Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
14,462,120 0.2 % $18.90 $39,320 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.50 $9.30 $12.34 $21.52 $36.70
Annual Wage (2) $17,680 $19,350 $25,660 $44,760 $76,340


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 1,084,640 40.59 $11.81 $24,560
Other General Merchandise Stores 1,039,270 56.60 $11.97 $24,910
Clothing Stores 916,450 87.41 $12.15 $25,270
Department Stores 864,720 62.09 $11.13 $23,160
Gasoline Stations 703,180 78.40 $10.47 $21,780

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 195,770 92.65 $12.32 $25,630
Clothing Stores 916,450 87.41 $12.15 $25,270
Book Stores and News Dealers 70,980 79.82 $11.05 $22,980
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 120,970 79.80 $11.88 $24,720
Gasoline Stations 703,180 78.40 $10.47 $21,780

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 126,410 28.31 $65.90 $137,070
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 890 17.95 $60.53 $125,900
Other Financial Investment Activities 47,150 10.69 $54.07 $112,460
Coal Mining 80 0.11 $50.73 $105,530
Other Investment Pools and Funds 1,050 14.46 $48.11 $100,070


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 1,585,010 102.28 0.98 $20.15 $41,900
Texas 1,243,280 107.43 1.02 $19.61 $40,790
Florida 1,035,070 130.60 1.25 $17.94 $37,310
New York 932,530 103.79 0.99 $23.81 $49,520
Illinois 593,750 101.45 0.97 $19.89 $41,370



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 84,070 132.32 1.26 $20.53 $42,710
Florida 1,035,070 130.60 1.25 $17.94 $37,310
Alabama 217,860 115.68 1.10 $15.78 $32,830
South Dakota 47,690 115.39 1.10 $17.40 $36,200
Montana 50,730 113.44 1.08 $16.09 $33,470



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 932,530 103.79 0.99 $23.81 $49,520
Massachusetts 325,760 95.90 0.91 $22.15 $46,060
Connecticut 164,750 99.28 0.95 $21.33 $44,360
New Jersey 413,110 105.74 1.01 $20.94 $43,560
District of Columbia 26,930 39.83 0.38 $20.66 $42,970




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 693,400 107.02 1.02 $26.05 $54,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 424,650 103.48 0.99 $19.51 $40,580
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 372,030 104.17 0.99 $21.42 $44,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 305,960 104.42 1.00 $21.60 $44,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 278,490 112.28 1.07 $19.86 $41,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 262,520 112.68 1.07 $22.40 $46,600
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 217,360 115.87 1.10 $18.20 $37,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 207,900 86.00 0.82 $20.35 $42,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 189,190 100.61 0.96 $22.15 $46,070
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 167,150 109.69 1.05 $21.67 $45,060