Telemarketers

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Total Workforce

52.8k

Average Age

36.8

Average Salary

$26,479

Average Male Salary

$33,120

Average Female Salary

$22,844

About

Telemarketers are most often employed by the Business support services industry. The average yearly wage for Telemarketers was $26,479 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Telemarketers by wage are Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Nursing assistants, and Bartenders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Telemarketers are San Diego City (Central/Centre City & Balboa Park) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Telemarketers are San Diego City (Central/Centre City & Balboa Park) PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Telemarketers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Business support services is the industry that employs the most Telemarketers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Telemarketers, by average wage, is Electronic shopping and mail-order houses. Telemarketers are paid most in San Diego City (Central/Centre City & Balboa Park) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in San Diego City (Central/Centre City & Balboa Park) PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,479

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,130

In 2018, Telemarketers earned an average of $26,479, $27,409 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service make somewhat more than Telemarketers while Nursing assistants make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Telemarketers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.402

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Telemarketers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.402, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Telemarketers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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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 Telemarketers.

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Industries by Share

52.8k

2018 Workforce

± 5,638

-3.9%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 15.6%

The number of people employed as Telemarketers has been declining at a rate of -3.9%, from 54,904 people in 2017 to 52,762 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Telemarketers employed by various industries. Business support services employs the largest share of Telemarketers at  44.2%, followed by Other direct selling establishments with 12.7% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 3.34%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Telemarketers in the US. The average age of male Telemarketers in the workforce is 37.8 and of female Telemarketers is 36.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Telemarketers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

18.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,354

34.1k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,533

64.6% of Telemarketers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Telemarketers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Telemarketers

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

54% of Telemarketers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 24.4% of Telemarketers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Telemarketers.

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Age by Gender

37.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.06

36.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.92

The median age of Telemarketers is 36.8, and Male employees are generally 1.57 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Telemarketers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Telemarketers is Business but a relatively high number of Telemarketers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Telemarketers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Telemarketers need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Active Listening, and Persuasion. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Telemarketers need more than the average amount of Persuasion, Service Orientation, and Speaking.

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