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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,230
25th Percentile Wage
$41,630
50th Percentile Wage
$60,340
75th Percentile Wage
$89,380
90th Percentile Wage
$128,180

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 $128,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,230. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 338% 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 wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,340
-0.31% 4.09%
2016
$60,530
2.40% -
2015
$59,080
1.18% -
2014
$58,380
0.72% -
2013
$57,960
0.16% -
2012
$57,870
- -

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

The average salaries of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives in 20 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 professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $75,120. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $44,690).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$75,120
Mining
$74,630
Information
$69,750
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$67,530
Manufacturing
$63,100
Federal, State, and Local Government
$60,730
Wholesale Trade
$59,450
Utilities
$59,130
Educational Services
$58,730
Health Care and Social Assistance
$58,420
Transportation and Warehousing
$58,380
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$58,260
Construction
$57,720
Finance and Insurance
$57,440
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$57,220
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$56,480
Retail Trade
$51,840
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$47,370
Accommodation and Food Services
$47,140
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$44,690



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