Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

41-9041 Telemarketers

Solicit donations or orders for goods or services over the telephone.


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)
234,520 2.6 % $12.41 $25,800 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.33 $9.15 $10.93 $14.07 $18.27
Annual Wage (2) $17,340 $19,040 $22,740 $29,270 $37,990


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)
Business Support Services 135,150 15.27 $11.47 $23,850
Employment Services 8,910 0.26 $12.11 $25,190
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 7,230 0.60 $12.20 $25,380
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 4,950 1.55 $14.95 $31,090
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 3,990 2.04 $12.32 $25,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 135,150 15.27 $11.47 $23,850
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 520 2.26 $14.24 $29,610
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 3,990 2.04 $12.32 $25,620
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 4,950 1.55 $14.95 $31,090
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,710 1.29 $11.21 $23,320

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 110 0.02 $27.34 $56,870
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $19.43 $40,400
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 680 0.23 $18.59 $38,660
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.08 $18.40 $38,270
Freight Transportation Arrangement (8) (8) $18.22 $37,890


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)
Florida 26,940 3.51 2.02 $12.18 $25,330
Texas 24,010 2.14 1.23 $12.22 $25,410
Ohio 18,460 3.55 2.05 $11.83 $24,600
California 16,380 1.08 0.62 $13.26 $27,580
Arizona 11,330 4.48 2.58 $11.62 $24,170



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)
Arizona 11,330 4.48 2.58 $11.62 $24,170
Utah 5,560 4.34 2.50 $12.31 $25,600
Nebraska 3,880 4.11 2.37 $10.55 $21,950
Maine 2,160 3.68 2.12 $11.50 $23,920
Ohio 18,460 3.55 2.05 $11.83 $24,600



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,650 1.00 0.58 $18.22 $37,890
Rhode Island 190 0.40 0.23 $17.13 $35,640
Louisiana (8) (8) (8) $15.94 $33,150
Massachusetts 3,690 1.11 0.64 $14.92 $31,020
New York 6,800 0.77 0.44 $14.33 $29,810




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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 9,500 5.20 3.00 $11.67 $24,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,070 3.16 1.82 $14.68 $30,540
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 6,750 6.25 3.60 $10.88 $22,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,320 1.31 0.76 $13.05 $27,140
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 4,860 5.32 3.06 $10.63 $22,110
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,380 1.17 0.67 $13.61 $28,320
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 4,100 3.09 1.78 $14.69 $30,560
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,980 3.37 1.94 $12.64 $26,290
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 3,820 17.51 10.09 $10.17 $21,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,690 2.02 1.17 $14.88 $30,950



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 3,820 17.51 10.09 $10.17 $21,150
Hot Springs, AR 580 16.29 9.39 $8.95 $18,610
Logan, UT-ID 640 12.42 7.15 $12.94 $26,920
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 550 11.58 6.67 $12.17 $25,320
Port St. Lucie, FL 990 7.75 4.47 $11.18 $23,260
Springfield, MO 1,340 6.87 3.96 $10.74 $22,340
Canton-Massillon, OH 1,070 6.45 3.72 $12.30 $25,580
Williamsport, PA 330 6.27 3.61 $9.41 $19,570
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 6,750 6.25 3.60 $10.88 $22,620
Akron, OH 2,000 6.24 3.60 $11.93 $24,800



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Haven, CT 570 2.05 1.18 $22.70 $47,210
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $18.59 $38,660
Prescott, AZ 110 1.87 1.08 $17.59 $36,590
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 210 1.74 1.00 $17.31 $36,000
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 560 1.43 0.83 $17.19 $35,760
Raleigh-Cary, NC 350 0.65 0.37 $17.13 $35,620
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 220 0.40 0.23 $16.78 $34,900
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 70 1.67 0.96 $16.69 $34,720
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 60 0.38 0.22 $16.57 $34,470
Gainesville, GA (8) (8) (8) $16.41 $34,140

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 950 4.42 2.55 $10.45 $21,740
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 470 2.10 1.21 $10.20 $21,210
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 450 3.23 1.86 $11.03 $22,950
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 450 3.35 1.93 $11.53 $23,980
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 440 6.43 3.70 $10.77 $22,400

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 440 6.43 3.70 $10.77 $22,400
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 950 4.42 2.55 $10.45 $21,740
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 450 3.35 1.93 $11.53 $23,980
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 450 3.23 1.86 $11.03 $22,950
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 350 3.09 1.78 $11.93 $24,820

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 0.26 $16.21 $33,710
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 0.17 $15.67 $32,600
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.84 0.49 $15.23 $31,670
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.89 0.51 $15.10 $31,400
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.95 $31,090


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015