Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
1,391,400 0.5 % $32.67 $67,960 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.34 $18.98 $27.39 $39.36 $57.83
Annual Wage (2) $27,760 $39,480 $56,970 $81,880 $120,280


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 231,930 26.45 $37.27 $77,520
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 221,570 16.71 $30.97 $64,410
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 132,030 13.96 $30.42 $63,270
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 106,740 16.30 $32.46 $67,530
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 81,720 15.10 $30.72 $63,900

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 231,930 26.45 $37.27 $77,520
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 221,570 16.71 $30.97 $64,410
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 106,740 16.30 $32.46 $67,530
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 22,950 15.57 $31.77 $66,080
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 81,720 15.10 $30.72 $63,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores (8) (8) $55.81 $116,090
Scientific Research and Development Services 940 0.15 $51.15 $106,400
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 400 1.77 $43.00 $89,440
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 9,440 0.47 $41.97 $87,290
Oil and Gas Extraction 100 0.08 $41.41 $86,140


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 146,800 8.79 0.90 $33.06 $68,770
Texas 122,710 10.32 1.06 $33.65 $70,000
Florida 93,320 11.08 1.14 $28.55 $59,380
New York 83,060 9.02 0.92 $34.54 $71,850
Illinois 71,240 12.02 1.23 $33.61 $69,900




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)
Wisconsin 39,250 13.89 1.42 $33.91 $70,540
Georgia 55,650 12.93 1.32 $30.22 $62,870
South Dakota 5,210 12.42 1.27 $29.89 $62,180
Michigan 52,440 12.26 1.26 $33.93 $70,570
Minnesota 34,190 12.05 1.23 $36.19 $75,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 22,330 6.33 0.65 $37.14 $77,240
New Jersey 43,380 10.83 1.11 $37.08 $77,130
Minnesota 34,190 12.05 1.23 $36.19 $75,270
Colorado 28,700 11.23 1.15 $35.97 $74,820
Virginia 28,860 7.62 0.78 $35.57 $73,990



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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 64,830 9.69 0.99 $35.80 $74,450
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 48,170 13.15 1.35 $35.10 $73,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 45,230 10.21 1.05 $31.55 $65,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 39,100 14.93 1.53 $31.04 $64,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 33,800 11.54 1.18 $35.48 $73,810
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 31,940 12.82 1.31 $35.50 $73,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 25,620 13.26 1.36 $38.16 $79,380
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 19,870 13.77 1.41 $36.97 $76,910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 18,880 11.46 1.17 $35.61 $74,080
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 18,060 11.17 1.14 $33.06 $68,760


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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)