Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
328,980 0.6 % $53.64 $111,570 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.91 $31.35 $46.53 $68.00 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $47,660 $65,210 $96,790 $141,430 (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
Management of Companies and Enterprises 25,080 $57.79 $120,200
Automobile Dealers 19,770 $56.41 $117,330
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 10,610 $64.26 $133,660
Department Stores 10,270 $29.57 $61,510
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 9,260 $64.89 $134,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,050 $77.68 $161,580
Other Investment Pools and Funds (8) $76.96 $160,080
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,990 $75.09 $156,190
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 1,180 $73.53 $152,950
Technical and Trade Schools 30 $72.70 $151,210


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 Employment per thousand workers
Connecticut 7,280 $55.87 $116,220 4.413
California 57,180 $55.73 $115,930 3.935
Georgia 14,050 $51.54 $107,200 3.611
New Jersey 13,420 $63.92 $132,950 3.486
Minnesota 8,910 $51.54 $107,210 3.391

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New York 16,250 $75.39 $156,800 1.915
Delaware 670 $64.63 $134,430 1.636
Massachusetts 9,030 $64.57 $134,300 2.850
New Jersey 13,420 $63.92 $132,950 3.486
Florida 15,010 $60.92 $126,710 2.040


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 Employment per thousand workers
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 2,650 $60.95 $126,770 6.332
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,860 $67.08 $139,540 5.466
Danbury, CT 340 $53.40 $111,070 4.943
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,990 $60.78 $126,420 4.880
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 4,790 $68.02 $141,480 4.877

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 13,450 $78.32 $162,900 2.655
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,240 $74.49 $154,930 1.828
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 200 $71.82 $149,390 2.699
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,290 $69.88 $145,350 3.137
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 4,790 $68.02 $141,480 4.877


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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 $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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