Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
258,060 2.0 % $12.46 $25,920 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.09 $8.95 $10.83 $14.39 $18.96
Annual Wage (2) $16,840 $18,610 $22,520 $29,930 $39,440


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 136,180 16.71 $11.24 $23,390
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 8,460 1.75 $13.09 $27,220
Employment Services 7,490 0.25 $12.45 $25,890
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 7,110 0.67 $14.51 $30,180
Depository Credit Intermediation 6,320 0.37 $14.72 $30,620

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 136,180 16.71 $11.24 $23,390
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 4,780 1.86 $14.18 $29,500
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 3,320 1.76 $11.50 $23,920
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 8,460 1.75 $13.09 $27,220
Other Telecommunications 1,800 1.57 $11.58 $24,090

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 170 0.15 $22.09 $45,940
Other Information Services (8) (8) $20.52 $42,680
Consumer Goods Rental 50 0.03 $20.50 $42,650
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 2,470 1.46 $18.52 $38,520
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $18.49 $38,460


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 24,840 3.47 1.73 $11.76 $24,470
Ohio 20,320 4.08 2.03 $11.33 $23,570
California 20,030 1.43 0.71 $14.25 $29,630
Texas 19,090 1.85 0.92 $13.00 $27,030
New York 12,380 1.47 0.73 $13.12 $27,280




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 3,920 5.60 2.78 $9.85 $20,480
Utah 6,170 5.29 2.63 $11.32 $23,540
Arkansas 5,130 4.50 2.24 $12.19 $25,350
Iowa 6,400 4.42 2.20 $10.26 $21,350
Nebraska 3,990 4.41 2.19 $10.48 $21,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 110 0.37 0.18 $18.93 $39,370
Connecticut 2,610 1.62 0.81 $16.79 $34,920
Massachusetts 4,450 1.41 0.70 $16.04 $33,360
Nevada 2,110 1.89 0.94 $15.34 $31,900
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $15.06 $31,330





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 7,190 1.88 0.94 $13.04 $27,130
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 6,970 4.10 2.04 $14.81 $30,810
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,390 1.26 0.63 $14.34 $29,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,990 2.93 1.46 $12.69 $26,390
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 5,570 5.07 2.52 $12.22 $25,420
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,940 1.38 0.69 $13.54 $28,170
Columbus, OH 4,470 5.01 2.49 $10.16 $21,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,380 1.97 0.98 $14.02 $29,160
St. Louis, MO-IL 4,350 3.43 1.70 $12.66 $26,330
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,030 4.14 2.06 $11.87 $24,690




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)
Cedar Rapids, IA 1,780 12.96 6.44 $9.29 $19,330
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 560 12.00 5.96 $11.90 $24,750
Springfield, MO 2,090 11.56 5.75 $9.33 $19,410
Pueblo, CO 620 11.23 5.58 $9.16 $19,060
Dubuque, IA 580 10.97 5.45 $10.60 $22,040
Coeur d'Alene, ID 540 10.31 5.13 $10.16 $21,130
Provo-Orem, UT 1,680 9.81 4.87 $11.22 $23,330
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 3,200 9.66 4.80 $12.12 $25,220
Port St. Lucie, FL 1,130 9.63 4.79 $9.23 $19,200
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 2,050 9.49 4.72 $10.23 $21,280




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)
Green Bay, WI 470 2.86 1.42 $23.32 $48,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.43 $42,490
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 40 0.32 0.16 $19.63 $40,820
Barnstable Town, MA (8) (8) (8) $19.39 $40,330
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.51 $38,500
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 270 1.39 0.69 $18.47 $38,420
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 270 2.13 1.06 $18.19 $37,830
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 60 0.52 0.26 $17.98 $37,390
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 140 0.50 0.25 $17.92 $37,280
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 360 2.30 1.14 $17.92 $37,270

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)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 920 13.78 6.85 $10.90 $22,670
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 820 5.94 2.95 $9.97 $20,730
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 540 4.95 2.46 $10.47 $21,780
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 500 2.64 1.31 $11.58 $24,080
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 490 1.84 0.91 $16.84 $35,020

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)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 920 13.78 6.85 $10.90 $22,670
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 420 5.99 2.98 $9.99 $20,780
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 820 5.94 2.95 $9.97 $20,730
East Central North Dakota 230 5.72 2.84 $9.80 $20,390
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 540 4.95 2.46 $10.47 $21,780

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 3.01 1.49 $20.82 $43,310
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 490 1.84 0.91 $16.84 $35,020
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.60 0.30 $15.77 $32,790
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.31 $31,840
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.27 $31,760


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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