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Occupational Employment Statistics


41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 2,36078$37.60/hr$19.24/hr$25.19/hr$32.27/hr$41.87/hr$60.83/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining90$32.76/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities19,580$32.12/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services820$40.46/hr
Leisure and Hospitality20$29.40/hr
Other Services60$20.01/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 160$30.62/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 330$31.77/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 530$30.00/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 620$31.89/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 710$30.10/hr2.9%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 780$29.81/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 780$30.86/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 1,030$31.89/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,060$31.74/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,150$32.17/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,560$31.99/hr3.7%
Southwest Minnesota 1,580$31.60/hr0.9%
Northwest Balance of State 1,830$30.02/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,910$31.47/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 2,100$31.04/hr2.0%
Central Minnesota 2,360$32.27/hr4.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 17,600$33.44/hr2.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 19,190$33.49/hrN/A
Minnesota 28,610$32.59/hr2.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Advertising Sales Agents 1,690$25.35/hr-2.8%
Retail Salespersons 71,830$15.24/hr-3.0%
Insurance Sales Agents 8,520$32.24/hr2.6%

  • Buy products from manufacturers or brokerage firms and distribute them to wholesale and retail clients.
  • Plan, assemble, and stock product displays in retail stores, or make recommendations to retailers regarding product displays, promotional programs, and advertising.
  • Estimate or quote prices, credit or contract terms, warranties, and delivery dates.
  • Monitor market conditions, product innovations, and competitors' products, prices, and sales.
  • Recommend products to customers, based on customers' needs and interests.
  • Arrange and direct delivery and installation of products and equipment.
  • Answer customers' questions about products, prices, availability, product uses, and credit terms.
  • Contact regular and prospective customers to demonstrate products, explain product features, and solicit orders.
  • Negotiate details of contracts and payments.
  • Prepare drawings, estimates, and bids that meet specific customer needs.