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Occupational Employment Statistics


41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of post-secondary education. Excludes “Sales Engineers” (41-9031).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 16018$41.45/hr$24.74/hr$28.45/hr$35.57/hr$48.64/hr$67.80/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,500$49.60/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services1,470$38.51/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$39.08/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$33.05/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$40.87/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$40.15/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$41.01/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$32.22/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 60$36.92/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 70$36.92/hr-0.4%
Southwest Minnesota 80$32.83/hr-6.9%
St Cloud MN MSA 100$30.74/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 160$35.57/hr-0.7%
Southeast Balance of State 170$34.88/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 200$34.88/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 210$64.92/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,850$38.83/hr4.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,960$38.83/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,380$40.65/hr3.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Advertising Sales Agents 1,730$26.36/hr-2.8%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 16,920$31.90/hrN/A
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 8,560$36.33/hr6.7%
Insurance Underwriters 2,080$37.79/hr-5.5%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 23,020$37.91/hr18.8%
Managers, All Other 5,740$64.34/hrN/A
Computer Occupations, All Other 4,310$48.49/hr7.5%
Insurance Sales Agents 9,540$30.34/hr2.6%
Order Clerks 1,170$19.95/hr-20.9%
Financial Specialists, All Other 1,460$37.13/hrN/A

  • Advise customers on product usage to improve production.
  • Inform customers of estimated delivery schedules, service contracts, warranties, or other information pertaining to purchased products.
  • Appraise equipment to determine contract terms or trade-in values.
  • Select or assist customers in selecting products based on customer needs, product specifications, and applicable regulations.
  • Answer customers' questions about products, prices, availability, or credit terms.
  • Create customized energy management packages to satisfy customer needs.
  • Develop marketing or strategic plans for sales territories.
  • Gather information from prospective customers to identify their solar energy needs.
  • Stock or distribute resources, such as samples or promotional or educational materials.
  • Compute customer's installation or production costs and estimate savings from new services, products, or equipment.