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Advertising Sales Agent Salary Information

The salary statistics of advertising sales agents are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of advertising sales agents within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The advertising sales agents annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Advertising Sales Agent Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,320
25th Percentile Wage
$33,730
50th Percentile Wage
$49,680
75th Percentile Wage
$73,990
90th Percentile Wage
$108,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for advertising sales agents. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) advertising sales agents is $108,700. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,320. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 346% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of advertising sales agents from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,680
-1.41% 6.82%
2016
$50,380
3.75% -
2015
$48,490
1.24% -
2014
$47,890
4.30% -
2013
$45,830
-1.00% -
2012
$46,290
- -

Table 2. Advertising Sales Agent Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of advertising sales agents in 17 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for advertising sales agents occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $64,260. The lowest paying sector is the finance and insurance sector (annual salary $39,890).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Trade
$64,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$57,260
Construction
$56,080
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,900
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$50,500
Manufacturing
$49,870
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$49,860
Federal, State, and Local Government
$49,060
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$47,280
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$46,170
Information
$44,650
Health Care and Social Assistance
$44,220
Retail Trade
$44,110
Educational Services
$43,200
Transportation and Warehousing
$41,320
Accommodation and Food Services
$40,980
Finance and Insurance
$39,890

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Advertising Sales Agents by States

From the above tables we note that not only advertising sales agents salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of advertising sales agents in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $25,530 to $68,050. The highest paying state for advertising sales agents is New York with a median annual salary of $68,050. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $25,530. For more salary information of advertising sales agents profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$68,050
Connecticut
$67,760
Massachusetts
$64,760
Nevada
$64,710
Hawaii
$60,930
New Jersey
$60,000
District of Columbia
$57,770
Minnesota
$56,140
California
$55,440
New Hampshire
$49,280
Illinois
$48,080
Delaware
$47,960
Pennsylvania
$47,810
Rhode Island
$47,520
Alaska
$47,430
Florida
$47,260
Maryland
$47,060
Texas
$46,660
Indiana
$46,450
Vermont
$46,400
Ohio
$46,190
North Carolina
$46,040
Nebraska
$45,870
Washington
$45,600
Virginia
$45,250
Utah
$44,950
Colorado
$44,610
North Dakota
$44,180
Georgia
$43,800
Michigan
$43,550
Oregon
$43,310
Arkansas
$42,540
South Dakota
$42,140
South Carolina
$41,700
Tennessee
$41,470
Kentucky
$41,280
Wisconsin
$41,260
Virgin Islands
$40,530
Kansas
$40,370
Missouri
$39,580
Iowa
$39,370
Oklahoma
$38,550
Louisiana
$37,640
West Virginia
$36,240
Wyoming
$36,200
Arizona
$36,070
Montana
$35,370
New Mexico
$35,020
Idaho
$34,720
Maine
$33,720
Alabama
$32,160
Mississippi
$30,680
Guam
$29,760
Puerto Rico
$25,530



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