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 16039$19.07/hr$10.46/hr$13.23/hr$15.70/hr$22.65/hr$32.04/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities20$19.15/hr
Professional and Business Services1,050$25.99/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20N/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$17.22/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$23.94/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$18.75/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 90$25.16/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 110$25.07/hr-23.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 110$25.03/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 110$21.35/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 120$18.20/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 130$18.52/hr-17.0%
Northwest Minnesota 160$15.70/hr-1.3%
Northwest Balance of State 160$16.21/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 170$18.40/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 180$18.41/hr-9.5%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 210$28.94/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 230$19.61/hr-12.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,640$25.29/hr-1.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,740$24.63/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,500$22.82/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.