Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers

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2019 Workforce
2.87M
Average Age
41.5
Estimated Job Growth
−5.49%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$52,835
Average Male Salary
$62,459
Average Female Salary
$42,228

About

Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers are most often employed by the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores industry. The average yearly wage for Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers was $52,835 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers by wage are Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, and Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers are Benton County PUMA, AR, Dale City, Lake Ridge & Woodbridge PUMA, VA, and Henderson City (West) PUMA, NV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers are Rocky Mount City PUMA, NC, Cullman & Winston Counties PUMA, AL, and Benton County PUMA, AR.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores is the industry that employs the most Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, by average wage, is Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing. Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers are paid most in Brownsville & Ocean Hill PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Rocky Mount City PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$52,835
AVERAGE SALARY
± $805

In 2019, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers earned an average of $52,835, $2,689 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians make somewhat more than Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers while Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.415
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.415, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (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 Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, by number of employees, are Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores, General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters, and Clothing stores.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, by average wage, are Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing, Other consumer goods rental, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

2.87M
2019 Workforce
± 41,231
−2.06%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 2.06%

The number of people employed as Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers has been declining at a rate of −2.06%, from 2,935,192 people in 2018 to 2,874,794 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers employed by various industries. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores employs the largest share of Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers at  14%, followed by General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters with 13.7% and Clothing stores with 7.58%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers in the US. The average age of male Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers in the workforce is 42.1 and of female Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers is 40.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

1.51M
MALE WORKFORCE
± 29,991
1.37M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 28,581

52.4% of Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

66.8% of Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.2% of Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers.

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Age by Gender

42.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.27
40.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.281

The median age of Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers is 41.5, and Male employees are generally 1.28 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers is Business but a relatively high number of Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers hold a major in Personal & Culinary Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Service Orientation, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Operations Analysis.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are expected to see a growth of −5.49% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers.
−5.49%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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