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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Industry profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Geographic profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

National estimates for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,278,670 0.6 % $ 35.34 $ 73,500 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.36 $ 20.95 $ 29.84 $ 42.80 $ 62.11
Annual Wage (2) $ 31,950 $ 43,580 $ 62,070 $ 89,030 $ 129,200


Industry profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 221,840 16.16 $ 35.15 $ 73,120
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 133,960 14.14 $ 32.98 $ 68,590
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 129,030 26.18 $ 40.57 $ 84,390
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 109,500 15.76 $ 35.24 $ 73,290
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 70,280 13.11 $ 33.53 $ 69,730

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 129,030 26.18 $ 40.57 $ 84,390
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 221,840 16.16 $ 35.15 $ 73,120
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 109,500 15.76 $ 35.24 $ 73,290
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 18,980 14.44 $ 32.80 $ 68,220
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 133,960 14.14 $ 32.98 $ 68,590

Top paying industries for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 1,460 0.53 $ 48.86 $ 101,620
Software Publishers 4,860 1.00 $ 45.72 $ 95,090
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,660 0.11 $ 45.26 $ 94,140
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,300 0.17 $ 44.77 $ 93,120
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (8) (8) $ 44.70 $ 92,980


Geographic profile for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 137,910 8.39 0.91 $ 36.79 $ 76,530
Texas 110,280 9.11 0.99 $ 34.14 $ 71,010
Florida 79,750 9.45 1.03 $ 31.64 $ 65,820
New York 71,000 8.17 0.89 $ 37.66 $ 78,320
Illinois 65,140 11.57 1.26 $ 33.39 $ 69,450




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 20,780 13.96 1.52 $ 31.84 $ 66,240
South Dakota 5,210 12.66 1.38 $ 31.70 $ 65,930
Wisconsin 33,440 12.34 1.34 $ 34.64 $ 72,040
Michigan 45,490 11.59 1.26 $ 35.69 $ 74,240
Illinois 65,140 11.57 1.26 $ 33.39 $ 69,450




Top paying states for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 22,580 6.74 0.73 $ 41.22 $ 85,730
New Jersey 36,840 9.74 1.06 $ 41.10 $ 85,490
Connecticut 12,580 8.16 0.89 $ 39.45 $ 82,050
Washington 33,640 10.53 1.15 $ 39.05 $ 81,230
Colorado 28,380 11.01 1.20 $ 38.99 $ 81,100





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 79,090 8.95 0.97 $ 40.38 $ 83,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 62,350 10.71 1.16 $ 35.88 $ 74,620
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 54,500 12.50 1.36 $ 34.30 $ 71,340
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 40,120 11.18 1.22 $ 34.21 $ 71,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 32,360 12.29 1.34 $ 35.04 $ 72,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 29,890 10.07 1.10 $ 38.10 $ 79,250
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 29,470 11.75 1.28 $ 29.82 $ 62,030
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 25,160 9.33 1.02 $ 39.04 $ 81,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 23,280 12.59 1.37 $ 40.51 $ 84,260
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 22,500 12.64 1.38 $ 38.40 $ 79,870




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salt Lake City, UT 12,860 17.75 1.93 $ 33.25 $ 69,150
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 2,210 17.56 1.91 $ 37.52 $ 78,040
Casper, WY 620 16.84 1.83 $ 40.03 $ 83,250
Grand Island, NE 630 16.26 1.77 $ 26.02 $ 54,120
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1,460 16.01 1.74 $ 39.09 $ 81,310
Sioux Falls, SD 2,450 15.99 1.74 $ 34.54 $ 71,840
Lafayette, LA 3,020 15.97 1.74 $ 30.87 $ 64,210
Janesville-Beloit, WI 1,010 15.79 1.72 $ 30.52 $ 63,480
Napa, CA 1,090 15.73 1.71 $ 48.97 $ 101,850
Fargo, ND-MN 2,100 15.59 1.70 $ 41.13 $ 85,560