Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
14,248,470 0.2 % $18.59 $38,660 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.34 $9.17 $12.19 $21.17 $36.19
Annual Wage (2) $17,340 $19,070 $25,360 $44,020 $75,280


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 1,050,290 40.20 $11.71 $24,360
Other General Merchandise Stores 1,017,260 56.97 $11.61 $24,160
Clothing Stores 946,870 87.45 $11.84 $24,620
Department Stores 836,390 59.67 $10.93 $22,740
Gasoline Stations 688,460 78.52 $10.21 $21,240

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 185,780 91.70 $12.05 $25,060
Clothing Stores 946,870 87.45 $11.84 $24,620
Book Stores and News Dealers 71,920 81.07 $10.77 $22,400
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 119,020 80.76 $11.67 $24,280
Gasoline Stations 688,460 78.52 $10.21 $21,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 130,810 29.55 $64.68 $134,530
Other Financial Investment Activities 48,350 11.36 $56.08 $116,640
Coal Mining 80 0.10 $46.17 $96,040
Scientific Research and Development Services 9,170 1.44 $45.66 $94,960
Other Investment Pools and Funds 1,060 14.36 $45.28 $94,190


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 1,574,030 104.10 0.99 $19.87 $41,320
Texas 1,214,690 108.18 1.03 $19.16 $39,850
Florida 1,012,560 132.10 1.25 $17.43 $36,260
New York 909,540 103.23 0.98 $24.05 $50,020
Illinois 598,730 103.84 0.98 $19.74 $41,060



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 1,012,560 132.10 1.25 $17.43 $36,260
New Hampshire 80,330 128.12 1.22 $19.31 $40,160
Alabama 214,030 115.22 1.09 $15.70 $32,660
South Dakota 47,000 114.85 1.09 $16.68 $34,680
Arizona 288,710 114.25 1.08 $17.28 $35,950



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 909,540 103.23 0.98 $24.05 $50,020
Massachusetts 324,060 97.54 0.93 $21.88 $45,510
Connecticut 166,160 100.92 0.96 $21.24 $44,190
New Jersey 409,770 105.90 1.00 $20.67 $43,000
District of Columbia 26,090 38.68 0.37 $20.62 $42,890




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 569,810 105.69 1.00 $27.84 $57,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 423,720 104.45 0.99 $19.58 $40,730
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 399,420 106.46 1.01 $21.10 $43,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 301,900 106.18 1.01 $21.63 $45,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 265,740 111.28 1.06 $20.01 $41,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 254,350 113.62 1.08 $21.57 $44,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 216,040 118.33 1.12 $18.12 $37,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 204,390 85.94 0.82 $20.20 $42,020
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 196,690 105.64 1.00 $21.85 $45,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 184,160 100.93 0.96 $21.01 $43,700