Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing

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Total Workforce

1.31M

Average Age

45.1

Average Salary

$82,662

Average Male Salary

$89,452

Average Female Salary

$65,854

About

Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing are most often employed by the Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers industry. The average yearly wage for Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing was $82,662 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing by wage are Advertising & promotions managers, Detectives & criminal investigators, and Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing are South of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX, Minneapolis City (Southwest) PUMA, MN, and Miami City (East) & Key Biscayne Village PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing are South of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX, Houston City (Far Northeast) PUMA, TX, and Miami City (East) & Key Biscayne Village PUMA, FL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing and on wages and locations for those in the field. Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers is the industry that employs the most Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, by average wage, is Software publishing. Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing are paid most in Strafford, Rockingham (Northern) & Carroll (Southeastern) Counties PUMA, NH but are relatively concentrated in South of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$82,662

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,646

In 2018, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing earned an average of $82,662, $28,773 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists make somewhat more than Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing while Advertising & promotions managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.414

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.414, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, by number of employees, are Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers, Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers , and Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers.

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Industries by Share

1.31M

2018 Workforce

± 27,982

-0.612%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.03%

The number of people employed as Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing has been declining at a rate of -0.612%, from 1,318,508 people in 2017 to 1,310,439 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing employed by various industries. Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers employs the largest share of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing at  7.68%, followed by Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers  with 6.81% and Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers with 5.12%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing in the US. The average age of male Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing in the workforce is 46 and of female Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing is 43, and the most common race/ethnicity for Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing is White.

Gender Composition

933k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 23,645

377k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 15,057

71.2% of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

86.8% of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.52% of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing.

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Age by Gender

46

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.346

43

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.513

The median age of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing is 45.1, and Male employees are generally 2.97 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing is Business but a relatively high number of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Persuasion, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Negotiation, and Persuasion.

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