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
Southeast Minnesota 18021$20.61/hr$12.00/hr$14.69/hr$18.41/hr$25.29/hr$33.07/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 Click link for details 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.