Advertising sales agents

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Total Workforce

147k

Average Age

41

Average Salary

$78,868

Average Male Salary

$86,796

Average Female Salary

$72,563

About

Advertising sales agents are most often employed by the Advertising, public relations & related services industry. The average yearly wage for Advertising sales agents was $78,868 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Advertising sales agents by wage are Accountants & auditors, Commercial and industrial designers, and Compliance officers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Advertising sales agents are Upper East Side PUMA, NY, Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY, and Lake View & Lincoln Park PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Advertising sales agents are Upper East Side PUMA, NY, Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY, and Burlington County (West Central) PUMA, NJ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Advertising sales agents and on wages and locations for those in the field. Advertising, public relations & related services is the industry that employs the most Advertising sales agents, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Advertising sales agents, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Advertising sales agents are paid most in Outer Cape Cod Towns PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in Upper East Side PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$78,868

AVERAGE SALARY

± $5,731

In 2018, Advertising sales agents earned an average of $78,868, $24,980 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Commercial and industrial designers make somewhat more than Advertising sales agents while Accountants & auditors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Advertising sales agents as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.476

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Advertising sales agents had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.476, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Advertising sales agents (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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Advertising sales agents, by number of employees, are Advertising, public relations & related services, Broadcasting (except internet), and Periodical, book, & directory publishers.

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Industries by Share

147k

2018 Workforce

± 9,402

-7.37%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.6%

The number of people employed as Advertising sales agents has been declining at a rate of -7.37%, from 158,456 people in 2017 to 146,782 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Advertising sales agents employed by various industries. Advertising, public relations & related services employs the largest share of Advertising sales agents at  37.4%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 21.4% and Periodical, book, & directory publishers with 12.3%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Advertising sales agents in the US. The average age of male Advertising sales agents in the workforce is 41.3 and of female Advertising sales agents is 40.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Advertising sales agents is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

65k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,259

81.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,018

55.7% of Advertising sales agents are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Advertising sales agents.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Advertising sales agents

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

77.2% of Advertising sales agents are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.94% of Advertising sales agents, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Advertising sales agents.

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Age by Gender

41.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.35

40.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.16

The median age of Advertising sales agents is 41, and Male employees are generally 0.534 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Advertising sales agents from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Advertising sales agents is Business but a relatively high number of Advertising sales agents hold a major in Communications.

Majors

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Skills

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

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