Advertising sales agents

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2019 Workforce
126k
Average Age
43
Estimated Job Growth
−6.47%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$89,122
Average Male Salary
$99,373
Average Female Salary
$79,830

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 $89,122 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Advertising sales agents by wage are Purchasing managers, General & operations managers, and Atmospheric & space scientists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Advertising sales agents are Near North Side, Loop & Near South Side PUMA, IL, Upper East Side PUMA, NY, and Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Advertising sales agents are Near North Side, Loop & Near South Side PUMA, IL, Upper East Side PUMA, NY, and Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY.

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 Upper East Side PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Near North Side, Loop & Near South Side PUMA, IL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$89,122
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,439

In 2019, Advertising sales agents earned an average of $89,122, $33,598 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

General & operations managers make somewhat more than Advertising sales agents while Purchasing managers 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

0.441
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Advertising sales agents had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.441, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Advertising sales agents.

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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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Advertising sales agents, by average wage, are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals, Computer Systems Design, and Wired telecommunications carriers.

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Industries by Share

126k
2019 Workforce
± 8,696
−14.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11%

The number of people employed as Advertising sales agents has been declining at a rate of −14.5%, from 146,782 people in 2018 to 125,546 people in 2019.

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  44.3%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 23.2% and Periodical, book, & directory publishers with 10.3%.

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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 42.9 and of female Advertising sales agents is 43.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Advertising sales agents is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

59.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,997
65.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,299

52.5% 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. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

78.9% of Advertising sales agents are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.53% of Advertising sales agents, Black (Non-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

42.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.42
43.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.3

The median age of Advertising sales agents is 43, and Male employees are generally 0.262 years younger 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.

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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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Advertising Sales Agents from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Advertising Sales Agents are expected to see a growth of −6.47% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−6.47%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Advertising Sales Agents. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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