Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
164,160 3.1 % $13.72 $28,550 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.98 $10.31 $12.14 $15.34 $20.07
Annual Wage (2) $18,680 $21,440 $25,250 $31,900 $41,740


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 98,960 10.95 $12.76 $26,550
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 7,510 0.52 $14.03 $29,180
Employment Services 5,610 0.15 $13.73 $28,550
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 4,290 0.21 $15.22 $31,670
Telecommunications 2,850 0.38 $18.63 $38,740

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 98,960 10.95 $12.76 $26,550
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 180 0.79 $14.43 $30,010
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 1,490 0.69 $12.70 $26,410
Direct Selling Establishments 720 0.54 $12.90 $26,820
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 7,510 0.52 $14.03 $29,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,370 0.07 $22.49 $46,790
Individual and Family Services (8) (8) $20.90 $43,480
Software Publishers 1,220 0.31 $20.37 $42,370
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.16 $41,940
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4532 and 4533 only) 120 0.03 $19.61 $40,790


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 21,700 2.52 2.22 $12.18 $25,330
Texas 19,260 1.59 1.40 $14.13 $29,400
Ohio 14,060 2.60 2.29 $12.34 $25,670
California 11,100 0.65 0.58 $15.33 $31,880
Arizona 8,980 3.22 2.84 $14.32 $29,780




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)
Idaho 2,480 3.51 3.10 $12.53 $26,060
Arizona 8,980 3.22 2.84 $14.32 $29,780
Ohio 14,060 2.60 2.29 $12.34 $25,670
Florida 21,700 2.52 2.22 $12.18 $25,330
Nevada 2,930 2.17 1.92 $14.22 $29,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 2,230 0.62 0.55 $20.32 $42,270
New Hampshire 630 0.97 0.86 $18.39 $38,250
Washington 1,050 0.32 0.29 $17.80 $37,020
Connecticut 1,030 0.62 0.55 $16.80 $34,950
Wisconsin 3,140 1.10 0.97 $16.09 $33,470





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 7,570 3.68 3.25 $14.55 $30,270
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,490 2.51 2.21 $12.41 $25,800
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,210 1.74 1.53 $15.74 $32,750
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 5,920 5.85 5.16 $14.88 $30,940
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,680 0.60 0.53 $15.21 $31,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,920 0.80 0.71 $14.96 $31,110
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,670 1.01 0.89 $14.17 $29,470
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,370 2.68 2.37 $11.66 $24,250
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,210 2.17 1.91 $14.62 $30,420
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,720 0.95 0.84 $15.02 $31,240




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)
Canton-Massillon, OH 1,530 8.99 7.92 $11.37 $23,650
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 1,760 8.21 7.24 $10.83 $22,540
Idaho Falls, ID 470 7.06 6.23 $12.21 $25,400
Dayton, OH 2,660 7.03 6.20 $11.80 $24,550
El Paso, TX 1,910 6.25 5.51 $8.85 $18,410
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 5,920 5.85 5.16 $14.88 $30,940
Longview, TX 410 4.51 3.97 $9.84 $20,470
Montgomery, AL 720 4.36 3.85 $11.00 $22,880
Akron, OH 1,380 4.20 3.70 $10.90 $22,670
Athens-Clarke County, GA 340 3.81 3.36 $9.92 $20,640




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)
Waterbury, CT 60 0.87 0.77 $23.46 $48,790
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 130 0.43 0.37 $22.75 $47,310
Green Bay, WI 650 3.71 3.27 $22.25 $46,280
New Haven, CT 170 0.60 0.53 $21.18 $44,040
Worcester, MA-CT 150 0.53 0.47 $20.48 $42,600
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,090 0.76 0.67 $20.38 $42,390
Austin-Round Rock, TX 890 0.86 0.76 $19.92 $41,430
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,590 0.66 0.58 $18.53 $38,530
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.39 0.35 $18.33 $38,130
Provo-Orem, UT 860 3.52 3.10 $18.08 $37,600

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)
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 730 5.72 5.04 $9.34 $19,430
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 480 3.51 3.09 (8) (8)
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 240 2.12 1.87 $10.70 $22,250
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 0.77 0.68 $15.96 $33,200
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 150 0.45 0.40 $12.46 $25,910

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)
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 730 5.72 5.04 $9.34 $19,430
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 480 3.51 3.09 (8) (8)
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 240 2.12 1.87 $10.70 $22,250
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 1.25 1.10 $11.51 $23,940
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 1.03 0.91 $13.18 $27,410

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)
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.53 $34,380
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.09 $33,470
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 0.77 0.68 $15.96 $33,200
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 140 0.81 0.71 $15.64 $32,540
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.03 $31,270


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019