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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
Northeast Minnesota 68040$35.86/hr$19.00/hr$23.16/hr$30.87/hr$40.74/hr$53.76/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining90$26.01/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities18,840$35.35/hr
Financial Activities40$55.27/hr
Professional and Business Services1,790$41.13/hr
Leisure and Hospitality70$35.55/hr
Other Services80$28.81/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 160$34.83/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 350$31.75/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 590$31.44/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 600$29.84/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 680$30.87/hr2.9%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 730$30.40/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 730$30.28/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 990$31.42/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 990$32.67/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,210$34.16/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,570$32.24/hr0.9%
Southeast Minnesota 1,600$33.40/hr3.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,770$31.59/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 1,840$28.88/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 2,140$28.88/hr2.0%
Central Minnesota 2,310$33.84/hr4.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 19,180$38.44/hr2.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 20,730$38.36/hrN/A
Minnesota 29,500$36.95/hr2.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Advertising Sales Agents 1,730$26.36/hr-2.8%
Retail Salespersons 66,830$15.63/hr-3.0%
Insurance Sales Agents 9,540$30.34/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.