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Telemarketers Salary Information

The salary statistics of telemarketers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of telemarketers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The telemarketers 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. Telemarketers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,330
25th Percentile Wage
$20,370
50th Percentile Wage
$24,300
75th Percentile Wage
$30,480
90th Percentile Wage
$39,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for telemarketers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) telemarketers is $39,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,330. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 114% 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 telemarketers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201624,3003.17%8.11%
201523,5303.36%-
201422,7400.57%-
201322,6101.24%-
201222,330--

Table 2. Telemarketers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of telemarketers in 17 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 telemarketers occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $43,290. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $23,150).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$43,290
Utilities
$33,560
Manufacturing
$30,900
Information
$30,120
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$29,310
Finance and Insurance
$28,810
Wholesale Trade
$28,490
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,800
Retail Trade
$25,610
Educational Services
$24,700
Health Care and Social Assistance
$24,620
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$24,590
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$24,490
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$24,430
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,470
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$23,190
Construction
$23,150

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Telemarketers by States

From the above tables we note that not only telemarketers 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 telemarketers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,180 to $38,320. The highest paying state for telemarketers is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $38,320. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,180. For more salary information of telemarketers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$38,320
Nevada
$33,220
New Hampshire
$29,700
Minnesota
$29,320
Kansas
$29,180
Massachusetts
$29,030
Vermont
$28,860
Louisiana
$28,450
Washington
$28,400
Oregon
$27,590
Wisconsin
$27,530
Montana
$27,480
Delaware
$27,470
South Carolina
$26,930
Alaska
$26,380
South Dakota
$25,980
Maine
$25,930
Tennessee
$25,750
North Carolina
$25,610
Virginia
$25,520
Colorado
$25,470
Utah
$25,430
Hawaii
$25,400
Illinois
$25,080
Rhode Island
$25,020
Texas
$25,020
Arizona
$24,980
California
$24,810
Kentucky
$24,800
New Jersey
$24,780
District of Columbia
$24,570
Nebraska
$23,950
Pennsylvania
$23,890
Indiana
$23,820
Mississippi
$23,720
New York
$23,720
Michigan
$23,410
Iowa
$23,380
West Virginia
$23,320
Florida
$23,220
Georgia
$23,060
Alabama
$22,550
Maryland
$22,340
Idaho
$22,310
Oklahoma
$22,160
Ohio
$21,660
North Dakota
$21,320
New Mexico
$19,760
Arkansas
$19,700
Missouri
$19,500
Puerto Rico
$18,180


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