Telemarketers

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2019 Workforce
44k
Average Age
35.8
Estimated Job Growth
−14.2%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$24,100
Average Male Salary
$26,971
Average Female Salary
$22,483

About

Telemarketers are most often employed by the Business support services industry. The average yearly wage for Telemarketers was $24,100 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Telemarketers by wage are Packers & packagers, hand, Stockers and order fillers, and Helpersproduction workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Telemarketers are San Diego City (Central/Centre City & Balboa Park) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Telemarketers are San Diego City (Central/Centre City & Balboa Park) PUMA, CA.

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 San Diego City (Central/Centre City & Balboa Park) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in San Diego City (Central/Centre City & Balboa Park) PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$24,100
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,452

In 2019, Telemarketers earned an average of $24,100, $31,424 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Stockers and order fillers make somewhat more than Telemarketers while Packers & packagers, hand 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

0.402
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Telemarketers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.402, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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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, Construction, and Computer Systems Design.

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Industries by Share

44k
2019 Workforce
± 5,147
−16.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 19%

The number of people employed as Telemarketers has been declining at a rate of −16.7%, from 52,762 people in 2018 to 43,964 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Telemarketers employed by various industries. Business support services employs the largest share of Telemarketers at  45%, followed by Other direct selling establishments with 10.2% and Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services with 3.47%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Telemarketers in the US. The average age of male Telemarketers in the workforce is 35.5 and of female Telemarketers is 36.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Telemarketers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

15.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,089
28.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,117

64% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

51.8% of Telemarketers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 27.9% of Telemarketers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

35.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.76
36.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.14

The median age of Telemarketers is 35.8, and Male employees are generally 0.59 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Telemarketers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Telemarketers are expected to see a growth of −14.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−14.2%
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 Telemarketers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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