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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 11014$22.94/hr$13.33/hr$16.23/hr$20.90/hr$26.36/hr$35.54/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services760$30.83/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 20$15.98/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$27.61/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$23.35/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$26.58/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 60$23.63/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 70$22.98/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$22.95/hr1.2%
Northwest Balance of State 90$20.88/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 100$19.44/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 100$22.26/hr0.7%
Southeast Balance of State 110$21.65/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 110$20.90/hr0.5%
Southwest Minnesota 130$19.77/hr1.3%
Central Minnesota 150$23.28/hr-2.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 220$24.64/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,010$30.30/hr-4.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,060$30.14/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,730$26.36/hr-2.8%

  • 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.