|Quick Facts: Advertising Sales Agents|
$52,340 per year
$25.16 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|3% (Slower than average)|
Advertising sales agents sell advertising space to businesses and individuals.
Advertising sales agents work under pressure to meet sales quotas. They work in a range of industries, including advertising agencies, radio, television, and Internet publishing.
Although a high school diploma is typically enough for an entry-level advertising sales position, some employers prefer applicants who have a bachelor’s degree. Sales and communication skills are essential.
The median annual wage for advertising sales agents was $52,340 in May 2021.
Employment of advertising sales agents is projected to grow 3 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations.
Despite limited employment growth, about 14,800 openings for advertising sales agents are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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