Information About Telemarketers

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Training

Telemarketers need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Telemarketers
Training for Telemarketers
Percent
Less than High School 9.0
High School 36.3
Some College 30.8
Associates Degree 8.1
Bachelors Degree 13.4
Masters Degree 1.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.5

Employment

Represents about 341,000 people in the United States- 0.5% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 37,000 less telemarketers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 85,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, telemarketers make $12.46 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Telemarketers $8.09 $8.95 $10.80 $14.30 $18.90
Sales and related occupations $8.17 $9.04 $11.90 $20.60 $35.10
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, telemarketers make $25,920 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Telemarketers $16,840 $18,610 $22,520 $29,930 $39,440
Sales and related occupations $16,990 $18,800 $24,840 $42,990 $73,070
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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