Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
328,230 0.6 % $56.18 $116,860 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.88 $33.59 $48.87 $70.35 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $51,760 $69,860 $101,640 $146,330 (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 25,790 1.35 $60.42 $125,660
Automobile Dealers 20,450 1.96 $52.75 $109,720
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 13,980 1.68 $64.75 $134,670
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 9,110 1.49 $69.40 $144,340
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 9,030 0.60 $70.19 $145,990

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 3,370 2.05 $52.46 $109,110
Automobile Dealers 20,450 1.96 $52.75 $109,720
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 13,980 1.68 $64.75 $134,670
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 3,050 1.62 $66.72 $138,780
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 9,110 1.49 $69.40 $144,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 100 1.42 $90.34 $187,910
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 3,510 0.76 $88.12 $183,290
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,330 0.68 $85.15 $177,110
Other Investment Pools and Funds 150 0.38 $81.35 $169,200
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 990 0.72 $76.73 $159,590


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 53,190 3.79 1.48 $60.17 $125,160
Texas 23,440 2.28 0.89 $55.33 $115,080
Illinois 19,050 3.42 1.34 $50.76 $105,590
New York 15,730 1.87 0.73 $81.59 $169,710
New Jersey 13,450 3.57 1.39 $67.58 $140,570




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 7,490 4.66 1.82 $54.45 $113,250
Minnesota 10,430 4.02 1.57 $54.34 $113,030
California 53,190 3.79 1.48 $60.17 $125,160
New Jersey 13,450 3.57 1.39 $67.58 $140,570
Georgia 13,110 3.47 1.36 $56.94 $118,440




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 15,730 1.87 0.73 $81.59 $169,710
Delaware 720 1.79 0.70 $72.97 $151,770
New Jersey 13,450 3.57 1.39 $67.58 $140,570
Massachusetts 10,270 3.25 1.27 $65.59 $136,430
Rhode Island 770 1.70 0.67 $62.33 $129,650





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 15,420 4.03 1.58 $59.69 $124,150
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 13,820 2.73 1.07 $86.16 $179,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 13,500 3.77 1.47 $52.85 $109,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 10,380 4.66 1.82 $59.73 $124,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,330 4.87 1.90 $57.64 $119,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,790 2.66 1.04 $55.96 $116,400
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,700 4.83 1.89 $63.79 $132,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,590 3.22 1.26 $60.12 $125,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 6,400 3.77 1.47 $50.74 $105,530
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,940 3.55 1.39 $70.38 $146,390