Clothing stores

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Workforce

1.08M

2017 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

33.2

Estimated Job Growth

N/A%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$28,892

Average Male Salary

$38,614

Average Female Salary

$25,737

About

The top three occupations in the Clothing stores Industry Group are Retail salespersons, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Cashiers, Stock clerks & order fillers, and Customer service representatives. On average, full-time employees in the Clothing stores Industry Group work 42.1 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $48,291. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20.5 hours and earn an average annual salary of $9,974.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Clothing stores Industry Group are Columbus (Far Northeast), Gahanna & New Albany Cities PUMA, OH, Lancaster City, East Lampeter, Lancaster & West Lampeter Townships PUMA, PA, and Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Clothing stores.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Clothing stores Industry Group. Retail salespersons are the most common position, but the Clothing stores Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Retail salespersons, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Clothing stores goes to Computer & information systems managers.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

1.08M

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 25.4k

-0.14%

1 Year Growth

± 3.33%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Clothing stores Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -0.14%, , from 1.08M people in 2016 to 1.08M people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Clothing stores by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Retail salespersons represent the largest share of positions held in Clothing stores at 37.7%, followed by Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers with 21.9% and Cashiers with 9.48%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Clothing stores Industry Group, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Cashiers, Stock clerks & order fillers, and Customer service representatives.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Clothing stores employs an unusually high number of Retail salespersons, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Clothing stores, by average wage, are Computer & information systems managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Financial managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$28,892

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,073

On average, employees in the Clothing stores Industry Group make $28,892 per year. This number makes Clothing stores the 243 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Clothing stores Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.564

WAGE GINI

Clothing stores has a wage GINI of 0.564, which is more than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Clothing stores (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Clothing stores Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Clothing stores Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Clothing stores Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Clothing stores Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $38,614 and $25,737. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

815k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±22.1k

264k

MALE WORKFORCE

±12.6k

75.5% of workers in the Clothing stores Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Clothing stores Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$38,614

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$2,994

$25,737

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$1,023

On average, Male workers in the Clothing stores Industry Group make 1.5 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Clothing stores Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

  3. White

On average, Asian employees in the Clothing stores Industry Group earn 1.28 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Clothing stores Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Clothing stores Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Clothing stores Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Clothing stores Industry Group is Construction.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Clothing stores is from Retail Trade.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Clothing stores Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Construction Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Clothing stores Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Clothing stores Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Clothing stores Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Clothing stores Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at N/A%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (N/A%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Clothing stores Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Clothing stores Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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