Hardware stores

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Workforce

202k

2018 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

42.4

Average Salary

$32,835

Average Male Salary

$35,875

Average Female Salary

$26,798

About

The top three occupations in the Hardware stores Industry Group are Retail salespersons, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Cashiers, Customer service representatives, and Stockers and order fillers. On average, full-time employees in the Hardware stores Industry Group work 43.1 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $42,552. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.8 hours and earn an average annual salary of $14,817.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Hardware stores Industry Group are Alliance City PUMA, OH, St. Lawrence County PUMA, NY, and Windsor Town, Healdsburg & Sonoma Cities PUMA, CA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Hardware stores.

Workforce

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

The highest average salary in Hardware stores goes to Project management specialists.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

202k

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 11k

2.32%

1 Year Growth

± 7.6%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Hardware stores Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 2.32%, , from 197k people in 2017 to 202k people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Hardware stores by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Retail salespersons represent the largest share of positions held in Hardware stores at 29.8%, followed by Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers with 15.3% and Cashiers with 14.5%.

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Most Common

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

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Hardware stores employs an unusually high number of Small engine mechanics, Retail salespersons, and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Hardware stores, by average wage, are Project management specialists, Human resources workers, and General & operations managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$32,835

AVERAGE WAGE

± $2,342

On average, employees in the Hardware stores Industry Group make $32,835 per year. This number makes Hardware stores the 234 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 Hardware stores Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.48

WAGE GINI

Hardware stores has a wage GINI of 0.48, which is more than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Hardware 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 Hardware stores Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Hardware stores Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $35,875 and $26,798. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

67.5k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±6.38k

134k

MALE WORKFORCE

±8.99k

66.5% of workers in the Hardware stores Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Hardware stores Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$35,875

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$3,084

$26,798

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$3,304

On average, Male workers in the Hardware stores Industry Group make 1.34 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Hardware 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. White

  3. Other

On average, Asian employees in the Hardware stores Industry Group earn 1.65 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 Hardware stores Industry Group.

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Input/Output

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

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Intermediate Inputs

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

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

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

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