Department stores & discount stores

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Workforce

2.15M

2017 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

38.4

Estimated Job Growth

N/A%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$26,132

Average Male Salary

$29,021

Average Female Salary

$24,164

About

The top three occupations in the Department stores & discount stores Industry Group are Retail salespersons, Stock clerks & order fillers, Cashiers, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, and Customer service representatives. On average, full-time employees in the Department stores & discount stores Industry Group work 41.1 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $35,105. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23.8 hours and earn an average annual salary of $11,825.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Department stores & discount stores Industry Group are Benton County PUMA, AR, Independence, Cleburne, Van Buren, Sharp, Izard, Stone & Fulton Counties PUMA, AR, and Suwannee, Taylor, Madison, Hamilton & Lafayette Counties PUMA, FL. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Department stores & discount stores.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Department stores & discount stores Industry Group. Retail salespersons are the most common position, but the Department stores & discount stores Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Stock clerks & order fillers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Department stores & discount stores goes to Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

2.15M

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 35.7k

-6.78%

1 Year Growth

± 2.48%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Department stores & discount stores Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -6.78%, , from 2.31M people in 2016 to 2.15M people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Department stores & discount stores by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Retail salespersons represent the largest share of positions held in Department stores & discount stores at 18.9%, followed by Stock clerks & order fillers with 17.8% and Cashiers with 15.3%.

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Most Common

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

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Department stores & discount stores employs an unusually high number of Stock clerks & order fillers, Retail salespersons, and Other Sales Workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Department stores & discount stores, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Pharmacists, and Financial analysts.

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Wages

Average Salary

$26,132

AVERAGE WAGE

± $552

On average, employees in the Department stores & discount stores Industry Group make $26,132 per year. This number makes Department stores & discount stores the 248 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 Department stores & discount stores Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.451

WAGE GINI

Department stores & discount stores has a wage GINI of 0.451, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Department stores & discount 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 Department stores & discount stores Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Department stores & discount stores Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $29,021 and $24,164. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

1.28M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±27.6k

871k

MALE WORKFORCE

±22.8k

59.5% of workers in the Department stores & discount stores Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Department stores & discount stores Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$29,021

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$1,011

$24,164

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$618

On average, Male workers in the Department stores & discount stores Industry Group make 1.2 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Department stores & discount stores Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

  2. Asian

  3. White

On average, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races employees in the Department stores & discount stores Industry Group earn 1.24 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 Department stores & discount stores Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Department stores & discount 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 Department stores & discount stores Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Department stores & discount 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 Department stores & discount stores is from Retail Trade.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Department stores & discount 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 Department stores & discount stores Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Department stores & discount stores Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Department stores & discount 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 Department stores & discount 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 Department stores & discount 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 Department stores & discount stores Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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