Demographic information on Retail salespersons in the US. The average age of male Retail salespersons in the workforce is 38.2 and of female Retail salespersons is 36.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Retail salespersons is White.
Data on higher education choices for Retail salespersons from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Retail salespersons is Business but a relatively high number of Retail salespersons hold a major in Liberal Arts & Humanities.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Retail salespersons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retail salespersons need many skills, but most especially Persuasion, Service Orientation, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Retail salespersons need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Persuasion, and Technology Design.
Projections on wages and job growth for Retail salespersons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Retail salespersons are expected to see a growth of 1.7% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.