Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents

Sell or solicit advertising, including graphic art, advertising space in publications, custom made signs, or TV and radio advertising time. May obtain leases for outdoor advertising sites or persuade retailer to use sales promotion display items.

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
141,360 1.5 % $22.89 $47,610 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.34 $12.63 $18.11 $27.66 $42.10
Annual Wage (2) $19,430 $26,280 $37,670 $57,530 $87,560

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 47,990 $19.64 $40,850 1 42
Advertising and related services 36,520 $25.51 $53,050 2 11
Radio and television broadcasting 27,760 $23.31 $48,480 3 20
Specialized design services 2,720 $30.16 $62,730 4 4
Printing and related support activities 2,350 $28.19 $58,630 5 8

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Computer systems design and related services 1,940 $46.78 $97,310 6 1
Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers 560 $33.97 $70,670 17 2
Internet publishing and broadcasting 580 $31.29 $65,080 16 3
Specialized design services 2,720 $30.16 $62,730 4 4
ISPs and web search portals 740 $29.02 $60,370 13 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Montana 1,130 $14.42 $30,000 0.289% 279
New York 14,700 $28.33 $58,920 0.177% 149
North Dakota 540 $14.89 $30,980 0.173% 232
Vermont 440 $18.12 $37,700 0.150% 191
Nebraska 1,260 $17.49 $36,370 0.144% 205

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 530 $30.28 $62,980 0.089% 87
California 18,580 $30.10 $62,620 0.128% 137
Connecticut 2,170 $28.97 $60,260 0.132% 116
New York 14,700 $28.33 $58,920 0.177% 149
Michigan 4,600 $24.71 $51,400 0.106% 157

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 9,780 $31.25 $65,010 0.245%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 440 $33.05 $68,740 0.220%
Great Falls, MT MSA 70 $13.37 $27,820 0.220%
Rapid City, SD MSA 110 $15.27 $31,750 0.219%
Amarillo, TX MSA 200 $20.28 $42,180 0.211%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Danbury, CT PMSA 160 $36.61 $76,150 0.181%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA PMSA 80 $34.97 $72,730 0.088%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 440 $33.05 $68,740 0.220%
Naples, FL MSA 60 $31.79 $66,130 0.054%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 5,720 $31.69 $65,920 0.142%

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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