Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
63%
risk level
POLLING
38%
Based on 216 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
5.1%
by year 2032
WAGES
$99,710
or $47.93 per hour
Volume
311,780
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.0/10

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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 very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Persuasion

  • Negotiation

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

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

User poll

38% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance 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, 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, Technical and Scientific Products' job openings is expected to rise 5.1% 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

Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products' was $99,710, or $47 per hour

'Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products' were paid 107.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 311,780 people employed as 'Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products' within the United States.

This represents around 0.21% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 487 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

Fabio (No chance) says
K2B sales impossible to be computed as every new interaction is new no historic
May 04, 2023 at 09:29 AM
Hayden Hall (Uncertain) says
in Enterprise B2B tech personally, and I think much of what I do day-to-day could be automated. However, negotiating complex deals / ideating applications for tech in a complex (often quite unique) enterprise environment + gaining stakeholder alignment etc. may not be so easy to automate in near-term.
Feb 13, 2023 at 05:09 PM
Joao Alves Kobal Neto (Uncertain) 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 (Uncertain) 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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