Grocery Stores

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Workforce

2.99M

2017 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

37.3

Estimated Job Growth

N/A%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$25,975

Average Male Salary

$29,110

Average Female Salary

$22,648

About

The top three occupations in the Grocery Stores Industry Group are Cashiers, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Stock clerks & order fillers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, and Customer service representatives. On average, full-time employees in the Grocery Stores Industry Group work 42.1 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $36,630. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.3 hours and earn an average annual salary of $10,790.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Grocery Stores Industry Group are Portland, South Portland & Westbrook Cities PUMA, ME, Ephrata Borough PUMA, PA, and Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Grocery Stores.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Grocery Stores Industry Group. Cashiers are the most common position, but the Grocery Stores Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Grocery Stores goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

2.99M

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 42k

-1.41%

1 Year Growth

± 2.01%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Grocery Stores Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -1.41%, , from 3.04M people in 2016 to 2.99M people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Grocery Stores by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Cashiers represent the largest share of positions held in Grocery Stores at 24.8%, followed by Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers with 16.6% and Stock clerks & order fillers with 12.4%.

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Wages

Average Salary

$25,975

AVERAGE WAGE

± $451

On average, employees in the Grocery Stores Industry Group make $25,975 per year. This number makes Grocery Stores the 249 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 Grocery Stores Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.469

WAGE GINI

Grocery Stores has a wage GINI of 0.469, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Grocery 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 Grocery Stores Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Grocery Stores Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $29,110 and $22,648. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

1.45M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±29.4k

1.54M

MALE WORKFORCE

±30.3k

51.5% of workers in the Grocery Stores Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Grocery Stores Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$29,110

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$700

$22,648

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$550

On average, Male workers in the Grocery Stores Industry Group make 1.29 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Grocery Stores 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 Grocery Stores Industry Group earn 1.21 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 Grocery Stores Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Grocery 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 Grocery Stores Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Grocery 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 Grocery Stores is from Retail Trade.

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Intermediate Inputs

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

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Projections

Growth projections of the Grocery 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 Grocery 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

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Grocery Stores Industry Group.

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Output Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Grocery Stores Industry Group.

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