Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

41-9041 Telemarketers

Solicit donations or orders for goods or services over the telephone.


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)
288,760 1.8 % $12.24 $25,470 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.92 $8.84 $10.73 $14.10 $18.51
Annual Wage (2) $16,480 $18,380 $22,310 $29,330 $38,500


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)
Business Support Services 148,670 17.97 $11.03 $22,940
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 8,930 0.90 $13.45 $27,970
Employment Services 8,700 0.33 $12.14 $25,240
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 8,630 1.71 $13.05 $27,150
Depository Credit Intermediation 7,780 0.45 $14.83 $30,840

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 148,670 17.97 $11.03 $22,940
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 6,740 2.76 $13.60 $28,280
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 5,100 2.74 $11.38 $23,670
Grantmaking and Giving Services 2,140 1.73 $10.98 $22,840
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 8,630 1.71 $13.05 $27,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.12 $24.50 $50,970
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 70 0.04 $21.55 $44,820
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 330 0.11 $19.82 $41,230
Other Information Services (8) (8) $19.73 $41,040
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 70 0.01 $19.42 $40,400


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)
Florida 26,420 3.72 1.64 $11.29 $23,490
California 23,750 1.70 0.75 $14.21 $29,560
Texas 22,090 2.19 0.96 $12.40 $25,800
Ohio 20,700 4.21 1.85 $11.13 $23,150
New York 14,020 1.68 0.74 $13.19 $27,430




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)
West Virginia 4,830 7.02 3.09 $10.92 $22,710
Utah 7,220 6.29 2.77 $11.81 $24,570
Nebraska 4,350 4.82 2.12 $11.02 $22,930
Arizona 10,680 4.51 1.99 $12.67 $26,360
Ohio 20,700 4.21 1.85 $11.13 $23,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 100 0.34 0.15 $16.68 $34,690
Massachusetts 4,880 1.57 0.69 $16.08 $33,440
New Hampshire 1,010 1.68 0.74 $16.01 $33,310
Connecticut 3,080 1.93 0.85 $15.35 $31,930
Georgia 5,830 1.56 0.69 $14.91 $31,000

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,310 2.18 0.96 $13.34 $27,740
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,850 4.66 2.05 $13.15 $27,340
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,840 1.57 0.69 $14.73 $30,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,220 3.11 1.37 $13.27 $27,600
St. Louis, MO-IL 5,610 4.46 1.96 $12.69 $26,390
Denver-Aurora, CO 5,360 4.53 1.99 $13.02 $27,080
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,270 1.49 0.66 $13.71 $28,510
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 4,960 4.54 2.00 $11.68 $24,290
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 4,840 5.05 2.22 $11.80 $24,550
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 4,280 6.23 2.74 $10.69 $22,240




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)
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 890 18.85 8.30 $10.28 $21,370
Pueblo, CO 850 15.53 6.84 $9.85 $20,480
Cedar Rapids, IA 1,520 11.16 4.91 $10.02 $20,850
Springfield, MO 2,020 11.13 4.90 $9.84 $20,460
Green Bay, WI 1,780 10.95 4.82 $11.90 $24,750
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 1,190 9.61 4.23 $8.96 $18,630
Canton-Massillon, OH 1,500 9.56 4.21 $8.89 $18,500
Medford, OR 690 9.37 4.13 $11.11 $23,120
Coeur d'Alene, ID 480 9.36 4.12 $10.31 $21,440
Provo-Orem, UT 1,450 8.62 3.80 $11.19 $23,270




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)
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 220 1.73 0.76 $23.03 $47,910
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (8) (8) (8) $21.18 $44,050
Wausau, WI (8) (8) (8) $20.83 $43,330
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS (8) (8) (8) $19.55 $40,660
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 350 2.28 1.00 $19.19 $39,920
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $19.05 $39,620
Barnstable Town, MA 100 1.08 0.47 $18.77 $39,040
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $18.61 $38,710
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 130 0.99 0.43 $18.34 $38,150
Chico, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.18 $35,740

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)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 790 5.86 2.58 $10.30 $21,420
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 760 4.14 1.82 $10.71 $22,290
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 640 2.48 1.09 $16.11 $33,510
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 550 5.06 2.23 $9.79 $20,370
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 540 2.92 1.29 $10.10 $21,010

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)
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 400 7.57 3.33 $10.17 $21,150
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 460 6.46 2.84 $9.02 $18,750
East Central North Dakota 240 5.97 2.63 $9.77 $20,320
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 790 5.86 2.58 $10.30 $21,420
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 450 5.38 2.37 $10.49 $21,830

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)
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 3.10 1.37 $20.38 $42,400
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 30 0.96 0.42 $18.04 $37,530
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 640 2.48 1.09 $16.11 $33,510
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 0.28 $15.90 $33,070
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 60 2.36 1.04 $15.78 $32,830


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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