|Quick Facts: Advertising Sales Agents|
$52,340 per year
$25.16 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
What Advertising Sales Agents Do
Advertising sales agents sell advertising space to businesses and individuals.
Advertising sales agents work under pressure to meet sales quotas. They work in a range of industries, including advertising agencies, radio, television, and Internet publishing.
How to Become an Advertising Sales Agent
Although a high school diploma is typically enough for an entry-level advertising sales position, some employers prefer applicants who have a bachelor’s degree. Sales and communication skills are essential.
The median annual wage for advertising sales agents was $52,340 in May 2021.
Employment of advertising sales agents is projected to decline 8 percent from 2021 to 2031.
Despite declining employment, about 10,900 openings for advertising sales agents are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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