Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2005

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)
317,970 0.7 % $47.36 $98,510 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.50 $28.45 $42.11 $61.45 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $42,640 $59,180 $87,580 $127,820 (5)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Automobile dealers 21,980 $51.45 $107,020
Management of companies and enterprises 21,190 $50.14 $104,290
Electronic markets and agents and brokers 9,740 $55.13 $114,660
Machinery and supply merchant wholesalers 8,400 $47.52 $98,850
Computer systems design and related services 7,970 $60.32 $125,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Pipeline transportation of natural gas 30 $66.06 $137,410
Other financial investment activities 1,340 $64.13 $133,390
Securities and commodity contracts brokerage 3,210 $62.97 $130,980
Accessories and other apparel manufacturing 50 $62.76 $130,530
Computer and peripheral equipment mfg. 1,280 $62.52 $130,040

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Georgia 17,960 $46.78 $97,300 0.460%
North Carolina 13,170 $44.41 $92,380 0.346%
Massachusetts 10,710 $53.02 $110,290 0.341%
California 48,770 $52.86 $109,950 0.331%
Arizona 7,920 $39.53 $82,230 0.325%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York 13,430 $64.56 $134,280 0.161%
New Jersey 11,690 $55.55 $115,540 0.298%
Connecticut 4,790 $54.45 $113,250 0.291%
Washington 5,070 $54.36 $113,080 0.191%
Massachusetts 10,710 $53.02 $110,290 0.341%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 13,780 $48.80 $101,500 0.608%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,580 $66.24 $137,770 0.529%
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 750 $56.01 $116,500 0.484%
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 220 $55.00 $114,400 0.475%
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 390 $30.55 $63,540 0.469%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 50 $67.43 $140,240 0.062%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,630 $66.51 $138,340 0.134%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,580 $66.24 $137,770 0.529%
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,150 $66.09 $137,470 0.227%
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,580 $62.33 $129,650 0.375%

About May 2005 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.

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

Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2005 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2005 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2005 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 24, 2006

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