Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

41-9041 Telemarketers

Solicit donations or orders for goods or services over the telephone.


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)
189,670 2.8 % $13.30 $27,670 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.85 $9.96 $11.76 $14.75 $19.36
Annual Wage (2) $18,410 $20,710 $24,460 $30,680 $40,260


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)
Business Support Services 109,210 11.98 $12.36 $25,720
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 8,760 0.64 $13.39 $27,850
Employment Services 6,900 0.19 $13.23 $27,510
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 5,640 0.28 $14.89 $30,980
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,780 0.34 $15.26 $31,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 109,210 11.98 $12.36 $25,720
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 300 1.31 $13.77 $28,630
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,290 1.05 $12.02 $24,990
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 3,510 0.90 $15.75 $32,750
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 8,760 0.64 $13.39 $27,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 340 0.08 $27.48 $57,150
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 30 0.01 $25.21 $52,440
Software Publishers 1,130 0.31 $19.00 $39,520
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 2,050 0.10 $18.72 $38,930
Other Information Services 1,320 0.48 $18.68 $38,860


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)
Florida 26,980 3.21 2.41 $12.16 $25,280
Texas 17,710 1.49 1.12 $13.78 $28,660
Ohio 13,480 2.51 1.89 $11.82 $24,580
California 11,870 0.71 0.53 $14.85 $30,890
Arizona 11,490 4.25 3.19 $14.58 $30,330




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)
Arizona 11,490 4.25 3.19 $14.58 $30,330
Idaho 2,320 3.39 2.55 $12.34 $25,680
Florida 26,980 3.21 2.41 $12.16 $25,280
Ohio 13,480 2.51 1.89 $11.82 $24,580
Maine 1,420 2.36 1.78 $14.10 $29,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 2,450 0.69 0.52 $19.91 $41,400
Washington 1,370 0.43 0.32 $17.26 $35,890
Connecticut 1,030 0.62 0.47 $16.83 $35,000
Wisconsin 3,610 1.28 0.96 $16.13 $33,540
Minnesota 1,920 0.67 0.51 $16.01 $33,310



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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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 9,260 4.68 3.51 $14.92 $31,020
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 6,110 5.05 3.79 $12.05 $25,070
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 6,100 7.45 5.60 $11.27 $23,450
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,720 1.56 1.17 $13.37 $27,820
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 5,720 5.70 4.28 $13.79 $28,680
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,390 2.16 1.63 $14.70 $30,570
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,770 0.71 0.54 $13.67 $28,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,210 0.95 0.71 $14.55 $30,260
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,650 2.53 1.90 $14.03 $29,190
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,300 2.58 1.94 $11.89 $24,740


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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)
Pueblo, CO 850 14.22 10.69 $10.71 $22,270
Idaho Falls, ID 670 10.40 7.82 $11.29 $23,480
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 510 10.25 7.70 $13.22 $27,490
Canton-Massillon, OH 1,500 8.94 6.72 $10.55 $21,950
Springfield, MO 1,580 7.75 5.83 $9.50 $19,760
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 6,100 7.45 5.60 $11.27 $23,450
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 5,720 5.70 4.28 $13.79 $28,680
Roanoke, VA 820 5.38 4.04 $17.28 $35,950
El Paso, TX 1,610 5.34 4.01 $9.98 $20,770
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 6,110 5.05 3.79 $12.05 $25,070


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Green Bay, WI 600 3.50 2.63 $26.87 $55,880
Worcester, MA-CT 100 0.34 0.26 $22.81 $47,450
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 190 0.62 0.47 $20.75 $43,160
New Haven, CT 220 0.82 0.62 $20.68 $43,010
Portsmouth, NH-ME 70 0.72 0.54 $19.64 $40,860
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,140 1.02 0.77 $18.99 $39,490
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.16 0.12 $18.89 $39,280
Salisbury, MD-DE (8) (8) (8) $17.93 $37,290
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,060 1.07 0.80 $17.74 $36,910
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division 30 0.53 0.40 $17.67 $36,760

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 550 2.87 2.16 $14.59 $30,350
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 260 2.24 1.69 $10.30 $21,420
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 250 1.76 1.32 $10.78 $22,430
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 230 1.47 1.11 $8.19 $17,030
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 1.26 0.95 $11.48 $23,890

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 550 2.87 2.16 $14.59 $30,350
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 260 2.24 1.69 $10.30 $21,420
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 250 1.76 1.32 $10.78 $22,430
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 230 1.47 1.11 $8.19 $17,030
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 1.26 0.95 $11.48 $23,890

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.25 $33,790
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.12 $15.17 $31,560
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 550 2.87 2.16 $14.59 $30,350
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.94 $29,000
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 0.19 $13.90 $28,920


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018