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Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative Salary Information

The salary statistics of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives 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. Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,040
25th Percentile Wage
$41,590
50th Percentile Wage
$60,530
75th Percentile Wage
$89,800
90th Percentile Wage
$129,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives is $129,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,040. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 347% 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 wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,5302.40%4.39%
201559,0801.18%-
201458,3800.72%-
201357,9600.16%-
201257,870--

Table 2. Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives in 19 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 wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $75,890. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $44,710).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$75,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$74,910
Information
$70,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$68,990
Utilities
$68,200
Manufacturing
$63,080
Educational Services
$61,980
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$61,600
Wholesale Trade
$59,630
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$59,110
Health Care and Social Assistance
$58,990
Transportation and Warehousing
$58,110
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$57,220
Construction
$57,010
Finance and Insurance
$54,600
Retail Trade
$52,280
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$48,300
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$47,780
Accommodation and Food Services
$44,710


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