General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters

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Workforce
2.18M
2019 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
38.2
Average Salary
$28,118
Average Male Salary
$31,167
Average Female Salary
$30,902

About

The top three occupations in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group are Stockers and order fillers, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Cashiers, Retail salespersons, and Customer service representatives. On average, full-time employees in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group work 41.3 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $36,705. Part-time employees in the same industry work 24.1 hours and earn an average annual salary of $13,019.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group are Benton County PUMA, AR, Tuscaloosa & Northport (Southeast) Cities PUMA, AL, and Lawrence, Henry, Vernon, Cedar, Barton, St. Clair & Dade Counties PUMA, MO. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group. Stockers and order fillers are the most common position, but the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Stockers and order fillers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
−2.94%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 753k people employed in the General Merchandise Stores, including Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters industry. This represents a −2.94% decrease in employment when compared to May 2020.

This chart shows monthly employment numbers for General Merchandise Stores, including Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters over time (non-seasonally adjusted).

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

2.18M
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 36k
24.9%
1 Year Growth
± 1.98%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 24.9%, , from 1.75M people in 2018 to 2.18M people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Stockers and order fillers represent the largest share of positions held in General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters at 18.8%, followed by Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers with 18% and Cashiers with 18%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group, by number of employees, are Stockers and order fillers, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Cashiers, Retail salespersons, and Customer service representatives.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters employs an unusually high number of Stockers and order fillers, Merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Computer & information systems managers, and Computer occupations, all other.

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Wages

Average Salary

$28,118
AVERAGE WAGE
± $604

On average, employees in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group make $28,118 per year. This number makes General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters the 251 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 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 General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.442
WAGE GINI

General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters has a wage GINI of 0.442, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters (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 General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $31,167 and $30,902. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

1.19M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±26.6k
996k
MALE WORKFORCE
±24.4k

54.4% of workers in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$31,167
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,000
$30,902
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,115

On average, Male workers in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group make 1.01 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  2. Asian
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

On average, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander employees in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group earn 1.48 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 General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters 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 General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters Industry Group is Construction.

In this flow diagram, 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 General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters is from Retail Trade.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters is from Retail Trade.

The General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters 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 closest comparable data for General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters is from Retail Trade.
LARGEST PURCHASING INDUSTRY

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

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