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Salary of Sales and Related Occupations

The average annual salary of sales and related occupations is shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare the median salaries of all sales and related occupations in the United States. The sales and related occupations salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Sales and Related Occupations in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$75,280
75th Percentile Wage
$44,020
50th Percentile Wage
$25,360
25th Percentile Wage
$19,070
10th Percentile Wage
$17,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sales and related occupations. The salary is shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) sales and related occupations is $75,280. The median annual salary is $25,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,340.

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Sales and Related Occupations

Table 2 shows the median annual wage of all sales and related occupations in the United States. We note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among sales and related professions and range from $19,060 to $96,340. The highest paid sales and related occupations are sales engineers with a median annual salary of $96,340. The lowest paid sales and related occupations in the United States are cashiers with a median annual salary of $19,060. For more salary information about a specific sales and related profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
Sales Engineers
$96,340
Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$75,140
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$72,070
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$71,600
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
$58,380
Real Estate Brokers
$57,360
Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
$55,020
Other Sales Representatives
$51,670
Sales Representatives
$51,410
Advertising Sales Agents
$47,890
Insurance Sales Agents
$47,860
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents
$43,430
Real Estate Sales Agents
$40,990
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers
$40,720
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
$37,860
Travel Agents
$34,800
Sales and Related Workers, All Other
$30,160
Other Sales and Related Workers
$29,730
Parts Salespersons
$29,440
Miscellaneous Sales and Related Workers
$29,390
Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons
$25,640
Demonstrators and Product Promoters
$24,520
Models, Demonstrators, and Product Promoters
$24,460
Counter and Rental Clerks
$23,860
Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers
$23,340
Telemarketers
$22,740
Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers
$21,530
Retail Salespersons
$21,390
Retail Sales Workers
$20,100
Models
$19,970
Cashiers
$19,070
Cashiers
$19,060