Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers: NAICS 444

About the Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers subsector

The building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers subsector retail new building material and garden equipment and supplies from fixed point-of-sale locations. Establishments in this subsector have display equipment designed to handle lumber and related products and garden equipment and supplies that may be kept either indoors or outdoors under covered areas. The staff is usually knowledgeable in the use of the specific products being retailed in the construction, repair, and maintenance of the home and associated grounds.

North American Industry Classification System

The building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Building Material and Supplies Dealers: NAICS 4441
  • Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores: NAICS 4442

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

Data series Back
data
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

Jump to page with historical data
1,223.3 1,220.1 (P) 1,221.4 (P) 1,217.3

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

Jump to page with historical data
981.8 956.7 (P) 969.7  

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

Cashiers

147,140

Industrial truck and tractor operators

32,820

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

61,900

Retail salespersons

447,900

Stock clerks and order fillers

48,760

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

29,490

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

Data series Back
data
Nov.
2013
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014

Average hourly earnings

Jump to page with historical data
$17.04 $17.10 $17.02 (P) $17.09

Average weekly hours

Jump to page with historical data
33.1 32.5 32.3 (P) 31.6

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
data
Nov.
2013
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014

Average hourly earnings

Jump to page with historical data
$14.84 $14.98 $14.96 (P) $14.93

Average weekly hours

Jump to page with historical data
32.2 31.0 30.9 (P) 30.4

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

$9.96 $10.43 $20,720 $21,690

Industrial truck and tractor operators

$11.06 $12.00 $23,010 $24,960

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

$11.01 $11.67 $22,900 $24,270

Retail salespersons

$12.08 $13.60 $25,120 $28,280

Stock clerks and order fillers

$11.23 $11.73 $23,360 $24,400

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

$13.70 $14.01 $28,490 $29,140

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2009 2010 2011 2012

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

31 32 20 33

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

 

Total recordable cases

5.3 5.1 5.4 5.2

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

3.3 3.0 3.5 3.4

Cases involving days away from work

1.5 1.4 1.7 1.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.8 1.6 1.8 1.7

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction.

Data series Back
data
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014

Producer price index

Jump to page with historical data
(P) 133.5 (P) 133.1 (P) 132.6 (P) 132.9

Percent change from previous month

  (P) -0.2% (P) -0.3% (P) -0.4% (P) 0.2%

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers. Also included in this section is information on productivity, presented as the rate of change in output per hour of workers in the industry.

Establishments

Data series Back
data
4th quarter
2012
1st quarter
2013
2nd quarter
2013
3rd quarter
2013

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

Jump to page with historical data
71,552 (P) 71,077 (P) 71,394 (P) 71,171

Local government

Jump to page with historical data
4 (P) 3 (P) 3 (P) 3

Federal government

Jump to page with historical data
1 (P) 1 (P) 1 (P) 1

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

Data series Back
data
2009 2010 2011 2012

Labor productivity index, output per hour

Jump to page with historical data
106.397 111.198 114.398 119.196

Percent change from previous year

Jump to page with historical data
-4.8 4.5 2.9 4.2

Labor index, total labor hours

Jump to page with historical data
93.013 90.203 90.449 89.864

Percent change from previous year

Jump to page with historical data
-8.1 -3.0 0.3 -0.6

Output index

Jump to page with historical data
98.963 100.305 103.472 107.114

Percent change from previous year

Jump to page with historical data
-12.5 1.4 3.2 3.5

Unit labor costs index

Jump to page with historical data
116.661 112.028 110.247 107.002

Percent change from previous year

Jump to page with historical data
5.9 -4.0 -1.6 -2.9

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

To learn about careers from an industry perspective, see the Career Guide to Industries.

 

Data extracted on: April 24, 2014