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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representative Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,660
25th Percentile Wage
$55,280
50th Percentile Wage
$78,830
75th Percentile Wage
$115,250
90th Percentile Wage
$157,490

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 $157,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,660. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 297% 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, technical and scientific products sales representatives from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,830
-0.19% 4.90%
2016
$78,980
3.53% -
2015
$76,190
1.38% -
2014
$75,140
0.83% -
2013
$74,520
-0.60% -
2012
$74,970
- -

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 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, technical and scientific products sales representatives occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $98,300. The lowest paying sector is the finance and insurance sector (annual salary $56,770).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$98,300
Mining
$90,960
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$82,820
Manufacturing
$79,510
Information
$79,070
Wholesale Trade
$78,990
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$76,590
Transportation and Warehousing
$74,290
Educational Services
$72,680
Federal, State, and Local Government
$71,940
Construction
$68,620
Utilities
$67,650
Health Care and Social Assistance
$65,430
Retail Trade
$64,860
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$62,710
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$61,970
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$61,860
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$60,900
Finance and Insurance
$56,770

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 $113,130. The highest paying state for wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products sales representatives is Wyoming with a median annual salary of $113,130. 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
$113,130
Delaware
$103,780
New Jersey
$102,340
Colorado
$99,220
Minnesota
$97,590
Connecticut
$94,260
Texas
$91,300
Indiana
$89,230
Maryland
$87,260
Virginia
$87,130
New York
$87,030
New Hampshire
$86,170
Washington
$85,920
Alabama
$85,360
North Carolina
$85,310
Kentucky
$84,990
Massachusetts
$84,760
Pennsylvania
$83,710
Alaska
$80,580
Rhode Island
$79,640
Utah
$78,740
District of Columbia
$78,230
Kansas
$78,210
Michigan
$78,210
Nevada
$77,440
Missouri
$76,770
West Virginia
$76,750
Oregon
$76,660
California
$76,240
Vermont
$75,830
Wisconsin
$75,590
Illinois
$74,690
Idaho
$74,210
Iowa
$74,090
South Dakota
$71,910
Florida
$71,140
Ohio
$70,380
Georgia
$69,500
Hawaii
$69,340
Louisiana
$68,140
Tennessee
$67,900
Arizona
$67,490
Nebraska
$66,480
Montana
$63,610
South Carolina
$60,340
Oklahoma
$59,900
North Dakota
$58,260
Arkansas
$58,040
Maine
$56,340
Mississippi
$56,180
New Mexico
$48,800
Puerto Rico
$47,640
Virgin Islands
$29,390



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