Retail salespersons

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
3.15M
Average Age
38.2
Estimated Job Growth
−0.574%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$32,227

About

Retail salespersons are most often employed by the N/A industry. The average yearly wage for Retail salespersons was $32,227 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Retail salespersons by wage are Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members, Fence erectors, and Tree trimmers and pruners.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Retail salespersons are N/A. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Retail salespersons are Webb CountyLaredo City (Central) PUMA, TX, Pasco County (West Central) PUMA, FL, and Edinburg City PUMA, TX.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Retail salespersons and on wages and locations for those in the field. N/A is the industry that employs the most Retail salespersons, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Retail salespersons, by average wage, is N/A. Retail salespersons are paid most in N/A but are relatively concentrated in Webb CountyLaredo City (Central) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$32,227
AVERAGE SALARY
± $615

In 2020, Retail salespersons earned an average of $32,227, $23,727 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members make somewhat more than Retail salespersons while Tree trimmers and pruners make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Retail salespersons as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.527
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Retail salespersons had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.527, which is higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Retail salespersons (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Retail salespersons.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Retail salespersons.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Retail salespersons in the US. The average age of male Retail salespersons in the workforce is N/A and of female Retail salespersons is N/A, and the most common race/ethnicity for Retail salespersons is N/A.

Composition by Sex

N/A% of Retail salespersons are N/A, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Retail salespersons.

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Race & Ethnicity

N/A% of Retail salespersons are N/A, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing N/A% of Retail salespersons, N/A is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Retail salespersons.

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Age by Sex

The median age of Retail salespersons is 38.2, and Male employees are generally N/A years N/A than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Retail salespersons from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Retail salespersons is N/A but a relatively high number of Retail salespersons hold a major in Communication Technologies.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
MOST COMMON MAJORS
  1. N/A
  2. N/A
  3. N/A
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Retail salespersons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retail salespersons need many skills, but most especially Persuasion, Service Orientation, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Retail salespersons need more than the average amount of Persuasion, Negotiation, and Service Orientation.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Retail Salespersons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Retail Salespersons are expected to see a growth of −0.574% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−0.574%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Retail Salespersons. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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