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Retail salespersons&

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Total Workforce
3.38M
Average Age
37.7
Estimated Job Growth
6.8%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$27,442
Average Male Salary
$36,549
Average Female Salary
$18,902

About the photo: Photo courtesy of Bell Ella Boutique, a series of boutique clothing stores.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Retail salespersons and on wages and locations for those in the field.

Diversity

Demographic information on Retail salespersons in the US.

Education

Data on higher education choices for Retail salespersons from The Department of Education and Census Bureau.

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Retail salespersons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Retail salespersons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Retail salespersons and on wages and locations for those in the field. Department stores & discount stores is the industry that employs the most Retail salespersons, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Retail salespersons, by average wage, is Computer Systems Design. Retail salespersons are paid most in Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC.

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Wage Distribution

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Industries by Share

Diversity

Demographic information on Retail salespersons in the US. The average age of male Retail salespersons in the workforce is 38.3 and of female Retail salespersons is 37.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Retail salespersons is White.

Gender Composition

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Age by Gender

Education

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 Communication Technologies.

Majors

Skills

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.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Retail salespersons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Retail salespersons are expected to see a growth of 6.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

Job Growth

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