Sales & Office Occupations

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Total Workforce

34.3M

Average Age

41

Estimated Job Growth

2.91%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$41,374

Average Male Salary

$54,076

Average Female Salary

$33,532

About

Sales & Office Occupations are most often employed by the Grocery Stores industry. The average yearly wage for Sales & Office Occupations was $41,374 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Sales & Office Occupations by wage are Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations, Natural resources, construction, & maintenance occupations, and Military specific occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Sales & Office Occupations are Norman, Oklahoma City (South) & Moore Cities PUMA, OK, Washington & Ozaukee Counties PUMA, WI, and Henderson City (West) PUMA, NV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Sales & Office Occupations are El Paso City (Southeast) PUMA, TX, Carr 2-Carr 100 PUMA, PR, and San Juan Municipio (Este) PUMA, PR.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Sales & Office Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Grocery 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 El Paso City (Southeast) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$41,374

AVERAGE SALARY

± $217

In 2017, Sales & Office Occupations earned an average of $41,374, $10,691 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

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

0.478

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Sales & Office Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.478, 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

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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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Sales & Office Occupations, by number of employees, are Grocery Stores, Department stores & discount stores, and Insurance carriers & related activities.

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Industries by Share

34.3M

2017 Workforce

± 126,035

-0.245%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 0.519%

The number of people employed as Sales & Office Occupations has been declining at a rate of -0.245%, from 34,417,080 people in 2016 to 34,332,755 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Sales & Office Occupations employed by various industries. Grocery Stores employs the largest share of Sales & Office Occupations at  5.65%, followed by Department stores & discount stores with 4.92% and Insurance carriers & related activities with 4.06%.

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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 40.1 and of female Sales & Office Occupations is 41.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Sales & Office Occupations is White.

Gender Composition

13.1M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 84,845

21.2M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 104,673

61.8% 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

74.3% of Sales & Office Occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.7% of Sales & Office Occupations, Black 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

40.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.103

41.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.0817

The median age of Sales & Office Occupations is 41, and Male employees are generally 1.46 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 Active Listening and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Sales & Office Occupations need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Writing, and Reading Comprehension.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Sales & Office Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Sales & Office Occupations are expected to see a growth of 2.91% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

2.91%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Sales & Office Occupations. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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