Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
13,835,090 0.2 % $18.26 $37,990 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.25 $9.12 $12.08 $20.88 $35.60
Annual Wage (2) $17,170 $18,970 $25,120 $43,430 $74,040


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 1,051,970 42.12 $11.57 $24,060
Clothing Stores 945,750 86.99 $11.43 $23,780
Other General Merchandise Stores 943,500 57.87 $11.30 $23,490
Department Stores 845,510 54.49 $11.09 $23,070
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 657,500 64.09 $14.55 $30,260

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 173,500 92.12 $11.44 $23,790
Clothing Stores 945,750 86.99 $11.43 $23,780
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 113,710 80.84 $11.44 $23,800
Book Stores and News Dealers 77,790 80.73 $10.95 $22,780
Gasoline Stations 653,840 78.18 $10.07 $20,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 45,090 12.67 $62.50 $129,990
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 145,920 32.21 $59.28 $123,300
Securities and Commodity Exchanges (8) (8) $51.31 $106,730
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 7,670 4.89 $49.51 $102,980
Other Investment Pools and Funds 4,860 12.03 $48.64 $101,160


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 1,475,050 103.12 0.97 $19.72 $41,010
Texas 1,147,050 108.42 1.02 $18.16 $37,760
Florida 968,170 133.10 1.25 $17.38 $36,140
New York 880,100 103.03 0.97 $23.75 $49,400
Illinois 605,250 107.30 1.01 $19.52 $40,590




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 968,170 133.10 1.25 $17.38 $36,140
New Hampshire 77,290 126.15 1.19 $18.43 $38,330
Alabama 212,310 116.37 1.10 $15.15 $31,520
South Dakota 45,730 114.70 1.08 $16.12 $33,530
South Carolina 204,780 113.99 1.07 $14.74 $30,660




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 880,100 103.03 0.97 $23.75 $49,400
Connecticut 164,960 101.79 0.96 $22.23 $46,250
Massachusetts 317,450 99.14 0.93 $21.56 $44,850
New Jersey 408,390 107.65 1.01 $21.06 $43,810
District of Columbia 24,500 37.47 0.35 $20.93 $43,530





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 550,740 106.79 1.01 $27.78 $57,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 408,100 112.09 1.06 $21.09 $43,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 398,300 102.89 0.97 $19.44 $40,440
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 281,970 106.78 1.01 $20.28 $42,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 264,050 116.75 1.10 $19.19 $39,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 238,200 113.59 1.07 $20.47 $42,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 201,420 116.44 1.10 $18.05 $37,540
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 196,360 107.71 1.01 $22.20 $46,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 194,990 83.20 0.78 $19.54 $40,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 186,860 106.79 1.01 $20.63 $42,910