Telemarketers

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Total Workforce

54.9k

Average Age

35.4

Estimated Job Growth

0%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$26,693

Average Male Salary

$31,343

Average Female Salary

$23,917

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 Wired telecommunications carriers. Telemarketers are paid most in Mesa City (East) PUMA, AZ but are relatively concentrated in Thousand Oaks City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,693

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,500

In 2017, Telemarketers earned an average of $26,693, $25,372 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders make somewhat more than Telemarketers while Janitors & building cleaners 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

0.434

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Telemarketers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.434, 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Telemarketers.

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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

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Telemarketers, by average wage, are Wired telecommunications carriers, Real estate, and Computer Systems Design.

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Industries by Share

54.9k

2017 Workforce

± 5,752

-229%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 18.1%

The number of people employed as Telemarketers has been declining at a rate of -229%, from 71,201 people in 2016 to 54,904 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Telemarketers employed by various industries. Business support services employs the largest share of Telemarketers at  46.6%, followed by Other direct selling establishments with 8.64% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 4.78%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Telemarketers in the US. The average age of male Telemarketers in the workforce is 33.5 and of female Telemarketers is 36.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Telemarketers is White.

Gender Composition

20.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,517

34.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,552

62.6% 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

73% of Telemarketers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.9% of Telemarketers, Black 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

33.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.57

36.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.99

The median age of Telemarketers is 35.4, and Male employees are generally 3.05 years younger 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 English.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Telemarketers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Telemarketers are expected to see a growth of 0% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

0%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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