Advertising Sales Agents

General Information

Description

Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or Internet establishments or public spaces.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit86.36%
  2. Self-employed10.72%
  3. Private, not for profit2.11%
  4. State and local government0.34%
  5. Federal government0.24%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of advertising sales agents is projected to grow 3 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 14,800 openings for advertising sales agents are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$54,940

State-by-state Salary

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$82,500
$30,420
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 51%
  • High school 29%
  • Some college 13%
  • Associate's degree 3%
  • Post-secondary certificate 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Clerical
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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