Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

11-2022 Sales Managers

Direct the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
314,180 0.8 % $44.15 $91,840 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.03 $26.39 $38.69 $55.59 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $39,580 $54,900 $80,470 $115,620 (5)

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
Automobile dealers 20,630 $51.18 $106,460 1 35
Management of companies and enterprises 18,540 $50.17 $104,350 2 40
Insurance carriers 8,120 $47.62 $99,050 3 63
Computer systems design and related services 7,920 $57.32 $119,230 4 11
Traveler accommodation 7,790 $25.58 $53,210 5 249

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Computer and peripheral equipment mfg. 1,140 $62.78 $130,590 77 1
Other information services 90 $60.63 $126,110 221 2
Cable and other subscription programming 630 $60.58 $126,010 116 3
Apparel and piece goods merchant wholesalers 920 $59.38 $123,500 89 4
Securities and commodity contracts brokerage 2,910 $59.17 $123,070 25 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
Georgia 14,700 $46.27 $96,240 0.388% 16
Illinois 21,540 $42.41 $88,210 0.374% 19
Delaware 1,430 $41.60 $86,520 0.355% 17
Arizona 7,730 $36.11 $75,110 0.342% 31
Massachusetts 10,760 $48.81 $101,520 0.339% 21

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 13,360 $60.87 $126,600 0.162% 11
Connecticut 4,290 $54.54 $113,450 0.262% 16
New Jersey 10,100 $54.05 $112,410 0.261% 18
Minnesota 6,430 $52.62 $109,450 0.247% 15
California 40,650 $50.71 $105,470 0.280% 19

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
Atlanta, GA MSA 10,620 $48.32 $100,490 0.500%
Nashua, NH PMSA 440 $48.03 $99,890 0.473%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 920 $65.34 $135,910 0.459%
San Jose, CA PMSA 3,940 $62.90 $130,830 0.449%
Chicago, IL PMSA 16,770 $44.43 $92,410 0.422%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 7,600 $65.98 $137,230 0.191%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 920 $65.34 $135,910 0.459%
San Jose, CA PMSA 3,940 $62.90 $130,830 0.449%
Dutchess County, NY PMSA 60 $62.11 $129,190 0.053%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 1,860 $61.57 $128,060 0.156%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

To see profiles of other occupations, select from the major groups below:

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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

All Management Occupations

2003 May National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2003 May State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2003 May Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2003 May National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2003 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: July 22, 2004

Recommend this page using: