Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sales and Related Occupations

SOC major groups



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. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

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Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 13,507,840 $10.51 $15.49 $32,210 0.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,087,830 $15.73 $18.01 $37,470 0.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 307,610 $28.51 $34.33 $71,420 0.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,438,070 $7.81 $8.29 $17,250 0.2 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 28,830 $9.87 $10.04 $20,890 0.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 444,850 $8.79 $10.47 $21,770 0.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 236,710 $12.32 $13.58 $28,240 0.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,130,470 $8.98 $11.03 $22,930 0.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 144,690 $19.37 $23.76 $49,420 1.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 285,390 $20.06 $26.77 $55,680 0.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 240,500 $33.27 $43.77 $91,040 2.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 90,500 $13.29 $14.25 $29,650 0.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 352,050 $22.60 $25.93 $53,940 0.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 378,080 $28.17 $32.37 $67,330 0.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,385,630 $21.83 $25.91 $53,900 0.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 93,240 $9.95 $12.00 $24,960 1.2 %
41-9012 Models 1,410 $10.50 $13.21 $27,480 5.4 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 40,050 $28.23 $37.43 $77,850 3.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 126,470 $17.15 $23.05 $47,950 1.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 71,690 $33.95 $36.42 $75,740 0.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 410,360 $9.82 $11.29 $23,490 0.7 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 15,200 $10.85 $13.36 $27,790 2.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 198,230 $15.09 $18.44 $38,350 2.0 %

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

(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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2004 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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