Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
148,770 1.7 % $27.62 $57,440 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.69 $14.81 $22.03 $34.00 $51.06
Annual Wage (2) $22,240 $30,810 $45,830 $70,720 $106,200


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 56,090 12.63 $30.25 $62,910
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 43,440 9.90 $23.16 $48,180
Radio and Television Broadcasting 27,860 12.99 $27.64 $57,490
Other Information Services 5,500 2.92 $32.66 $67,930
Motion Picture and Video Industries 3,020 0.80 $36.50 $75,930

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 27,860 12.99 $27.64 $57,490
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 56,090 12.63 $30.25 $62,910
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 43,440 9.90 $23.16 $48,180
Other Information Services 5,500 2.92 $32.66 $67,930
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 850 1.17 $30.95 $64,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 700 0.04 $38.14 $79,330
Motion Picture and Video Industries 3,020 0.80 $36.50 $75,930
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 140 0.14 $32.86 $68,350
Other Information Services 5,500 2.92 $32.66 $67,930
Scheduled Air Transportation (8) (8) $32.56 $67,730


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 22,070 2.56 2.28 $36.76 $76,470
California 16,800 1.14 1.02 $31.47 $65,470
Florida 12,500 1.68 1.50 $22.80 $47,420
Illinois 10,690 1.87 1.67 $28.18 $58,610
Texas 8,100 0.74 0.66 $24.83 $51,640




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 22,070 2.56 2.28 $36.76 $76,470
Illinois 10,690 1.87 1.67 $28.18 $58,610
Florida 12,500 1.68 1.50 $22.80 $47,420
Georgia 5,830 1.50 1.34 $27.53 $57,270
South Dakota 570 1.41 1.25 $22.07 $45,910




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 22,070 2.56 2.28 $36.76 $76,470
Connecticut 1,640 1.00 0.90 $33.69 $70,080
New Jersey 2,030 0.53 0.47 $32.80 $68,220
Massachusetts 2,800 0.86 0.77 $32.01 $66,580
California 16,800 1.14 1.02 $31.47 $65,470





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 18,130 3.46 3.08 $38.87 $80,840
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,090 2.19 1.95 $30.41 $63,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,870 1.48 1.32 $35.70 $74,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,660 2.02 1.80 $29.26 $60,860
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,290 1.79 1.59 $26.42 $54,940
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,790 2.66 2.37 $34.82 $72,420
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,200 2.15 1.92 $25.51 $53,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,160 1.21 1.08 $29.80 $61,980
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,090 1.82 1.62 $23.58 $49,040
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,980 1.13 1.01 $34.74 $72,260