Marketing/Sales Representative Statistics in the US

The average employee age for marketing/sales representatives is 46 years. The marketing/sales representative workforce reached a whopping 1,023,214 in 2020!

Among marketing/sales representatives, we discovered that 45.2% of them are women, while 50.6% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among marketing/sales representatives is White, which makes up 76.4% of all marketing/sales representatives. Comparatively, there are 13.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 4.6% of the Asian ethnicity. Marketing/sales representatives are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, marketing/sales representatives are more likely to find a job in the hospitality industry.

From where do we know all information about marketing/sales representative demographics? We analyzed 12,429 marketing/sales representatives resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Marketing/Sales Representative Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as marketing/sales representatives. Keep reading to find out what the results for marketing/sales representatives were.

Marketing/Sales Representative Gender Ratio

Among marketing/sales representatives, 45.2% of them are women compared to 50.6% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 50.6%
  • Female, 45.2%
  • Unknown, 4.2%

Marketing/Sales Representative Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among marketing/sales representatives is White, which makes up 76.4% of all marketing/sales representatives. Comparatively, there are 13.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 4.6% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 76.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.4%
  • Asian, 4.6%
  • Black or African American, 3.8%
  • Unknown, 1.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Marketing/Sales Representatives

The chart below shows that 54.6% of marketing/sales representatives speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.3% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 4.4%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 54.6%
  • French, 11.3%
  • Mandarin, 4.4%
  • Portuguese, 4.4%
  • Chinese, 4.1%
  • Other, 21.2%

Marketing/Sales Representative Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among marketing/sales representatives.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Marketing/Sales Representative Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the marketing/sales representative position over time.

Male
Female
77%
75%
72%
70%
67%
65%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Marketing/Sales Representative Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of marketing/sales representatives changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of marketing/sales representatives based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Marketing/Sales Representative

By looking over 12,429 marketing/sales representatives resumes, we figured out that the average marketing/sales representative enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Marketing/Sales Representative Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of marketing/sales representative employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of marketing/sales representatives is 40+ years old, which represents 68% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Marketing/Sales Representatives with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, outside parts sales and factory representative have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Avon Sales Representative9%87%
Avon Representative9%87%
Inside Sales Assistant22%74%
Marketing/Sales Representative51%45%
Commercial Equipment And Supplies Sales Representative85%10%
Factory Representative86%10%
Outside Parts Sales88%9%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Outside Parts Sales
Factory Representative
Commercial Equipment And Supplies Sales Representative
Marketing/Sales Representative
Inside Sales Assistant
Avon Representative
Avon Sales Representative
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Marketing/Sales Representatives with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to marketing/sales representatives.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Cashier/Courtesy Clerk7.47%
Marketing/Sales Representative10.18%
Shopper11.11%
Rental Manager11.59%
Mobile Sales Consultant11.77%
Merchandise Lead15.91%
Advertising Executive16.88%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Marketing/Sales Representative?

male-income
Male Income
$56,169
female-income
Female Income
$53,782

Marketing/Sales Representative Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and White women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$63,255
$61,303
$59,351
$57,398
$55,446
$53,494
$51,542
$49,590
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Marketing/Sales Representative Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$56,171
Some College/ Associate Degree$59,351
Bachelor's Degree$71,477
Master's Degree$79,674

Marketing/Sales Representative Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$86,856
$79,674
$72,492
$65,309
$58,127
$50,945
$43,763
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Marketing/Sales Representative Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a marketing/sales representative can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of marketing/sales representatives is $124,674. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Marketing/Sales Representatives Earn The Most?

The map here shows where marketing/sales representatives earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Marketing/Sales Representatives Located?

By looking through more than 12,429 resumes, we found that the most popular places for marketing/sales representatives are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Marketing/Sales Representatives

Where Are Marketing/Sales Representatives In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country marketing/sales representatives are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Marketing/Sales Representative Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ marketing/sales representatives. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most marketing/sales representatives is the hospitality industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire marketing/sales representatives.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Marketing/Sales Representative Work In

Employees with the marketing/sales representative job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most marketing/sales representatives prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Private

Public

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ marketing/sales representatives. Those industries include hospitality, retail and health care.

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Fortune 500

Retail

Hospitality

Technology

Manufacturing

Marketing/Sales Representative Jobs