Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.


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)
1,367,210 0.5 % $30.16 $62,720 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.97 $17.74 $25.21 $36.53 $52.28
Annual Wage (2) $26,970 $36,910 $52,440 $75,980 $108,750


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)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 223,510 28.10 $34.16 $71,060
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 101,570 16.79 $29.37 $61,080
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 92,010 12.92 $28.61 $59,500
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 57,010 9.45 $30.41 $63,260
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 50,290 15.19 $25.52 $53,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 223,510 28.10 $34.16 $71,060
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 43,390 26.49 $26.39 $54,890
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 46,890 21.37 $27.44 $57,070
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 18,050 19.34 $29.06 $60,450
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 24,100 19.16 $34.14 $71,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 400 0.07 $45.52 $94,670
Satellite Telecommunications 30 0.32 $41.71 $86,760
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 230 0.05 $40.85 $84,970
Depository Credit Intermediation 100 0.01 $39.21 $81,570
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 390 1.17 $38.07 $79,180


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 120,050 8.57 0.80 $31.86 $66,280
Texas 114,310 11.33 1.05 $29.38 $61,110
New York 100,470 12.04 1.12 $36.00 $74,880
Florida 78,200 11.01 1.02 $27.88 $57,990
Pennsylvania 74,120 13.52 1.26 $30.70 $63,850




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 31,980 14.82 1.38 $30.28 $62,980
Georgia 54,880 14.66 1.36 $29.47 $61,290
Pennsylvania 74,120 13.52 1.26 $30.70 $63,850
Alabama 23,820 13.18 1.23 $26.08 $54,240
Wisconsin 33,400 12.80 1.19 $30.71 $63,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 15,130 9.47 0.88 $36.65 $76,230
New York 100,470 12.04 1.12 $36.00 $74,880
Minnesota 26,050 10.17 0.95 $35.68 $74,210
Massachusetts 29,670 9.51 0.88 $35.32 $73,470
New Jersey 40,900 10.85 1.01 $34.37 $71,480

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 61,790 12.40 1.15 $37.58 $78,170
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 49,640 14.02 1.30 $33.06 $68,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 41,780 10.95 1.02 $30.89 $64,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 39,170 17.80 1.66 $30.98 $64,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 31,580 12.64 1.18 $31.54 $65,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 31,460 15.72 1.46 $29.93 $62,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 27,240 15.10 1.40 $33.44 $69,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 22,410 13.31 1.24 $29.03 $60,390
Denver-Aurora, CO 22,040 18.62 1.73 $30.97 $64,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 20,100 11.98 1.11 $38.41 $79,900




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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 10,380 21.85 2.03 $27.30 $56,790
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,990 20.04 1.86 $31.94 $66,430
Lafayette, LA 2,700 19.02 1.77 $27.13 $56,430
Denver-Aurora, CO 22,040 18.62 1.73 $30.97 $64,420
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 790 18.44 1.72 $31.81 $66,170
Odessa, TX 1,020 17.96 1.67 $29.15 $60,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 39,170 17.80 1.66 $30.98 $64,450
Janesville, WI 1,060 17.63 1.64 $33.75 $70,200
Fargo, ND-MN 1,980 16.68 1.55 $22.83 $47,490
Lancaster, PA 3,680 16.59 1.54 $29.99 $62,370