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Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representative Salary Information

The salary statistics of wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products sales representatives are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products sales representatives within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 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, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representative Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,930
25th Percentile Wage
$55,250
50th Percentile Wage
$78,980
75th Percentile Wage
$116,800
90th Percentile Wage
$160,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products sales representatives. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products sales representatives is $160,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,930. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 303% 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, technical and scientific products sales representatives from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201678,9803.53%5.08%
201576,1901.38%-
201475,1400.83%-
201374,520-0.60%-
201274,970--

Table 2. Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representative Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products sales representatives in 18 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, technical and scientific products sales representatives occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $95,180. The lowest paying sector is the finance and insurance sector (annual salary $52,620).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$95,180
Educational Services
$92,390
Mining
$88,240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,270
Information
$82,990
Manufacturing
$79,870
Wholesale Trade
$78,970
Transportation and Warehousing
$73,770
Federal, State, and Local Government
$73,730
Health Care and Social Assistance
$66,550
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$65,020
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$64,360
Utilities
$63,360
Retail Trade
$62,780
Construction
$61,860
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$61,750
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$60,140
Finance and Insurance
$52,620

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives by States

From the above tables we note that not only wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products sales representatives 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 wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products sales representatives in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $29,390 to $112,660. The highest paying state for wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products sales representatives is Wyoming with a median annual salary of $112,660. The lowest paying state is Virgin Islands with a median annual salary of $29,390. For more salary information of wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products sales representatives profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Wyoming
$112,660
Delaware
$104,230
New Jersey
$103,920
Minnesota
$103,370
Colorado
$95,570
Maryland
$94,640
Connecticut
$93,690
West Virginia
$91,950
New Hampshire
$88,990
Massachusetts
$88,130
Washington
$87,800
Virginia
$87,130
New York
$86,680
North Carolina
$85,040
Texas
$84,120
Kentucky
$82,040
Pennsylvania
$81,840
Alabama
$81,260
California
$80,990
Alaska
$80,760
Louisiana
$80,590
Vermont
$79,600
Nevada
$78,500
Indiana
$78,410
Utah
$78,220
Kansas
$77,970
Michigan
$77,900
South Dakota
$77,000
District of Columbia
$75,490
Wisconsin
$75,370
Georgia
$75,050
Florida
$73,960
Missouri
$71,880
Ohio
$71,530
Oregon
$70,520
Rhode Island
$70,120
Maine
$67,760
Iowa
$66,470
Tennessee
$66,410
Arizona
$66,130
Nebraska
$65,210
North Dakota
$65,190
Illinois
$63,490
Idaho
$63,420
Hawaii
$62,980
Montana
$61,060
South Carolina
$59,370
Arkansas
$58,860
Oklahoma
$57,960
Mississippi
$56,880
New Mexico
$55,930
Puerto Rico
$45,700
Virgin Islands
$29,390


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