Sales & Office Occupations

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Total Workforce

32.4M

Average Age

41.3

Average Salary

$43,476

Average Male Salary

$58,239

Average Female Salary

$34,805

About

Sales & Office Occupations are most often employed by the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores industry. The average yearly wage for Sales & Office Occupations was $43,476 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Sales & Office Occupations by wage are Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations, Military specific occupations, and Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Sales & Office Occupations are Norman, Oklahoma City (South) & Moore Cities PUMA, OK, Cedar Rapids City PUMA, IA, and Benton County PUMA, AR. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Sales & Office Occupations are San Juan Municipio (Sur) PUMA, PR, Co-op City, Pelham Bay & Schuylerville PUMA, NY, and Doral, Sweetwater Cities & Fontainebleau PUMA, FL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Sales & Office Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores is the industry that employs the most Sales & Office Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Sales & Office Occupations, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Sales & Office Occupations are paid most in Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in San Juan Municipio (Sur) PUMA, PR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,476

AVERAGE SALARY

± $235

In 2018, Sales & Office Occupations earned an average of $43,476, $10,412 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations make somewhat more than Sales & Office Occupations while Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Sales & Office Occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.477

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Sales & Office Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.477, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Sales & Office Occupations (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Sales & Office Occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Sales & Office Occupations.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

32.4M

2018 Workforce

± 123,699

-5.6%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 0.561%

The number of people employed as Sales & Office Occupations has been declining at a rate of -5.6%, from 34,332,755 people in 2017 to 32,411,753 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Sales & Office Occupations employed by various industries. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores employs the largest share of Sales & Office Occupations at  4.08%, followed by Restaurants & Food Services with 3.74% and General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters with 3.22%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Sales & Office Occupations in the US. The average age of male Sales & Office Occupations in the workforce is 40.6 and of female Sales & Office Occupations is 41.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Sales & Office Occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

12M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 81,541

20.4M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 103,087

63% of Sales & Office Occupations are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Sales & Office Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Sales & Office Occupations

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

63.6% of Sales & Office Occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12% of Sales & Office Occupations, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Sales & Office Occupations.

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Age by Gender

40.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.107

41.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.0837

The median age of Sales & Office Occupations is 41.3, and Male employees are generally 1.06 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Sales & Office Occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Sales & Office Occupations is Business but a relatively high number of Sales & Office Occupations hold a major in Business.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Sales & Office Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sales & Office Occupations need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Sales & Office Occupations need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Management of Financial Resources, and Service Orientation.

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