 0.36 $51.62 $107,370
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage (8) (8) $46.69 $97,110
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 1,120 1.22 $44.43 $92,420
Oil and Gas Extraction 270 0.15 $44.15 $91,830
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 930 3.10 $43.32 $90,110


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 141,140 8.84 0.88 $32.42 $67,440
Texas 118,160 10.06 1.01 $35.93 $74,740
Florida 95,130 11.57 1.16 $28.65 $59,580
New York 87,710 9.64 0.96 $34.92 $72,630
Illinois 69,240 11.73 1.17 $34.77 $72,320




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)
Georgia 58,500 13.88 1.39 $30.57 $63,590
Wisconsin 38,650 13.78 1.38 $34.31 $71,370
South Dakota 5,390 12.91 1.29 $29.07 $60,470
Michigan 54,300 12.89 1.29 $33.38 $69,430
Alabama 23,200 12.13 1.21 $30.58 $63,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 24,380 7.05 0.70 $38.37 $79,810
New Jersey 44,070 11.14 1.11 $37.08 $77,130
Virginia 29,500 7.84 0.78 $36.74 $76,410
Connecticut 15,200 9.12 0.91 $36.41 $75,730
Texas 118,160 10.06 1.01 $35.93 $74,740





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 68,310 10.37 1.04 $35.77 $74,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 46,480 11.01 1.10 $30.53 $63,500
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 46,140 12.68 1.27 $36.23 $75,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 40,920 16.02 1.60 $31.69 $65,910
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 33,300 11.34 1.13 $36.29 $75,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 30,400 12.51 1.25 $41.10 $85,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 24,840 13.00 1.30 $37.96 $78,960
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 20,760 14.66 1.47 $34.33 $71,400
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 20,170 12.70 1.27 $34.64 $72,050
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 19,380 17.21 1.72 $27.67 $57,540