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Occupational Report for Advertising Sales Agents (41-3011) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

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

Employment Outlook for Advertising Sales Agents
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was at about the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be at about the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a much slower rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Advertising Sales Agents There are 24 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 24 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Advertising Consultant, Eugene & Medford OR 8/17/14 Eugene
Ad Sales Account Executive 8/17/14 Portland
Account Executive 8/13/14 Eugene
Account Executive 8/12/14 Eugene
Digital Account Executive 8/8/14 Portland $45,000/yr to $46,000/yr Neg.
Part - Time Advertising Sales 8/8/14 Baker City $10.00/hr
Associate Account Executive 8/8/14 Hillsboro
Advertising Sales Account Executive 7/29/14 Medford
Account Representative, Medical Supplies Acute Portland 7/29/14 Lake Oswego Neg.
P/T Street Team - Portland, OR 7/27/14 Tigard
Advertising Consultant -Outside Sales Representative 7/22/14 Tigard
Advertising Consultant, Eugene & Medford OR 7/11/14 Eugene
Senior Outside Account Executive-Portland, OR 7/4/14 Portland
Advertising Consultant -Outside Sales Representative 6/27/14 Medford
Outside Sales - Seaside, OR 6/15/14 Seaside
Advertising Sales Account Representative 6/4/14 Eugene Neg.
Sales Representative 6/3/14 Astoria $1,633/mo DOE
Outside Sales Representative 5/29/14 Pendleton
Sales Account Executive 4/25/14 Medford
Sales Representative 2/11/14 Beaverton $9.10/hr to $12.00/hr
Account Executive 1/29/14 Portland
Account Executive 1/12/14 Portland
Major Account Executive 1/1/14 Portland
Sales Account Executive - KCBY 11/29/13 Eugene
Job Openings from the Web for Advertising Sales Agents The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 97 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Customer Service / Sales Associate 8/19/14 Portland D3 Solutions
Advertising Sales Representative 8/19/14 Portland
4 ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS - Marketing / Advertising / Sales 8/19/14 Portland
Account Management - Marketing / Advertising Junior Executives 8/19/14 Portland
Sports Minded and Entertainment - Advertising and Marketing 8/19/14 Portland
Account Executive 8/18/14 Eugene CBS Outdoor
Advertising Sales Executive/ C-Level Magazine 8/18/14 Portland
Outside Advertising Sales 8/17/14 Medford
Advertising Sales Representative 8/17/14 Portland
Advertising Sales Executive/ Real Estate Agent Magazine 8/17/14 Portland
Ad Sales Account Executive 8/17/14 Portland
Account Executive 8/16/14 Eugene CBS CORPORATION
Ad Sales Account Executive 8/15/14 Portland Comcast
Outside Account Executive 8/15/14 Lake Oswego Clipper Magazine
Outside Sales Representative 8/14/14 Salem Welcome Wagon
Advertising Consultant Eugene & Medford OR 8/14/14 Eugene Cox Auto Trader
Ad Sales Account Executive 8/14/14 Portland Comcast
Advertising Sales Representative SMS 8/14/14 Portland
Outside Sales Representative 8/14/14 Corvallis Welcome Wagon
Outside Sales Representative 8/14/14 Albany Welcome Wagon
4 ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS - Marketing / Advertising / Sales 8/13/14 Portland
ECL-Portland-OR - DEXMEDIA 8/13/14 Portland Dex Media
Sports Minded and Entertainment - Advertising and Marketing 8/13/14 Portland
Internet Advertising Sales Executive 8/13/14 Portland
4 ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS - Marketing / Advertising / Sales 8/13/14 Portland
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State of Oregon License Information for Advertising Sales Agents No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Advertising Sales Agents
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $11.60 $14.95 $20.26 $28.14 $40.38 $23.27 $48,407
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 13.74 15.65 17.63 26.14 32.86 20.52 42,686
Multnomah / Washington 12.81 17.10 22.41 29.60 46.12 25.99 54,062
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 14.55 15.69 17.17 18.65 26.69 19.11 39,746
Lane 9.44 11.93 18.59 29.52 42.09 22.23 46,235
Coos / Curry 12.04 15.97 18.49 22.65 27.98 19.77 41,141
Jackson / Josephine 11.97 13.74 20.88 26.99 34.66 22.03 45,833
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Regional Employment Projections for Advertising Sales Agents
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 1,408 1,467 59 4.2% 6 43 49
Multnomah / Washington 666 720 54 8.1% 5 20 25
Lane 128 129 1 0.8% 0 4 4
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 117 123 6 5.1% 1 4 5
Jackson / Josephine 90 87 -3 -3.3% 0 3 3
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 75 72 -3 -4.0% 0 2 2
Clackamas 75 73 -2 -2.7% 0 2 2
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 67 64 -3 -4.5% 0 2 2
Coos / Curry 29 27 -2 -6.9% 0 1 1
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 28 27 -1 -3.6% 0 1 1
Baker / Union / Wallowa 27 25 -2 -7.4% 0 1 1
Douglas 23 22 -1 -4.3% 0 1 1
Klamath / Lake 19 19 0 0.0% 0 1 1
Morrow / Umatilla 17 14 -3 -17.6% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 17 16 -1 -5.9% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 12 10 -2 -16.7% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Advertising Sales Agents
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 1,408
Total All Industries Private 1,405
Manufacturing Private 25
Printing and Related Support Activities Private 20
Information Private 916
Publishing Industries (except Internet) Private 486
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers Private 479
Wage and Salary Workers, Second Job in Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry Private 415
Radio and Television Broadcasting Private 415
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 414
Specialized Design Services Private 14
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services Private 385
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Private 15
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries Private 14
Educational Requirements for Advertising Sales Agents The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. Those with a Bachelor's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Advertising Sales Agents
  • Apply Public Relations Techniques
  • Apply Telephone Communication As Sales Tool
  • Communicate With Media Representatives
  • Conduct Customer Surveys
  • Conduct Sales Presentations
  • Describe And Demonstrate Goods And Services
  • Develop Advertising Strategy
  • Develop Marketing Strategy
  • Evaluate Advertising Promotions
  • Monitor Consumer And Marketing Trends
  • Obtain Information From Clients, Customers, Patients Or Others
  • Provide Customer Service
  • Sell Products Through Advertising
  • Understand Sales Contracts
  • Use Correct Grammar, Punctuation And Spelling
  • Use Marketing Techniques
  • Use Sales Techniques
  • Write Advertisement Copy
Schools and Training Providers for Advertising Sales Agents The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Advertising Sales Agents These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Clackamas Community College
Clatsop Community College
Columbia Gorge Community College
Klamath Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Umpqua Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Advertising Sales Agents matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Pro 37%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Except Technical And Scienti 32%