Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

6.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
60%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
5.1%
by 2031
WAGES
$94,840
or $45.59 hourly
VOLUME
266,160
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 60% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Persuasion
Negotiation
Social Perceptiveness
Originality
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products' job openings is expected to rise 5.1% by 2031
'Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products' was $94,840, or $45.59 hourly
'Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products' are paid 107.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products?

As of 2021 there were 266,160 people employed as Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products within the United States.
This represents around 0.19% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 529 people are employed as Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products.

Job description

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 postsecondary education.

SOC Code: 41-4011.00

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Comments

Joao Alves Kobal Neto (Could go either way) says
I think the total replace is not possible. All off de customers prefer relationship with our employees and stakeholders. Some areas needs the technical sales
Jul 08, 2020 at 06:03 PM
Jacques (Could go either way) says
It depends on companies if they value what there employees bring to the table but I only see this in company's that have management that are "removed" by the people below them in the sense that they do not know what it is that there employees are doing or have unrealistic demands.
May 01, 2020 at 11:19 AM
Roland Corpuz says
People like to have face to face interaction and it’s nice to know that sales positions will still be around for the long term
Apr 10, 2020 at 05:21 AM
Thomas (No chance) says
Too technical, sales is also very personal
Sep 06, 2019 at 09:02 PM

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