Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents

Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or Internet establishments or public spaces.


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)
149,770 1.8 % $29.66 $61,690 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.98 $15.61 $23.31 $35.89 $54.98
Annual Wage (2) $22,840 $32,470 $48,490 $74,650 $114,350


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)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 60,960 12.71 $33.91 $70,530
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 38,580 9.62 $24.17 $50,270
Radio and Television Broadcasting 26,070 11.76 $27.88 $58,000
Other Information Services 6,160 2.65 $33.13 $68,900
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,670 0.29 $28.04 $58,330

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 60,960 12.71 $33.91 $70,530
Radio and Television Broadcasting 26,070 11.76 $27.88 $58,000
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 38,580 9.62 $24.17 $50,270
Other Information Services 6,160 2.65 $33.13 $68,900
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 640 1.03 $31.00 $64,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 350 0.05 $42.85 $89,120
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 100 0.08 $39.19 $81,520
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 740 0.04 $37.52 $78,030
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,780 0.45 $37.37 $77,730
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 140 0.05 $36.14 $75,180


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)
New York 24,400 2.72 2.50 $40.68 $84,600
California 18,520 1.19 1.10 $35.43 $73,700
Florida 12,510 1.58 1.45 $26.17 $54,440
Illinois 9,750 1.67 1.53 $28.66 $59,610
Texas 8,430 0.73 0.67 $24.74 $51,470



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 York 24,400 2.72 2.50 $40.68 $84,600
Illinois 9,750 1.67 1.53 $28.66 $59,610
Florida 12,510 1.58 1.45 $26.17 $54,440
South Dakota 570 1.39 1.28 $21.41 $44,520
Montana 610 1.36 1.25 $18.06 $37,570



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 24,400 2.72 2.50 $40.68 $84,600
California 18,520 1.19 1.10 $35.43 $73,700
New Hampshire 550 0.87 0.80 $35.41 $73,660
District of Columbia 640 0.95 0.87 $34.88 $72,550
Massachusetts 2,900 0.85 0.79 $34.70 $72,180




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 21,120 3.26 3.00 $42.63 $88,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,040 1.96 1.80 $35.60 $74,040
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,720 2.16 1.99 $29.58 $61,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,330 1.75 1.61 $37.88 $78,780
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,600 2.55 2.34 $43.10 $89,650
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,580 2.13 1.96 $24.49 $50,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,090 1.11 1.02 $30.71 $63,880
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,930 1.10 1.01 $36.70 $76,330
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.24 1.14 $42.17 $87,710
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.61 1.48 $25.27 $52,550