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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Advertising Sales Agent Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,320
25th Percentile Wage
$34,380
50th Percentile Wage
$50,380
75th Percentile Wage
$76,050
90th Percentile Wage
$115,430

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of advertising sales agents from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,3803.75%8.12%
201548,4901.24%-
201447,8904.30%-
201345,830-1.00%-
201246,290--

Table 2. Advertising Sales Agent Salary by Industry Sector

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
$59,820
Wholesale Trade
$57,710
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,410
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$50,920
Manufacturing
$48,570
Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,240
Federal, State, and Local Government
$46,080
Retail Trade
$45,500
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$45,280
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$45,030
Information
$45,000
Accommodation and Food Services
$43,810
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$42,230
Educational Services
$41,350
Finance and Insurance
$39,890
Transportation and Warehousing
$33,920

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 $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
$72,420
Massachusetts
$65,600
California
$59,730
New Jersey
$58,320
Connecticut
$57,460
Hawaii
$57,150
Nevada
$57,150
District of Columbia
$55,880
Minnesota
$52,970
Colorado
$52,320
Georgia
$51,930
Illinois
$50,510
New Hampshire
$49,940
Maryland
$49,900
Pennsylvania
$49,580
Virginia
$49,390
Vermont
$49,120
Alaska
$48,530
Utah
$48,070
Delaware
$47,110
North Carolina
$46,880
Texas
$46,440
Ohio
$44,270
Florida
$44,050
Kansas
$44,010
South Dakota
$43,770
Nebraska
$42,770
Washington
$42,500
Indiana
$42,180
Kentucky
$41,730
Oregon
$41,710
North Dakota
$40,490
Michigan
$40,290
Montana
$40,040
Rhode Island
$39,740
Arkansas
$39,610
Iowa
$39,580
South Carolina
$39,560
Wisconsin
$39,520
Arizona
$39,360
Tennessee
$39,310
Missouri
$37,360
Louisiana
$37,350
Oklahoma
$36,890
Wyoming
$34,330
Alabama
$34,260
Idaho
$33,890
Maine
$33,310
Guam
$32,170
New Mexico
$31,730
Mississippi
$28,550
West Virginia
$25,020
Puerto Rico
$22,740



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