Sales managers

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2019 Workforce
523k
Average Age
45
Estimated Job Growth
3.55%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$121,926
Average Male Salary
$135,163
Average Female Salary
$95,314

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Sales managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Sales managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Sales managers, by average wage, is Hardware stores. Sales managers are paid most in Norwalk, Westport & Darien Towns PUMA, CT but are relatively concentrated in Noblesville City & Fishers Town (East) PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$121,926
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,470

In 2019, Sales managers earned an average of $121,926, $66,402 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists make somewhat more than Sales managers while Computer & information systems managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Sales managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.38
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Sales managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.38, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Sales managers (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 Sales managers.

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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 Sales managers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Sales managers, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Traveler accommodation, and Construction.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Sales managers, by average wage, are Hardware stores, Petroleum refining, and Sound recording industries.

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Industries by Share

523k
2019 Workforce
± 17,727
17%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.27%

The number of people employed as Sales managers has been growing at a rate of 17%, from 447,063 people in 2018 to 523,144 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Sales managers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Sales managers at  7.48%, followed by Traveler accommodation with 3.53% and Construction with 3.48%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Sales managers in the US. The average age of male Sales managers in the workforce is 45.8 and of female Sales managers is 43.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Sales managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

349k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 14,495
174k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 10,229

66.8% of Sales managers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Sales managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Sales managers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

78.9% of Sales managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.67% of Sales managers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Sales managers.

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Age by Gender

45.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.482
43.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.689

The median age of Sales managers is 45, and Male employees are generally 2.51 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Sales Managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Sales Managers are expected to see a growth of 3.55% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

3.55%
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 Sales Managers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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