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Occupational Employment Statistics


41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 2,630186$35.86/hr$20.85/hr$26.21/hr$32.39/hr$41.02/hr$53.73/hr
Northeast Minnesota 83068$31.72/hr$16.91/hr$21.50/hr$29.28/hr$39.77/hr$52.22/hr
Northwest Minnesota 1,610107$33.00/hr$15.75/hr$22.38/hr$31.33/hr$39.74/hr$48.81/hr
Southeast Minnesota 1,980120$36.07/hr$16.46/hr$22.72/hr$30.82/hr$41.20/hr$59.18/hr
Southwest Minnesota 1,710129$33.60/hr$18.41/hr$22.98/hr$30.79/hr$40.12/hr$51.17/hr
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 21,550937$43.21/hr$21.26/hr$27.68/hr$37.18/hr$52.59/hr$74.98/hr
Minnesota 30,5501,008$40.75/hr$19.73/hr$26.43/hr$35.01/hr$48.79/hr$69.24/hr
U S 1,278,6707,672$37.34/hr$16.23/hr$22.14/hr$31.53/hr$45.23/hr$65.63/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining60$38.47/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities21,030$35.42/hr
Financial Activities40$34.98/hr
Professional and Business Services2,100$33.24/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/A$50.58/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 150$32.94/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 310$31.83/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 590$27.18/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 680$30.39/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 820$28.31/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 830$29.28/hr0.0%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 870$26.56/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,060$31.99/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 1,180$30.14/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 1,320$31.48/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,580$32.19/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,610$31.33/hr2.5%
Southwest Minnesota 1,710$30.79/hr-0.4%
Southeast Minnesota 1,980$30.82/hr6.2%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 2,100$33.72/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 2,630$32.39/hr3.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 21,550$37.18/hr2.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 23,280$36.88/hrN/A
Minnesota 30,550$35.01/hr2.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Advertising Sales Agents 2,270$24.44/hr-2.8%
Retail Salespersons 71,370$14.11/hr-3.0%
Insurance Sales Agents 8,350$30.47/hr2.6%

  • Buy products from manufacturers or brokerage firms and distribute them to wholesale and retail clients.
  • Plan, assemble, and stock product displays in retail stores, or make recommendations to retailers regarding product displays, promotional programs, and advertising.
  • Estimate or quote prices, credit or contract terms, warranties, and delivery dates.
  • Monitor market conditions, product innovations, and competitors' products, prices, and sales.
  • Recommend products to customers, based on customers' needs and interests.
  • Arrange and direct delivery and installation of products and equipment.
  • Answer customers' questions about products, prices, availability, product uses, and credit terms.
  • Contact regular and prospective customers to demonstrate products, explain product features, and solicit orders.
  • Negotiate details of contracts and payments.
  • Prepare drawings, estimates, and bids that meet specific customer needs.