Health and Personal Care Stores: NAICS 446

About the Health and Personal Care Stores subsector

The health and personal care stores subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Health and Personal Care Stores subsector retail health and personal care merchandise from fixed point-of-sale locations. Establishments in this subsector are characterized principally by the products they retail, and some health and personal care stores may have specialized staff trained in dealing with the products. Staff may include pharmacists, opticians, and other professionals engaged in retailing, advising customers, and/or fitting the product sold to the customer's needs.

North American Industry Classification System

The health and personal care stores subsector consists of a single industry group, Health and Personal Care Stores: NAICS 4461.

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in health and personal care stores. 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

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2015
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2016
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2016
Mar.
2016

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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1,033.2 1,036.0 (P) 1,036.1 (P) 1,046.3

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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827.9 813.7 (P) 806.8  

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2015

Cashiers

204,570

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

60,360

Pharmacists

128,420

Pharmacy aides

25,100

Pharmacy technicians

198,220

Retail salespersons

172,330

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for health and personal care stores.

(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 health and personal care stores.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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2015
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2015
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2016
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2016

Average hourly earnings

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$22.14 $21.82 $21.74 (P) $21.70

Average weekly hours

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30.3 29.8 29.7 (P) 29.7

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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2015
Dec.
2015
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2016
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2016

Average hourly earnings

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$17.12 $17.23 $17.22 (P) $17.16

Average weekly hours

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28.8 28.6 28.8 (P) 28.5

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2015
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

9.56 10.39 19,890 21,610

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

19.05 20.56 39,620 42,770

Pharmacists

58.32 57.51 121,300 119,620

Pharmacy aides

11.26 12.15 23,410 25,270

Pharmacy technicians

13.64 14.23 28,370 29,610

Retail salespersons

10.48 12.16 21,800 25,290

(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 health and personal care stores. 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 2011 2012 2013 2014

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

11 7 7 12

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

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

 

Total recordable cases

2.1

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

0.9

Cases involving days away from work

0.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.3

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.

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2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016

Producer price index

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(P) 145.0 (P) 145.3 (P) 140.3 (P) 143.0

Percent change from previous month

  (P) -1.7% (P) 0.2% (P) -3.4% (P) 1.9%

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in health and personal care stores. 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

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2014
1st quarter
2015
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2015
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2015

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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108,055 (P) 107,695 (P) 108,148 (P) 108,712

Local government

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10 (P) 10 (P) 10 (P) 10

Federal government

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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Labor productivity index, output per hour

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102.467 103.456 108.611  

Percent change from previous year

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-1.1 1.0 5.0  

Labor index, total labor hours

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99.891 101.398 100.401 101.270

Percent change from previous year

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-0.3 1.5 -1.0 0.9

Output index

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102.355 104.903 109.046  

Percent change from previous year

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-1.4 2.5 3.9  

Unit labor costs index

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107.126 107.078 106.256  

Percent change from previous year

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2.6 0.0 -0.8  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: April 29, 2016