Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores

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Workforce
2.63M
2018 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
37.2
Average Salary
$26,544
Average Male Salary
$29,638
Average Female Salary
$23,203

About

The top three occupations in the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group are Cashiers, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Stockers and order fillers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, and Customer service representatives. On average, full-time employees in the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group work 42 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $37,750. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.3 hours and earn an average annual salary of $11,531.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group are Milwaukee City (South) PUMA, WI, Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC, and Chittenden, Franklin & Grand Isle CountiesBurlington City PUMA, VT. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group. Cashiers are the most common position, but the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) 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 Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

2.63M
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 39.5k

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Cashiers represent the largest share of positions held in Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores at 24.2%, followed by Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers with 14.8% and Stockers and order fillers with 13%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group, by number of employees, are Cashiers, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Stockers and order fillers, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, and Customer service representatives.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores employs an unusually high number of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Stockers and order fillers, and Bakers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Financial managers, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$26,544
AVERAGE WAGE
± $478

On average, employees in the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group make $26,544 per year. This number makes Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores the 253 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 Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.464
WAGE GINI

Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores has a wage GINI of 0.464, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) 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 Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $29,638 and $23,203. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

1.26M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±27.5k
1.37M
MALE WORKFORCE
±28.6k

51.9% of workers in the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$29,638
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$734
$23,203
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$594

On average, Male workers in the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group make 1.28 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) 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. White

On average, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander employees in the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group earn 1.25 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 Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) 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 Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) 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 Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores is from Retail Trade.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores is from Retail Trade.

The Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) 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 Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores is from Retail Trade.

The Construction Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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