Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing

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Total Workforce

1.32M

Average Age

45.5

Estimated Job Growth

5.19%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$83,082

Average Male Salary

$90,435

Average Female Salary

$63,929

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 $83,082 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing by wage are Operations research analysts, Budget analysts, and Medical & health services managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing are Washington & Ozaukee Counties PUMA, WI, Henderson City (West) PUMA, NV, and Franklin & Brentwood Cities PUMA, TN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing are Toa Baja & Dorado Municipios PUMA, PR, San Antonio City (Far North) & Timberwood Park PUMA, TX, and Carver & Scott (West) Counties PUMA, MN.

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 Danbury, Ridgefield, Bethel, Brookfield, New Fairfield, Redding & Sherman Towns PUMA, CT but are relatively concentrated in Toa Baja & Dorado Municipios PUMA, PR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$83,082

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,667

In 2017, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing earned an average of $83,082, $31,017 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Medical & health services managers make somewhat more than Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing while Operations research analysts 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

0.419

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.419, 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

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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, by average wage, are Software publishing, Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing, and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills .

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Industries by Share

1.32M

2017 Workforce

± 28,065

0.217%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.01%

The number of people employed as Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing has been growing at a rate of 0.217%, from 1,315,653 people in 2016 to 1,318,508 people in 2017.

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  8.19%, followed by Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers  with 7.2% and Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers with 5.74%.

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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 46.3 and of female Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing is 43.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing is White.

Gender Composition

953k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 23,887

366k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 14,830

72.3% 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

86.7% of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.7% 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

46.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.33

43.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.526

The median age of Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing is 45.5, and Male employees are generally 3.1 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing are expected to see a growth of 5.19% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

5.19%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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