Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing
(Except Technical and Scientific Products)

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
63%
risk level
POLLING
50%
Based on 91 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
3.7%
by year 2032
WAGES
$63,230
or $30.40 per hour
Volume
1,273,400
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.7/10

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Automation risk

63% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

User poll

50% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 63% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products' job openings is expected to rise 3.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products' was $63,230, or $30 per hour

'Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products' were paid 36.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 1,273,400 people employed as 'Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products' within the United States.

This represents around 0.9% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 116 people are employed as 'Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products'.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 41-4012.00

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Comments

Anonymous (Low) says
Primary focus of the job seems to be building rapport
Mar 03, 2024 at 04:04 AM
Miguel Palacios (Uncertain) says
Because sales is a challenging career based on self motivating & hard work. Most of the new generation prefer a nonchallenging career most prefer a secure type of employment. This being said will reduce the candidate market forcing companies to look to automate the sales process.
Aug 21, 2020 at 05:40 AM

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