Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of post-secondary education. Excludes "Sales Engineers" (41-9031).


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)
375,500 1.2 % $41.23 $85,750 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.52 $25.30 $35.94 $51.09 $70.38
Annual Wage (2) $38,520 $52,630 $74,750 $106,270 $146,380


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 63,060 7.56 $45.60 $94,840
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 57,430 9.37 $40.88 $85,040
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 33,490 17.73 $45.44 $94,510
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 29,140 1.94 $44.60 $92,760
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 20,610 6.61 $37.39 $77,760

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 33,490 17.73 $45.44 $94,510
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 57,430 9.37 $40.88 $85,040
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 63,060 7.56 $45.60 $94,840
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 20,610 6.61 $37.39 $77,760
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 7,730 6.33 $38.77 $80,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities (8) (8) $82.91 $172,450
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 510 0.09 $54.88 $114,160
Nondepository Credit Intermediation (8) (8) $52.73 $109,690
Office Administrative Services 480 0.12 $52.38 $108,950
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 50 0.19 $50.91 $105,890


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 46,900 3.34 1.14 $44.08 $91,680
Texas 30,510 2.96 1.01 $44.03 $91,580
Florida 28,850 4.03 1.38 $41.40 $86,120
Ohio 23,510 4.72 1.61 $36.26 $75,420
Illinois 18,570 3.33 1.14 $36.43 $75,780




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)
New Hampshire 3,870 6.38 2.18 $46.83 $97,410
Massachusetts 15,080 4.78 1.63 $46.13 $95,950
Ohio 23,510 4.72 1.61 $36.26 $75,420
Utah 5,300 4.55 1.55 $35.20 $73,210
Connecticut 7,100 4.41 1.51 $43.15 $89,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 370 1.37 0.47 $56.52 $117,550
New York 12,390 1.47 0.50 $48.65 $101,180
Nevada 1,090 0.98 0.33 $48.56 $101,010
New Hampshire 3,870 6.38 2.18 $46.83 $97,410
Oregon 5,650 3.56 1.22 $46.51 $96,740





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 13,950 3.89 1.33 $37.38 $77,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,590 4.30 1.47 $38.03 $79,100
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 9,560 5.70 1.95 $47.40 $98,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,530 4.66 1.59 $50.79 $105,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,800 2.30 0.79 $38.68 $80,450
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,720 1.72 0.59 $48.38 $100,640
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 8,340 6.01 2.05 $43.66 $90,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 7,750 4.56 1.56 $39.60 $82,370
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 7,410 4.08 1.39 $46.26 $96,220
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,170 8.18 2.79 $53.90 $112,110




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)
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 1,360 10.67 3.64 $48.59 $101,070
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 1,090 9.59 3.28 $47.28 $98,330
Portsmouth, NH-ME 460 8.30 2.83 $50.88 $105,840
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 1,290 8.28 2.83 $46.40 $96,520
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,170 8.18 2.79 $53.90 $112,110
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 5,830 7.39 2.53 $39.52 $82,210
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,890 7.07 2.41 $46.51 $96,750
Boulder, CO 1,080 6.97 2.38 $42.23 $87,840
Manchester, NH 660 6.60 2.26 $43.75 $91,010
Akron, OH 2,000 6.41 2.19 $33.69 $70,080