Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers ; First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers ; Cashiers ; Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers ; Counter and Rental Clerks ; Parts Salespersons ; Retail Salespersons ; Advertising Sales Agents ; Insurance Sales Agents ; Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents ; Travel Agents ; Sales Representatives, Services, All Other ; Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products ; Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products ; Demonstrators and Product Promoters ; Models ; Real Estate Brokers ; Real Estate Sales Agents ; Sales Engineers ; Telemarketers ; Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers ; Sales and Related Workers, All Other*


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,437,980 0.2 % $17.69 $36,790 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.89 $8.89 $11.72 $20.19 $34.54
Annual Wage (2) $16,410 $18,490 $24,370 $41,990 $71,830


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)
Grocery Stores 1,051,210 42.46 $11.22 $23,330
Clothing Stores 921,770 85.34 $11.36 $23,630
Other General Merchandise Stores 856,500 56.35 $10.60 $22,050
Department Stores 797,370 52.51 $10.67 $22,200
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 631,930 61.26 $14.16 $29,450

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Shoe Stores 165,150 91.04 $11.28 $23,470
Clothing Stores 921,770 85.34 $11.36 $23,630
Book, Periodical, and Music Stores 118,240 80.93 $10.63 $22,100
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 108,260 79.47 $11.13 $23,150
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 106,040 78.52 $13.82 $28,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 132,890 29.04 $52.69 $109,590
Other Financial Investment Activities 38,350 11.51 $52.23 $108,640
Other Pipeline Transportation 30 0.47 $49.18 $102,290
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 880 11.95 $48.14 $100,120
Scientific Research and Development Services 10,720 1.75 $42.65 $88,700


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 1,411,140 100.78 0.95 $18.97 $39,470
Texas 1,106,390 109.65 1.04 $17.14 $35,650
Florida 908,830 127.93 1.21 $17.94 $37,320
New York 835,000 100.07 0.95 $22.04 $45,840
Illinois 583,370 105.52 1.00 $18.85 $39,220




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)
Florida 908,830 127.93 1.21 $17.94 $37,320
New Hampshire 77,090 127.76 1.21 $17.69 $36,790
Delaware 46,400 116.66 1.10 $17.62 $36,640
Alabama 207,910 115.03 1.09 $14.62 $30,420
South Dakota 43,770 112.93 1.07 $15.12 $31,440




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 835,000 100.07 0.95 $22.04 $45,840
Connecticut 161,680 101.13 0.96 $21.42 $44,550
District of Columbia 23,060 36.07 0.34 $20.84 $43,360
New Jersey 404,160 107.19 1.01 $20.75 $43,170
Massachusetts 316,770 101.56 0.96 $20.72 $43,100

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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 509,170 102.19 0.97 $25.30 $52,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 386,250 101.18 0.96 $18.69 $38,880
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 383,360 108.23 1.02 $20.39 $42,420
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 265,050 106.11 1.00 $18.60 $38,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 248,820 113.07 1.07 $18.71 $38,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 234,190 116.99 1.11 $20.30 $42,230
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 189,670 105.11 0.99 $21.19 $44,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 187,060 81.71 0.77 $19.95 $41,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 186,930 111.04 1.05 $18.25 $37,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 177,810 105.96 1.00 $20.57 $42,780




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)
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 17,580 164.12 1.55 $12.38 $25,740
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 9,060 161.06 1.52 $13.32 $27,710
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 8,040 144.83 1.37 $16.04 $33,360
Punta Gorda, FL 5,530 142.71 1.35 $15.00 $31,200
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 97,570 141.76 1.34 $19.47 $40,500
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 6,250 141.20 1.34 $16.50 $34,310
Idaho Falls, ID 6,730 140.07 1.33 (8) (8)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 7,510 138.19 1.31 $18.35 $38,160
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 5,680 137.90 1.30 $12.92 $26,870
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 26,620 137.26 1.30 $17.44 $36,270