Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents

Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or Internet establishments or public spaces.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
145,160 1.6 % $26.45 $55,020 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.95 $15.07 $21.80 $32.71 $46.18
Annual Wage (2) $22,780 $31,350 $45,350 $68,040 $96,040


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 51,800 12.68 $29.66 $61,690
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 45,830 9.09 $22.43 $46,660
Radio and Television Broadcasting 25,710 12.08 $25.95 $53,970
Motion Picture and Video Industries 3,840 1.08 $30.76 $63,980
Other Information Services 2,820 2.05 $33.00 $68,640

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 51,800 12.68 $29.66 $61,690
Radio and Television Broadcasting 25,710 12.08 $25.95 $53,970
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 45,830 9.09 $22.43 $46,660
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,640 2.07 $29.03 $60,380
Other Information Services 2,820 2.05 $33.00 $68,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 2,820 2.05 $33.00 $68,640
Printing and Related Support Activities 830 0.17 $32.84 $68,310
Specialized Design Services 720 0.63 $32.05 $66,660
Motion Picture and Video Industries 3,840 1.08 $30.76 $63,980
Software Publishers 250 0.10 $30.39 $63,200


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 24,170 2.90 2.54 $32.63 $67,870
California 13,240 0.95 0.83 $29.71 $61,800
Florida 9,790 1.38 1.21 $22.44 $46,680
Texas 8,600 0.85 0.75 $24.95 $51,890
Illinois 7,280 1.32 1.15 $31.75 $66,030




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 24,170 2.90 2.54 $32.63 $67,870
Montana 700 1.66 1.45 $18.30 $38,070
South Dakota 600 1.56 1.36 $18.76 $39,030
Georgia 5,760 1.54 1.35 $24.03 $49,970
North Dakota 530 1.50 1.31 $20.72 $43,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,420 0.89 0.78 $35.49 $73,820
Arizona 2,050 0.87 0.76 $33.13 $68,920
New York 24,170 2.90 2.54 $32.63 $67,870
Illinois 7,280 1.32 1.15 $31.75 $66,030
Maryland 1,760 0.72 0.63 $31.04 $64,570

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 20,550 4.13 3.61 $34.06 $70,850
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,160 1.46 1.28 $34.63 $72,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,390 1.99 1.75 $26.38 $54,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,260 1.12 0.98 $31.06 $64,600
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,550 1.41 1.24 $28.96 $60,230
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,540 1.27 1.11 $26.93 $56,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,390 1.44 1.26 $30.46 $63,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,980 1.18 1.03 $25.25 $52,530
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,950 2.05 1.80 $33.29 $69,240
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,840 1.36 1.19 $28.66 $59,620




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 20,550 4.13 3.61 $34.06 $70,850
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 180 3.78 3.31 $17.70 $36,810
Rapid City, SD 140 2.45 2.15 $19.07 $39,670
Santa Fe, NM 150 2.45 2.14 $23.00 $47,850
Peoria, IL 380 2.31 2.02 $17.27 $35,910
Williamsport, PA 110 2.25 1.97 $29.17 $60,670
Great Falls, MT 80 2.24 1.96 $18.78 $39,070
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 420 2.19 1.92 $21.14 $43,980
Bend, OR 120 2.06 1.81 $24.57 $51,110
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,950 2.05 1.80 $33.29 $69,240




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 620 1.52 1.33 $48.74 $101,380
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 350 1.10 0.96 $41.64 $86,620
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 230 0.81 0.71 $37.42 $77,830
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 490 0.51 0.45 $36.04 $74,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,500 0.89 0.78 $35.51 $73,860
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,010 0.81 0.71 $35.12 $73,060
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 190 0.86 0.76 $34.79 $72,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,650 0.66 0.58 $34.64 $72,040
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,160 1.46 1.28 $34.63 $72,030
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 20,550 4.13 3.61 $34.06 $70,850

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 480 4.21 3.69 $17.76 $36,940
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 360 1.94 1.70 $24.82 $51,630
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 280 1.98 1.74 $19.22 $39,980
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 270 0.73 0.64 $18.74 $38,970
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 250 0.93 0.81 $16.16 $33,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 480 4.21 3.69 $17.76 $36,940
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 110 2.80 2.45 $11.82 $24,580
East Central North Dakota 100 2.53 2.21 $13.88 $28,870
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 2.22 1.95 $28.75 $59,800
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 280 1.98 1.74 $19.22 $39,980

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 0.95 0.83 $29.28 $60,890
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 2.22 1.95 $28.75 $59,800
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 110 0.88 0.77 $26.80 $55,750
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.32 $54,740
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 120 0.82 0.72 $25.51 $53,070


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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