Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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.

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)
144,690 1.7 % $23.76 $49,420 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.72 $13.34 $19.37 $28.79 $43.14
Annual Wage (2) $20,210 $27,740 $40,300 $59,880 $89,720

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 48,220 $20.30 $42,210
Advertising and related services 43,470 $26.08 $54,240
Radio and television broadcasting 29,880 $23.76 $49,410
Printing and related support activities 2,000 $28.84 $59,990
Specialized design services 1,760 $29.95 $62,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Computer systems design and related services (7) $57.71 $120,040
Securities and commodity contracts brokerage 140 $50.19 $104,400
Independent artists, writers, and performers 40 $35.09 $72,990
Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers 880 $33.47 $69,620
Activities related to real estate 190 $30.95 $64,370

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
New York 17,800 $27.03 $56,220 0.216%
Vermont 540 $18.12 $37,690 0.184%
Idaho 870 $20.01 $41,630 0.151%
North Dakota 470 $16.25 $33,810 0.148%
South Dakota 540 $15.47 $32,170 0.147%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
California 17,580 $31.06 $64,610 0.121%
Connecticut 1,820 $28.80 $59,900 0.111%
New York 17,800 $27.03 $56,220 0.216%
District of Columbia 610 $26.85 $55,840 0.101%
Michigan 4,120 $26.40 $54,900 0.096%

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 12,910 $28.98 $60,280 0.324%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 2,410 $48.46 $100,800 0.253%
Casper, WY MSA 80 $11.30 $23,510 0.231%
Abilene, TX MSA 120 $20.42 $42,470 0.213%
Dothan, AL MSA 140 $14.21 $29,570 0.211%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Francisco, CA PMSA 2,410 $48.46 $100,800 0.253%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 380 $36.13 $75,160 0.190%
Dallas, TX PMSA 2,130 $34.61 $71,980 0.113%
Naples, FL MSA 110 $33.89 $70,500 0.094%
Lubbock, TX MSA 130 $33.08 $68,810 0.111%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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