Occupational Employment Statistics


41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents

Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or Internet establishments or public spaces.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 20029$20.50/hr$11.67/hr$13.68/hr$17.24/hr$26.31/hr$35.66/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities20$18.27/hr
Professional and Business Services960$29.16/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 30$17.98/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$20.37/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$22.55/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$21.25/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 90$24.59/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 110$19.76/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 130$21.40/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 140$21.46/hr-23.1%
Southwest Balance of State 150$17.82/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 170$19.74/hr-9.5%
Southeast Balance of State 180$18.69/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 200$17.56/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 200$17.24/hr-1.3%
Central Minnesota 210$19.36/hr-12.6%
Southwest Minnesota 210$18.53/hr-17.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 260$24.65/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,730$29.86/hr-1.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,820$29.23/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,710$26.37/hr-4.5%

  • Attend sales meetings, industry trade shows, and training seminars to gather information, promote products, expand network of contacts, and increase knowledge.
  • Maintain assigned account bases while developing new accounts.
  • Process all correspondence and paperwork related to accounts.
  • Determine advertising medium to be used and prepare sample advertisements within the selected medium for presentation to customers.
  • Arrange for commercial taping sessions and accompany clients to sessions.
  • Recommend appropriate sizes and formats for advertising, depending on medium being used.
  • Prepare promotional plans, sales literature, media kits, and sales contracts, using computer.
  • Prepare and deliver sales presentations to new and existing customers to sell new advertising programs and to protect and increase existing advertising.
  • Locate and contact potential clients to offer advertising services.
  • Identify new advertising markets and propose products to serve them.