Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
364,830 1.6 % $41.20 $85,690 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.92 $24.89 $36.04 $51.19 $70.83
Annual Wage (2) $37,270 $51,780 $74,970 $106,480 $147,320


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 60,990 7.12 $46.36 $96,420
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 57,610 9.31 $40.65 $84,560
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 26,660 1.67 $43.97 $91,460
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 26,390 14.04 $43.11 $89,670
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 19,810 3.12 $35.87 $74,610

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 26,390 14.04 $43.11 $89,670
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 57,610 9.31 $40.65 $84,560
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 60,990 7.12 $46.36 $96,420
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 8,160 6.58 $39.46 $82,080
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 19,640 6.28 $37.45 $77,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 4,940 3.15 $54.37 $113,080
Support Activities for Air Transportation 190 0.12 $52.48 $109,160
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 130 0.05 $51.76 $107,660
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 30 0.01 $51.26 $106,610
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 560 0.61 $48.39 $100,650


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 48,000 3.36 1.20 $43.96 $91,430
Texas 34,200 3.23 1.15 $40.59 $84,420
Florida 27,060 3.72 1.33 $39.43 $82,020
Ohio 22,310 4.41 1.58 $37.81 $78,640
Illinois 21,160 3.75 1.34 $36.28 $75,470




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 3,680 6.00 2.14 $49.06 $102,040
Massachusetts 14,470 4.52 1.61 $46.49 $96,700
Ohio 22,310 4.41 1.58 $37.81 $78,640
Utah 5,260 4.38 1.56 $38.31 $79,680
Connecticut 6,300 3.89 1.39 $46.44 $96,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 460 1.67 0.59 $54.14 $112,600
New Hampshire 3,680 6.00 2.14 $49.06 $102,040
Nevada 1,140 1.01 0.36 $48.26 $100,380
Pennsylvania 13,750 2.46 0.88 $47.91 $99,650
Delaware 1,120 2.75 0.98 $47.49 $98,780





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 15,320 4.21 1.50 $37.47 $77,940
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 11,930 4.52 1.61 $43.76 $91,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,300 1.80 0.64 $45.71 $95,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,290 2.40 0.86 $39.77 $82,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 9,160 5.35 1.91 $48.20 $100,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,440 3.73 1.33 $39.09 $81,300
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 8,130 9.04 3.23 $56.12 $116,720
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 7,600 5.39 1.92 $40.38 $83,980
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 7,360 4.25 1.52 $41.69 $86,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,120 3.39 1.21 $37.15 $77,270