Sales Representative Statistics By Gender

Among Sales Representatives, 41.9% of them are women compared to 58.1% which are men.

  • Male, 58.1%
  • Female, 41.9%

Sales Representatives By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male58.1%
Female41.9%

Gender Pay Gap For Sales Representative

Women Earn 93¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$50,665
female-income
Female Income
$47,249

Sales Representative Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the Sales Representative position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Sales Representative Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201058.42%41.58%
201158.49%41.51%
201259.56%40.44%
201358.44%41.56%
201456.87%43.13%
201556.76%43.24%
201657.14%42.86%
201757.23%42.77%
201855.37%44.63%
201956.32%43.68%

Sales Representative Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Commercial Equipment And Supplies Sales Representative and Outside Parts Sales have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Avon Representative6%94%
Avon Sales Representative7%93%
Inside Sales Assistant20%80%
Sales Representative58%42%
Factory Representative90%10%
Outside Parts Sales92%8%
Commercial Equipment And Supplies Sales Representative93%7%

Sales Representative Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Sales Representatives is White, which makes up 76.1% of all Sales Representatives. Comparatively, there are 13.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 4.8% of the Asian ethnicity.

  • White, 76.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.7%
  • Asian, 4.8%
  • Black or African American, 3.8%
  • Unknown, 1.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Sales Representative Race

Sales Representative RacePercentages
White76.1%
Hispanic or Latino13.7%
Asian4.8%
Black or African American3.8%
Unknown1.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.1%

Sales Representative Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Sales Representatives.

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

Sales Representative Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201078.41%3.95%4.32%11.73%
201177.90%3.83%4.65%12.26%
201277.97%3.74%4.63%12.15%
201377.36%3.99%4.52%12.68%
201476.46%4.17%4.60%13.15%
201576.86%3.95%4.59%12.97%
201676.37%3.68%4.66%13.57%
201776.50%3.97%4.54%13.27%
201876.17%3.86%4.65%13.54%
201976.12%3.76%4.76%13.65%

Sales Representative Wage Gap By Race

White Sales Representatives have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Sales Representatives have the lowest average salary at $45,790.
$52,000
$50,000
$48,000
$46,000
$44,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$51,071
White$51,248
Black or African American$45,790
Asian$48,536
Hispanic or Latino$48,138

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Average Age of a Sales Representative

We determined the average age of Sales Representatives based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Sales Representative Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4547
Unknown3842
Asian4644
Hispanic or Latino4344
White4948
American Indian and Alaska Native41.5

Sales Representative Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Sales Representative employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Sales Representatives is 40+ years old, which represents 70% of the population.

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Sales Representative Age

Sales Representative YearsPercentages
20-30 years9%
30-40 years22%
40+ years70%

Types of Sales Representative Degree Levels

The most common degree for Sales Representatives is Bachelor's Degree 54% of Sales Representatives earn that degree. A close second is High School Diploma with 20% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 16%.

  • Bachelors, 54%
  • High School Diploma, 20%
  • Associate, 16%
  • Diploma, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 6%

Sales Representatives By Education

Sales Representative DegreePercentages
Bachelors54%
High School Diploma20%
Associate16%
Diploma4%
Other Degrees6%

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Sales Representative Wage Gap By Education

Sales Representatives with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $73,141 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Sales Representatives earn a median annual income of $64,272 compared to $50,665 for Sales Representatives with an Associate degree.
$74,000
$69,000
$64,000
$59,000
$54,000
$49,000
$44,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$48,319
Master's Degree$73,141
Bachelor's Degree$64,272
Some College/ Associate Degree$50,665

Sales Representative Employment Statistics

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Sales Representatives.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Sales Representative Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees1%
50 - 100 employees1%
100 - 500 employees3%
500 - 1,000 employees7%
1,000 - 10,000 employees35%
> 10,000 employees53%

Top Industries Hiring Sales Representatives

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Sales Representatives. Those industries include Retail, Technology and Manufacturing.

Fortune 500

Retail

Technology

Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical

Sales Representative Turnover And Employment Statistics

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 Sales Representatives changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Sales Representative Unemployment Rate By Year

YearSales Representative Unemployment Rate
20106.75%
20116.06%
20124.91%
20134.06%
20143.30%
20152.93%
20162.45%
20172.47%
20182.23%
20192.12%

The Average Number of Years That Sales Representative Stay in a Job

By looking over 443,599 Sales Representatives resumes, we figured out that the average Sales Representative enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Sales Representative Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year32%
1-2 years35%
3-4 years13%
5-7 years11%
8-10 years4%
11+ years5%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of 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 Sales Representatives.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Sales Representative5.17%
Wedding Consultant7.00%9,997
Electronics Sales Associate7.09%255,397
Rental Manager7.23%1,336
Finance Service Advisor7.29%128,740
Counter Clerk8.34%75,258
Travel Counselor12.49%40,996

Sales Representative LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Wedding Consultant7.00%9,997
Electronics Sales Associate7.09%255,397
Rental Manager7.23%1,336
Finance Service Advisor7.29%128,740
Counter Clerk8.34%75,258
Travel Counselor12.49%40,996

Foreign Languages Spoken By Sales Representatives

The most common foreign language among Sales Representatives is Spanish at 65.1%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.0% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 3.0%.

  • Spanish, 65.1%
  • French, 7.0%
  • Portuguese, 3.0%
  • Chinese, 3.0%
  • Mandarin, 2.8%
  • Other, 19.1%

Sales Representative Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish65.1%
French7.0%
Portuguese3.0%
Chinese3.0%
Mandarin2.8%
Other19.1%

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Sales Representative Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a Sales Representative can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of Sales Representatives is $129,033. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Sales Representatives Earn The Most?

The map here shows where 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 Sales Representatives Located?

By looking through more than 443,599 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Sales Representatives are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Sales Representatives

Where Are Sales Representatives In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country Sales Representatives are in the most demand.

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Sales Representative Demographics FAQs

What percentage of Sales Representatives are female?

43.7% of sales representatives are female in the United States. This is -0.9 percentage points lower than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female sales representatives has increased by 2.1 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 676,589 female sales representatives in the U.S. and 871,670 male sales representatives in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 1,548,259 people with the specific job title of sales representative and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

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