Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
215,290 2.4 % $13.06 $27,170 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.81 $9.80 $11.69 $14.66 $18.90
Annual Wage (2) $18,330 $20,370 $24,300 $30,480 $39,310


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 126,290 13.71 $12.14 $25,260
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 8,880 0.67 $13.47 $28,020
Employment Services 8,810 0.24 $13.16 $27,380
Depository Credit Intermediation 4,120 0.24 $15.71 $32,680
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 3,840 1.06 $13.70 $28,490

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 126,290 13.71 $12.14 $25,260
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 320 1.37 $13.68 $28,450
Other Telecommunications 950 1.29 $12.31 $25,610
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,320 1.08 $12.14 $25,250
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 3,840 1.06 $13.70 $28,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $24.30 $50,550
Educational Support Services 30 0.02 $24.01 $49,940
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 370 0.09 $22.66 $47,130
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers 100 0.08 $20.95 $43,590
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $20.42 $42,460


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 27,870 3.39 2.21 $12.08 $25,140
Texas 21,020 1.79 1.17 $13.32 $27,690
Arizona 13,850 5.22 3.40 $13.15 $27,360
California 13,670 0.86 0.56 $14.43 $30,010
Ohio 13,510 2.53 1.65 $11.71 $24,360




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 13,850 5.22 3.40 $13.15 $27,360
Utah 4,750 3.45 2.25 $12.45 $25,890
Florida 27,870 3.39 2.21 $12.08 $25,140
Nebraska 3,000 3.10 2.02 $12.12 $25,200
Idaho 2,020 3.04 1.98 $12.00 $24,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,120 0.67 0.44 $20.66 $42,970
Minnesota 2,660 0.95 0.62 $16.62 $34,570
Massachusetts 2,830 0.82 0.53 $16.43 $34,180
New Hampshire 660 1.03 0.67 $16.30 $33,910
Nevada 3,210 2.53 1.65 $15.90 $33,060





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 10,520 5.44 3.54 $13.55 $28,190
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 7,150 6.11 3.98 $11.89 $24,730
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,590 2.71 1.77 $14.08 $29,290
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 6,140 7.69 5.02 $11.20 $23,300
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,590 1.54 1.00 $13.86 $28,830
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 5,370 5.50 3.58 $13.62 $28,340
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,160 0.78 0.51 $13.77 $28,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,730 0.88 0.58 $14.27 $29,680
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,650 2.88 1.88 $12.75 $26,520
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,420 2.54 1.66 $12.06 $25,090




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 1,060 18.46 12.04 $10.08 $20,960
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 2,850 13.13 8.56 $10.45 $21,730
St. Joseph, MO-KS 640 12.12 7.90 $9.77 $20,310
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 900 10.57 6.90 $11.50 $23,920
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 510 10.34 6.75 $13.15 $27,360
Springfield, MO 2,050 10.21 6.66 $9.05 $18,830
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 6,140 7.69 5.02 $11.20 $23,300
Tulsa, OK 2,910 6.72 4.38 $11.11 $23,110
El Paso, TX 1,980 6.66 4.35 $10.40 $21,620
Williamsport, PA 320 6.32 4.12 $9.70 $20,180