Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
1,414,030 0.5 % $30.91 $64,300 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.15 $18.22 $26.07 $37.47 $54.16
Annual Wage (2) $27,340 $37,910 $54,230 $77,940 $112,650


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 248,910 29.04 $35.41 $73,640
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 107,300 16.91 $29.60 $61,560
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 90,460 12.57 $29.16 $60,660
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 59,380 9.60 $31.42 $65,350
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 49,320 15.08 $26.18 $54,460

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 248,910 29.04 $35.41 $73,640
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 47,520 27.89 $27.97 $58,170
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 48,570 21.82 $27.71 $57,630
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 26,270 21.61 $34.11 $70,950
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 18,650 19.74 $29.22 $60,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Footwear Manufacturing 170 1.27 $39.47 $82,090
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 6,470 0.40 $39.14 $81,410
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 690 0.44 $39.13 $81,390
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 360 0.21 $38.87 $80,860
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 180 0.38 $38.80 $80,710


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)
Texas 127,900 12.09 1.11 $30.92 $64,320
California 126,370 8.83 0.81 $31.47 $65,460
New York 98,340 11.51 1.06 $36.46 $75,840
Florida 87,200 11.99 1.10 $28.04 $58,320
Illinois 74,020 13.12 1.21 $32.20 $66,980




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)
Georgia 56,630 14.84 1.37 $29.28 $60,900
Colorado 32,410 14.56 1.34 $32.18 $66,930
Wisconsin 35,920 13.44 1.24 $31.71 $65,960
Michigan 52,130 13.30 1.23 $30.38 $63,200
Louisiana 24,560 13.15 1.21 $27.99 $58,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 31,130 9.72 0.90 $38.97 $81,070
New Jersey 42,330 11.16 1.03 $36.86 $76,680
New York 98,340 11.51 1.06 $36.46 $75,840
Minnesota 29,720 11.25 1.04 $35.50 $73,830
Rhode Island 4,500 9.92 0.91 $35.43 $73,690





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 62,580 12.13 1.12 $38.38 $79,820
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 54,140 14.87 1.37 $33.62 $69,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 43,690 11.29 1.04 $31.19 $64,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 40,200 17.77 1.64 $30.83 $64,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 37,090 14.05 1.29 $33.03 $68,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 31,430 14.99 1.38 $34.23 $71,200
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 26,830 14.72 1.36 $32.31 $67,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 23,660 13.52 1.25 $37.28 $77,550
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 22,210 18.04 1.66 $33.60 $69,890
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 19,720 13.99 1.29 $34.65 $72,080