Advertising sales agents

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Total Workforce

158k

Average Age

40.6

Estimated Job Growth

-3.6%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$73,601

Average Male Salary

$80,506

Average Female Salary

$67,281

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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 Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$73,601

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,849

In 2017, Advertising sales agents earned an average of $73,601, $21,536 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Education administrators make somewhat more than Advertising sales agents while Miscellaneous plant & system operators 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

0.459

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Advertising sales agents had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.459, 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

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 Periodical, book, & directory publishers.

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Industries by Share

158k

2017 Workforce

± 9,768

-9.63%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.41%

The number of people employed as Advertising sales agents has been declining at a rate of -9.63%, from 175,333 people in 2016 to 158,456 people in 2017.

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  36.6%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 23.9% and Periodical, book, & directory publishers with 11.6%.

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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 42.2 and of female Advertising sales agents is 39.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Advertising sales agents is White.

Gender Composition

75.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,754

82.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,060

52.2% 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

83.3% of Advertising sales agents are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.62% of Advertising sales agents, Black 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

42.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.25

39.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.09

The median age of Advertising sales agents is 40.6, and Male employees are generally 3.04 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

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

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Advertising sales agents from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Advertising sales agents are expected to see a growth of -3.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-3.6%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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