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The Five Highest Paying Careers in Sales and Related Occupations

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Five Highest Paying Careers

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The Five Highest Paying Careers in Sales and Related Occupations

According to the United States Department of Labor Statistics, the following five jobs averaged the highest salaries in the field of Sales and Related Occupations. These estimates were calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.

Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $91,390

Buy and sell securities in investment and trading firms, or call upon businesses and individuals to sell financial services. Provide financial services, such as loan, tax, and securities counseling. Employees may advise securities customers about such things as stocks, bonds, and market conditions.

Industries:

Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage: $107,400
Depository Credit Intermediation: $60,240
Other Financial Investment Activities: $113,070
Nondepository Credit Intermediation: $63,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $96,720

Top Paying:

Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers: $176,730
Office Administrative Services: $113,420
Other Financial Investment Activities: $113,070
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers: $113,020
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers: $112,470

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

New York: $125,550
Connecticut: $161,110
New Jersey: $91,680
Delaware: $94,470
Utah: $77,240

Top Paying:

Connecticut: $161,110
New York: $125,550
Maine: $110,270
District of Columbia: $102,210
Kansas: $99,520

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT: $171,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division: $124,160
Salt Lake City, UT: $79,590
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division: $140,350
Bend, OR: $60,290

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT: $171,740
Danbury, CT: $143,340
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division: $140,350
Bloomington-Normal, IL: $136,400
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT: $133,880

Sales Engineers $90,540

Sell business goods or services, the selling of which requires a technical background equivalent to a baccalaureate degree in engineering. Exclude "Engineers" (17-2011 through 17-2199) whose primary function is not marketing or sales.

Industries:

Computer Systems Design and Related Services: $102,780
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers: $93,210
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers: $88,940
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers: $81,550
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers: $89,730

Top Paying:

Other Specialty Trade Contractors: $117,890
Nonresidential Building Construction: $114,650
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services: $108,410
Satellite Telecommunications: $108,170
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction: $104,710

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Massachusetts: $102,690
California: $101,770
Colorado: $89,980
New Hampshire: $89,270
Connecticut: $80,310
 
Top Paying:
 
Rhode Island: $117,980
Utah: $111,170
Nebraska: $108,470
New Jersey: $106,200
Massachusetts: $102,690

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $120,110
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division: $93,470
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO: $79,240
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA: $77,150
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division: $101,580

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division: $127,930
Canton-Massillon, OH: $125,210
Macon, GA: $123,130
Tulsa, OK: $122,610
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA: $120,460
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Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $81,370

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of post-secondary education.

Industries:

Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers: $90,570
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers: $80,690
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers: $88,150
Computer Systems Design and Related Services: $89,460
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers: $72,770

Top Paying:

Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services: $104,220
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities: $102,530
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: $100,780
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works): $98,320
Natural Gas Distribution: $97,820

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

New Hampshire: $93,680
Massachusetts: $91,930
Florida: $77,330
Georgia: $79,550
South Dakota: $78,750

Top Paying:

District of Columbia: $98,830
Oregon: $97,000
New Jersey: $96,820
New Hampshire: $93,680
Minnesota: $92,970

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Framingham, MA NECTA Division: $94,660
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division: $109,970
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division: $89,300
Austin-Round Rock, TX: $64,510
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division: $79,060

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Naples-Marco Island, FL: $122,610
Bend, OR: $122,450
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division: $121,390
Rapid City, SD: $119,480
Auburn-Opelika, AL: $115,320

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers $79,610

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of sales workers other than retail sales workers. May perform duties, such as budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.

Industries:

Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers: $94,530
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers: $78,640
Postal Service: $63,700
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers: $77,270
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers: $94,900

Top Paying:

Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers: $115,150
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage: $110,800
Local Messengers and Local Delivery: $108,290
Computer Systems Design and Related Services: $105,760
Educational Support Services: $102,460

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

New Hampshire: $85,620
Minnesota: $91,460
New Jersey: $95,120
Washington: $76,560
Nebraska: $70,000

Top Paying:

New York: $102,210
Pennsylvania: $96,380
New Jersey: $95,120
Minnesota: $91,460
Massachusetts: $91,190

Metropolitan areas with the Largest Number of Workers:

Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division: $98,700
Manchester, NH: $80,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI: $95,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division: $92,010
Idaho Falls, ID: $57,170

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division: $110,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division: $110,430
Ocean City, NJ: $109,770
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division: $108,350
Bloomington-Normal, IL: $104,750
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Real Estate Brokers $78,360

Operate real estate office, or work for commercial real estate firm, overseeing real estate transactions. Other duties usually include selling real estate or renting properties and arranging loans.

Industries:

Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers: $77,990
Activities Related to Real Estate: $74,250
Lessors of Real Estate: $86,860
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation: $69,020
Residential Building Construction: $85,110

Top Paying:

Other Investment Pools and Funds: $124,530
Depository Credit Intermediation: $97,640
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $92,260
Land Subdivision: $91,480
Lessors of Real Estate: $86,860

States with the Largest Number of Workers: 

North Carolina: $52,510
Florida: $69,010
South Carolina: $55,850
Colorado: $56,730
Arizona: $58,140

Top Paying:

New York: $137,480
Pennsylvania: $126,120
Virginia: $96,960
Washington: $96,430
New Jersey: $96,240

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Palm Coast, FL: $59,250
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC: $69,490
Fayetteville, NC: $29,930
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL: $86,530
Naples-Marco Island, FL: $82,590

Top Paying Metropolitan:

New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division: $151,380
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division: $144,630
Roanoke, VA: $143,500 
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division: $133,270
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division: $132,190

Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics

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