Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

11-2022 Sales Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.


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)
319,300 0.6 % $54.86 $114,110 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.02 $32.49 $47.37 $69.12 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $49,960 $67,570 $98,530 $143,770 (5)


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)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 24,820 1.30 $58.37 $121,410
Automobile Dealers 18,990 1.89 $53.69 $111,670
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 11,630 1.46 $64.35 $133,840
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 9,220 1.53 $67.84 $141,100
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 8,800 0.61 $69.93 $145,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 3,310 2.02 $51.92 $107,980
Automobile Dealers 18,990 1.89 $53.69 $111,670
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 3,320 1.72 $68.18 $141,820
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 9,220 1.53 $67.84 $141,100
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 11,630 1.46 $64.35 $133,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,370 0.71 $80.83 $168,120
Other Investment Pools and Funds 150 0.40 $80.72 $167,900
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,830 0.62 $77.28 $160,740
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 1,040 0.75 $74.56 $155,070
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 350 0.44 $74.45 $154,860


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)
California 54,470 3.89 1.55 $57.84 $120,310
Texas 21,400 2.12 0.84 $54.76 $113,900
Illinois 17,060 3.09 1.23 $50.92 $105,910
New York 14,860 1.78 0.71 $78.97 $164,250
Georgia 14,100 3.77 1.50 $54.28 $112,900




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)
Connecticut 7,310 4.58 1.82 $54.53 $113,420
California 54,470 3.89 1.55 $57.84 $120,310
Georgia 14,100 3.77 1.50 $54.28 $112,900
Minnesota 9,540 3.72 1.48 $52.74 $109,690
New Jersey 13,250 3.52 1.40 $65.56 $136,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 14,860 1.78 0.71 $78.97 $164,250
Delaware 670 1.68 0.67 $68.16 $141,780
New Jersey 13,250 3.52 1.40 $65.56 $136,370
Massachusetts 9,440 3.03 1.21 $65.45 $136,130
Florida 13,650 1.92 0.77 $60.67 $126,190

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 14,900 3.90 1.55 $58.67 $122,030
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 12,640 2.54 1.01 $82.61 $171,820
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 12,060 3.40 1.36 $52.39 $108,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 11,010 5.00 1.99 $56.55 $117,630
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,700 4.59 1.83 $55.66 $115,770
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,910 5.03 2.00 $62.42 $129,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,250 3.12 1.24 $59.00 $122,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,890 3.50 1.39 $48.32 $100,500
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,780 2.31 0.92 $58.28 $121,230
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,460 3.30 1.31 $71.23 $148,170




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 2,630 6.48 2.58 $58.98 $122,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,400 5.14 2.04 $69.40 $144,360
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,910 5.03 2.00 $62.42 $129,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 11,010 5.00 1.99 $56.55 $117,630
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 4,690 4.94 1.97 $68.75 $143,010
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 750 4.82 1.92 $69.57 $144,710
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2,610 4.77 1.90 $51.81 $107,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,700 4.59 1.83 $55.66 $115,770
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 1,690 4.59 1.83 $52.09 $108,350
Napa, CA 260 4.28 1.70 $57.36 $119,300