Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other

All sales and related workers not listed separately.


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)
93,860 1.7 % $19.32 $40,180 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.00 $11.59 $16.30 $23.26 $32.48
Annual Wage (2) $20,810 $24,110 $33,890 $48,390 $67,560


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)
General Merchandise Stores 28,650 0.89 $16.42 $34,160
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 4,670 0.16 $16.26 $33,830
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 3,660 0.93 $22.24 $46,250
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 3,250 0.52 $15.07 $31,340
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4532 and 4533 only) 2,600 0.59 $12.89 $26,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 690 0.94 $20.56 $42,770
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 3,660 0.93 $22.24 $46,250
General Merchandise Stores 28,650 0.89 $16.42 $34,160
Other Support Services 2,210 0.72 $22.86 $47,550
Vending Machine Operators 230 0.59 $17.87 $37,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.06 $36.20 $75,290
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $35.63 $74,110
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $32.60 $67,820
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 200 0.10 $32.38 $67,360
Postal Service (federal government) 190 0.03 $32.15 $66,870


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 17,130 1.03 1.56 $22.37 $46,540
Texas 8,060 0.68 1.03 $17.15 $35,670
Florida 6,260 0.74 1.13 $18.46 $38,410
New Jersey 5,770 1.44 2.19 $25.49 $53,020
Colorado 4,260 1.67 2.53 $20.20 $42,020




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)
Colorado 4,260 1.67 2.53 $20.20 $42,020
New Jersey 5,770 1.44 2.19 $25.49 $53,020
Nevada 1,790 1.37 2.08 $18.74 $38,980
California 17,130 1.03 1.56 $22.37 $46,540
Nebraska 970 1.00 1.52 $22.87 $47,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 150 0.21 0.32 $27.08 $56,330
New Jersey 5,770 1.44 2.19 $25.49 $53,020
Massachusetts 1,180 0.34 0.51 $24.87 $51,740
Alaska 160 0.51 0.78 $24.23 $50,400
Nebraska 970 1.00 1.52 $22.87 $47,570



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,020 1.13 1.72 $21.55 $44,820
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,710 1.88 2.85 $22.18 $46,140
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,550 0.70 1.06 $16.99 $35,330
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,080 1.29 1.96 $25.50 $53,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,960 0.67 1.02 $18.51 $38,510
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,880 1.61 2.45 $26.76 $55,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,770 0.92 1.39 $18.25 $37,970
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,610 1.13 1.71 $20.43 $42,490
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,600 1.66 2.52 $19.10 $39,730
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,550 1.36 2.06 $22.56 $46,930


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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)
Napa, CA 200 2.80 4.25 $23.02 $47,890
Grand Junction, CO 150 2.47 3.74 $12.87 $26,770
Eugene, OR 360 2.37 3.59 $16.62 $34,570
Chico, CA 190 2.36 3.58 $18.71 $38,920
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 60 1.94 2.95 $15.41 $32,050
Yuma, AZ 120 1.93 2.93 $12.78 $26,590
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,710 1.88 2.85 $22.18 $46,140
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 540 1.74 2.64 $19.07 $39,670
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 330 1.73 2.63 $25.88 $53,840
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 200 1.68 2.56 $21.68 $45,090


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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)
Trenton, NJ 280 1.21 1.83 $30.18 $62,770
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 910 0.83 1.27 $29.36 $61,060
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 130 0.23 0.34 $28.87 $60,060
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.30 0.45 $28.04 $58,330
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.84 1.27 $27.23 $56,640
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,880 1.61 2.45 $26.76 $55,660
El Centro, CA 50 0.83 1.27 $26.28 $54,660
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 330 1.73 2.63 $25.88 $53,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 940 0.57 0.86 $25.82 $53,700
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 680 0.37 0.56 $25.51 $53,050

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 Missouri nonmetropolitan area 340 4.61 7.01 $13.98 $29,080
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.06 1.62 $20.11 $41,840
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 190 1.12 1.70 $21.39 $44,480
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.62 0.95 $17.99 $37,420
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 1.16 1.76 $15.22 $31,670

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 Missouri nonmetropolitan area 340 4.61 7.01 $13.98 $29,080
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 1.82 2.76 $14.18 $29,500
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 100 1.64 2.50 $19.44 $40,440
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 150 1.58 2.41 $14.88 $30,940
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 160 1.45 2.21 $13.98 $29,070

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)
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 0.86 $29.97 $62,340
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.40 $61,150
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.53 $48,940
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 0.65 $23.25 $48,360
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 190 1.12 1.70 $21.39 $44,480


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