Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of post-secondary education. Excludes "Sales Engineers" (41-9031).


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)
335,540 1.8 % $41.71 $86,750 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.00 $25.14 $36.13 $52.03 $71.64
Annual Wage (2) $37,430 $52,280 $75,140 $108,210 $149,010


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 54,600 6.22 $47.00 $97,750
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 52,330 8.52 $42.16 $87,690
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 28,660 14.92 $41.68 $86,700
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 28,160 1.59 $44.19 $91,920
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 17,250 5.39 $38.40 $79,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 28,660 14.92 $41.68 $86,700
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 52,330 8.52 $42.16 $87,690
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 54,600 6.22 $47.00 $97,750
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 7,520 5.86 $40.63 $84,520
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 17,250 5.39 $38.40 $79,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 190 0.10 $50.77 $105,610
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 180 0.06 $49.10 $102,120
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 450 0.07 $49.04 $101,990
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,100 0.65 $48.69 $101,270
Support Activities for Air Transportation 200 0.11 $48.14 $100,130


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 46,740 3.09 1.24 $43.77 $91,040
Texas 33,610 2.99 1.21 $40.85 $84,960
Ohio 21,720 4.18 1.68 $39.14 $81,400
Illinois 21,190 3.67 1.48 $36.62 $76,170
Florida 19,290 2.52 1.01 $36.85 $76,650



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 3,120 4.97 2.00 $44.68 $92,930
Massachusetts 14,680 4.42 1.78 $46.05 $95,790
Ohio 21,720 4.18 1.68 $39.14 $81,400
South Dakota 1,560 3.82 1.54 $40.70 $84,660
Illinois 21,190 3.67 1.48 $36.62 $76,170



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 390 1.38 0.55 $57.90 $120,430
New Jersey 8,490 2.19 0.88 $52.37 $108,930
Delaware 1,290 3.05 1.23 $52.11 $108,380
Virginia 8,520 2.33 0.94 $49.40 $102,740
Kansas 3,420 2.51 1.01 $48.42 $100,720




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 14,060 3.75 1.51 $36.30 $75,500
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 12,760 4.49 1.81 $45.99 $95,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,890 2.68 1.08 $40.43 $84,090
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 8,930 4.98 2.00 $46.95 $97,660
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,260 3.69 1.49 $35.52 $73,880
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 8,130 5.48 2.21 $39.33 $81,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7,900 3.31 1.33 $38.88 $80,880
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,700 1.43 0.58 $49.43 $102,810
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,560 6.74 2.71 $54.47 $113,300
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 6,030 3.30 1.33 $44.41 $92,380