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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $115,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,320. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 374% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of advertising sales agents from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of advertising sales agents in 16 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 management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $59,820. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $33,920).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
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 $22,740 to $72,420. The highest paying state for advertising sales agents is New York with a median annual salary of $72,420. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $22,740. 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|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |