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Overview
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain the features of the products they are selling, negotiate prices, and answer any questions that their customers may have about the products.
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives are expected to grow by 5%, and should have about 160,100 job openings a year.
Safety from automation
Nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives are more likely to be automated than 68% of other careers.
Workforce size
Nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives, with 1,469,900 workers, form a larger workforce than 98% of careers.
Education
Only 49% of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Education attained by wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with bachelor's degrees
More wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives have bachelor's degrees than 69% of other careeers.
Salaries
The median (middle) salary for nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives is higher than 65% of all other jobs' middle salaries. The graph shows inflation-adjusted salaries for most nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives.
This job's median $59KAll jobs' median $39K$59K$38K20142015201620172018$0$50K$100K$150K
Context: Median Salary
Gender
Women account for 26% of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives -- that's a smaller percentage than 58% of other jobs.
Gender of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, the median men's salary was 21% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 11% of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives are minority, and 9% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (9%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in Nontechnical Wholesale and Manufacturing Products Sales Representatives per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. The darker the blue, the higher the job density.
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Job benefits
Employer or union-sponsored pension plans are offered to 49% of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, and 65% have company-sponsored health insurance (19% have dependents enrolled in their employer's health plan).
Employer-provided health coverage for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives
100% premiums covered
Partial premiums covered
Plan with no cost sharing
No health insurance
Top college degrees
Here are the top college degrees held by the 49% of people in this job who have at least a bachelor's degree. Some of degrees may link to multiple programs due to the way Census classifies college majors. Click on a program to learn more about career opportunities for people who major in that field.
The downside
Some jobs are more stressful than others, and some are just plain dangerous. The following list gives the percentages of nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives who report hazardous or difficult situations typically occurring at least once a week.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations (78%)
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People (55%)
  • Time Pressure (49%)
SOURCES:24.0 O*NET
Salary and diversity
Salary overview
What do wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives earn?

In this section, we want to give you a clear idea of what you can expect to earn in this career. We use two sources of data here: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which asks employers to classify their workforce and to report salaries using the SOC-specialty level of reporting, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which asks people to classify their jobs using the broad classifications that ididio uses for career profiles, and to self-report their salaries. For some jobs, the differences in survey approaches between BLS and ACS can paint a very different end-picture. In particular, the ACS data is reported for the larger career group wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, which combines the data for 2 careers, including nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives. Whenever possible, we provide data from both sources.

The BLS-compiled salary data is reported by companies for their employees. This data is classified by SOC specialty, and excludes self-employed workers. We first show the distribution of salaries for nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives, and then we show how the middle (median) salary for nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives compares to the BLS-computed median salaries of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives (BLS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
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We compiled household data from the ACS to determine the salaries that people working at least 35 hours a week report themselves to earn. Unlike the BLS estimates, this data includes self-employed wages. Additionally, we only have ACS survey data for the larger career category and not for the specialty level. We first show the full salary distribution for all wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, and then we show how the median (middle) salary for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives compares to the median ACS-reported salary of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives (ACS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
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Employers and salary
A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, and following we show the salary distributions for these workers based on those employer types. For some careers, the salaries can be vastly different between private, government, and self-employment. As with our salary overview, we view the both the BLS economists' salary profiles and the household-reported salaries from ACS to get a thorough understanding of where nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives work and for what salary. We have the great faith in the accuracy of economist-vetted BLS data; however, the BLS restrictions on which employers are surveyed skews the data a bit (read more in the sources), and the ACS responses provide different and useful categorizations of employers and salaries.
Employers of Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives (ACS)
Private for-profit (91.5%)
Private not-for-profit (0.9%)
Local government (0.1%)
State government (0.1%)
Federal government (0.1%)
Self-employed incorporated (4.0%)
Self-employed not incorporated (3.2%)
Working without pay (0.1%)
Distribution: Salaries of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses. These salaries were reported for the larger career group of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, which combines the 2 specialties for this career.
$61K$62K$60K$48K$42K$50K$59K$50K$0$50,000$100,000$150,000Self-employed not incorporatedSelf-employed incorporatedFederal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivate not-for-profitPrivate for-profitAll
Distribution: Salaries of nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS. Remember that the BLS salaries are for the specialty nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives, and may differ signficantly from the ACS salary estimates which combine several career specialties.
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Age and career advancement
Salary growth for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives

The biggest take-away from the following two charts is the relationship between salary and experience that we can infer from age. Does this job seem to attract especially younger or older workers? Does it reward experience?

Take a minute a look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working in this career changes. We only provide this data when there are enough consistent ACS survey responses to allow a reasonable margin of error, so for some careers you will see gaps in our reporting of salary by age.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Gender and Equity
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives and gender

With 26% women, this occupation has a lower percentage of women than 58% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
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Gender of Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives
Men (74%)
Women (26%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

As we'll illustrate at the bottom of this section, the median (middle) salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 20%, and the difference for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives tops that, with the median salary for men 21% higher than the median salary for women. This chart shows you the salary range for most workers by gender.

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Context: Salary Inequity

Nationwide there are twenty careers for which men do not have a higher median (middle) salary than women. The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary, for most jobs. Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives have one of the higher percentage increases for men's salary, with the increase for the men's median salary over the women's median salary in this job even higher than that for 63% of other jobs.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Race/Origin
Race and origin of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives

The representation of minority and foreign-born workers is quite different between careers, and the relative pay of those workers also varies significantly between careers. There is a smaller percentage of minority wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives than for 88% of other careers. As with minority workers, there is also a smaller percentage of foreign-born workers in this career than in most other careers.

Race/origin of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives
White (87% )
Black (4% )
Asian (4% )
Other (2% )
Multiracial (2% )
Hispanic (1% )
American Indian (0% )
Pacific Islander (0% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
11%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
9%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Distribution: Salaries for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

$41K$44K$44K$48K$49K$51K$63K$0$50K$100K$150KOtherHispanicBlackAmerican IndianAsianMultiracialWhite
Distribution: Salaries for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives by nativity
$47K$62K$0$50K$100K$150KAll foreign-bornAll native citizens

Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Pathways to this career
Education requirements and salary
Education attained by nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives typically hold a high school diploma or equivalent.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives as reported in responses to the American Community Survey. Following, we investigate whether education level influences salary for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives.

Education attained by wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives
None
High School
Some College
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Deg/Doct
Doctorate
Details: Education and training recommended for nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives

A high school diploma is typically sufficient for many positions, primarily those selling nontechnical or scientific products. However, representatives selling scientific and technical products usually must have a bachelor’s degree. Scientific and technical products include pharmaceuticals, medical instruments, and industrial equipment. A degree in a field related to the product sold, such as chemistry, biology, or engineering, is sometimes required.

Many sales representatives attend seminars in sales techniques or take courses in marketing, economics, communication, or even a foreign language to improve their ability to make sales.

Details: Licensing and certification recommended for nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives

The Certified Professional Manufacturers’ Representative (CPMR) certification and the Certified Sales Professional (CSP) certification are both offered by the Manufacturers’ Representatives Educational Research Foundation (MRERF). Certification typically involves completing formal technical training and passing an exam. In addition, the CPMR requires 10 hours of continuing education every year in order to maintain certification.

Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives? Below we see the distribution of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives salaries based on the education attained. These comparisons are based on all survey responses by those who identified themselves as wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, and are not intended as a statistical analysis of salary differences that would correct for non-educational factors that could contribute to high or low earnings.

$35K$48K$53K$55K$76K$92K$76K$101K$0$50K$100K$150K$200KNone (3%)High School (17%)Some College (22%)Associate's Degree (9%)Bachelor's Degree (41%)Master's Degree (7%)Professional Deg/Doct (1%)Doctorate (0%)
Bachelor's degree pathways
College majors held by wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives

This table shows the college majors held by people working as wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives. Select any degree to see detailed information. We are able to connect careers to degrees using the American Community Survey (ACS), and their degrees are defined a little differently from our programs, which are based on standard CIP classifications. Therefore, selecting some degrees will lead to a selection of CIP-level programs from which to choose.

If you see "**" before the name of a degree/program, that means this field is one that the Department of Education believes is preparatory for this career. However, you can see from this list that those recommendations are far from your only path to this job!

Degree
Select any title to learn more about that degree
Percentage of Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives with this degree
Salary for all majors
Salary distribution (across jobs). Showing 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
Final education level of all people with this major
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Gender of people this bachelor's degree
Men
Women
The link between degrees and careers
The link between degrees and careers

With the following "sankey" diagram, you can follow the top ten bachelor's degrees held by people working as wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, and then, in turn, you can see the 10 occupations that hire the most of each degree's graduates. This visualization links fields of studies and careers, suggesting both similar careers and options for degrees. The full list of bachelor's degrees held by wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives given in the previous section reminds us that there are many paths to these careers beyond what we can summarize here.

Switching Careers
Most common new jobs
The most common next careers for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives

What jobs will most wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives hold next year?

The data in this chart comes from person interviews for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The survey interviews households eight times over a two-year period, allowing us a glimpse into how people move from job to job. You can see more details from the results of the survey in our last tab in this section, and you can read about our methodology in our source descriptions.

Here we see all of the jobs that at least 1% of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives reported holding in their second year's survey. Is your future job on this list?

Wholesale and manufacturing sales representativesRetail salespersonsMarketing and sales managersFirst-line supervisors of non-retail sales workersService sales representativesManagers (specialized areas)Customer service representativesDriver/sales workers and truck driversFirst-line supervisors of retail sales workersCashiersChief executives and legislatorsSales workers
Lateral career moves
Lateral job transitions for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives

A lateral career transition is a move to a job with similar pay and responsibilities. A move to such a job can offer a change of pace without an increase in stress or a decrease in pay. The following table simply identifies all 10 jobs which were held by at least 1% of survey respondents before working as wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives as well as 1% of respondents after working as wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives. Select a row to investigate the job's full description and determine if it truly offers an opportunity for a lateral transition.

Full prior and next career listings
Prior and next careers for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives: full listings

What do people typically do before and after they work as wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives? Here are the full lists of all jobs that at least 1% of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives surveyed reported as holding a year earlier or later.

Choose which type of transition to view
Prior jobs
Next jobs
Read about nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives
Responsibilities and activities
Responsibilities and activities

Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives typically do the following:

  • Identify prospective customers by using business directories, following leads from existing clients, and attending trade shows and conferences
  • Contact new and existing customers to discuss their needs and explain how specific products and services can meet these needs
  • Help customers select products to meet customers’ needs, product specifications, and regulations
  • Emphasize product features that will meet customers’ needs, and exhibit the capabilities and limitations of their products
  • Answer customers’ questions about the prices, availability, and uses of the products they are selling
  • Negotiate prices and terms of sales and service agreements
  • Prepare sales contracts and submit orders for processing
  • Collaborate with colleagues to exchange information, such as information on selling strategies and marketing information
  • Follow up with customers to make sure that they are satisfied with their purchases and to answer any questions or concerns they might have

Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives—sometimes called manufacturers’ representatives or manufacturers’ agents—generally work for manufacturers or wholesalers. Some work for a single organization, while others represent several companies and sell a range of products.

Unlike retail sales workers, who sell goods directly to consumers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives deal with businesses, government agencies, and other organizations.

Some wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives work with nonscientific products, such as food, office supplies, and clothing. Other representatives specialize in technical and scientific products, ranging from agricultural and mechanical equipment to computer and pharmaceutical goods.

Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives who lack expertise about a given product frequently team with a technical expert. In this arrangement, the technical expert—sometimes a sales engineer—attends the sales presentation to explain the product and answer questions or concerns. The sales representative makes the initial contact with customers, introduces the company’s product, and obtains final agreement from the potential buyer.

By working with a technical expert, the representative is able to spend more time maintaining and soliciting accounts and less time seeking technical knowledge.

After the sale, representatives may make followup visits to ensure that equipment is functioning properly and may even help train customers’ employees to operate and maintain new equipment.

Those selling consumer goods often suggest how and where merchandise should be displayed. When working with retailers, they may help arrange promotional programs, store displays, and advertising.

In addition to selling products, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives analyze sales statistics, prepare reports, and handle administrative duties such as filing expense accounts, scheduling appointments, and making travel plans.

Staying up to date on new products and the changing needs of customers is important. Sales representatives accomplish this aim in a variety of ways, including attending trade shows at which new products and technologies are showcased. They attend conferences and conventions to meet other sales representatives and clients and to discuss new product developments. They also read about new and existing products and monitor the sales, prices, and products of their competitors.

The following are examples of types of wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives:

Inside sales representatives work mostly in offices while making sales. Frequently, they are responsible for getting new clients by “cold-calling” various organizations, meaning that they call potential customers who are not expecting to be contacted. That way, a representative can establish an initial contact. They also take incoming calls from customers who are interested in their product, and they process paperwork to complete the sale.

Outside sales representatives spend much of their time traveling to and visiting with current clients and prospective buyers. During a sales call, they discuss the client’s needs and suggest how they can meet those needs with merchandise or services. They may show samples or catalogs that describe items their company provides, and they may inform customers about the prices and availability of the products they are selling and the ways in which their products can save money and boost productivity.

Personality and skills
Personality and skills

Can you see yourself in the ranks of nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives? Here are the skills and traits that could lead to success.

Customer-service skills
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives must be able to listen to the customer’s needs and concerns before and after the sale.
Interpersonal skills
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives must be able to work well with many types of people. They must be able to build good relationships with clients and with other members of the sales team.
Physical stamina
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives are often on their feet for a long time and may carry heavy sample products.
Self-confidence
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives must be confident and persuasive when making sales presentations. In addition, making a call to a potential customer who is not expecting to be contacted, or “cold-calling,” requires confidence and composure.
Trends in employment
Salary trends
Distribution and trends: Salaries for nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives
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Adjusted for inflation
Historic dollars

In 2018, the median (middle) salary for nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives was higher than 65% of all other jobs' middle salaries. This graphic shows how the salary distribution (adjusted for inflation) has changed for this job over recent years. The gray line, as a comparison, shows the median salary of all US workers.

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Projected versus actual employment
Exploring actual employment trends versus projected trends

Currently, jobs for nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives are anticipated to grow by 5% over the next decade; 62% of jobs are projected to grow more.

The projected employment for nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives is the best guess created by talented economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as you look through several careers you'll notice that the projections are heavily influenced by past performance and may miss current trends. No one can tell the future, and as new information and better techniques are developed, actual counts and future projections may change. Here's a glimpse at the actual counts versus the projections over time.

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Employment counts
Actual measured employment
BLS 10-year predictions
Variation by state
Employment
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives. You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

One important factor in the differences between ACS and BLS data is that the ACS numbers are for all wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, comprised of all specialities listed in the menu bar, and you can choose to view the BLS at the specialty or full career level.

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Jobs per 1000 working
Number of jobs
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BLS for this specialty
Number of Nontechnical Wholesale and Manufacturing Products Sales Representatives per 1,000 workers (BLS)
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Salary
Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives.

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information. The ACS salaries are for all wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, which combines the specialities from which you can choose at the top of the page.

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In-state comparisions
Median salary
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BLS for this specialty
Median salary ratio: Nontechnical Wholesale and Manufacturing Products Sales Representatives to all workers (BLS for this specialty)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which nontechnical wholesale and manufacturing products sales representatives earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
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Compare to similar jobs

If this job interests you, then use the dots below to find other jobs you might like. The dots closer to the top represent jobs that are like Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives (shown with a blue star). Look for the dots to the right to find the best salaries! (We pulled salary data from BLS, and they give a top salary value of just over $200K to protect privacy, so our graph would go much higher if the salaries were not top coded.)

How should the career similarity be computed

There are a number of ways to measure the similarity of jobs, here are a few we provide:

  • Interests: Also known as a Holland Code - Are you a thinker? A helper? What fits your personality?
  • Environment: Are there hazards? Will you be comfortable? Will it be stressful?
  • Knowledge: What do you need to know the most about?
  • Physical Abilities: Do you need to especially strong or coordinated?
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