May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 452000 - General Merchandise Stores is part of: Sectors 44 and 45 - Retail Trade.

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NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 2,976,680 100.00% $8.89 $10.44 $21,720 0.3 %
 
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 34,960 1.17% $29.38 $32.96 $68,560 1.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 100 (7) (5) $70.11 $145,830 8.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 24,020 0.81% $32.06 $34.58 $71,920 0.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 (7) $29.05 $36.53 $75,990 7.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 270 0.01% $41.27 $48.86 $101,640 5.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 5,550 0.19% $24.22 $27.05 $56,270 1.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 (7) $35.86 $43.95 $91,420 9.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 470 0.02% $24.38 $28.63 $59,560 5.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 130 (7) $51.45 $54.96 $114,330 5.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 170 0.01% $25.53 $28.79 $59,890 5.7 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 40 (7) $32.63 $36.60 $76,130 7.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 300 0.01% $31.32 $35.40 $73,640 3.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 90 (7) $46.09 $57.14 $118,840 11.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 170 0.01% $33.55 $37.34 $77,670 5.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 220 0.01% $20.90 $23.10 $48,060 3.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 (7) $32.05 $41.06 $85,400 21.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other (8) (8) $23.62 $26.63 $55,390 2.2 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 28,450 0.96% $16.22 $18.37 $38,220 3.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 3,380 0.11% $20.77 $23.20 $48,270 5.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 (7) $18.10 $19.23 $39,990 5.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 310 0.01% $16.79 $19.96 $41,510 6.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 5,260 0.18% $13.72 $14.45 $30,060 0.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 3,980 0.13% $18.65 $19.90 $41,380 1.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 200 0.01% $26.19 $27.05 $56,270 3.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 690 0.02% $24.46 $26.49 $55,100 5.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 (7) $31.16 $32.03 $66,630 5.7 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 (7) $20.43 $21.38 $44,460 3.8 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1,920 0.06% $23.54 $25.27 $52,560 9.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 (7) $31.45 $32.99 $68,620 5.3 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 120 (7) $26.69 $28.61 $59,510 8.9 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 170 0.01% $26.92 $27.86 $57,950 5.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 100 (7) $21.42 $24.36 $50,680 6.4 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 20,940 0.70% $9.28 $10.75 $22,370 1.2 %
27-1011 Art Directors 70 (7) $27.22 $27.91 $58,050 5.3 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 30 (7) $27.15 $25.73 $53,530 9.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 (7) $19.31 $19.97 $41,530 2.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 200 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 17,660 0.59% $8.92 $10.22 $21,250 0.7 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 70 (7) $17.19 $19.73 $41,040 4.9 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors (8) (8) $23.53 $23.52 $48,930 6.6 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 60,110 2.02% $14.47 $23.12 $48,080 0.3 %
29-1041 Optometrists 120 (7) $36.61 $37.43 $77,850 2.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 22,030 0.74% $44.61 $41.89 $87,130 0.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 24,970 0.84% $11.03 $11.61 $24,150 0.3 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-9011 Massage Therapists 140 (7) $7.53 $8.91 $18,530 6.3 %
 
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 47,010 1.58% $10.29 $11.72 $24,370 0.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 3,200 0.11% $16.78 $17.71 $36,840 0.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 26,370 0.89% $10.09 $11.49 $23,890 0.7 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 40,900 1.37% $9.18 $10.06 $20,920 0.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2,310 0.08% $15.55 $15.78 $32,810 0.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 230 0.01% $8.62 $9.02 $18,760 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 170 0.01% $10.81 $11.00 $22,880 3.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 440 0.01% $9.15 $9.61 $19,980 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 6,260 0.21% $9.56 $9.96 $20,720 0.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 70 (7) $8.57 $9.55 $19,860 5.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 21,930 0.74% $8.43 $9.31 $19,370 0.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 7,320 0.25% $10.29 $10.77 $22,400 0.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,240 0.04% $8.68 $9.32 $19,380 4.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 260 0.01% $7.51 $7.62 $15,840 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 320 0.01% $8.25 $8.48 $17,640 3.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 (7) $8.39 $8.65 $18,000 2.3 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 30 (7) $9.55 $10.08 $20,970 2.2 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 220 0.01% $12.38 $13.37 $27,810 3.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 380 0.01% $8.40 $8.77 $18,240 1.6 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 62,560 2.10% $8.43 $9.10 $18,940 0.4 %
39-5091 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 120 (7) $10.81 $12.28 $25,540 10.2 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 1,900 0.06% $10.19 $10.81 $22,480 0.8 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 1,990 0.07% $8.10 $8.96 $18,640 1.6 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,668,230 56.04% $8.41 $9.43 $19,620 0.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 142,990 4.80% $13.95 $14.99 $31,190 0.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 550,760 18.50% $7.83 $8.19 $17,040 0.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 6,620 0.22% $8.58 $9.32 $19,380 1.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (8) (8) $11.85 $13.83 $28,770 12.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 942,540 31.66% $8.47 $9.21 $19,150 0.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 170 0.01% $9.61 $9.73 $20,230 1.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) (8) $9.04 $11.88 $24,720 8.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) (8) (5) $89.73 $186,630 27.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (8) (8) $21.83 $21.59 $44,900 7.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 12,490 0.42% $9.86 $10.85 $22,560 1.1 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 160 0.01% $6.78 $7.07 $14,710 2.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $11.11 $11.94 $24,830 2.0 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 701,030 23.55% $9.44 $10.27 $21,370 0.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 56,990 1.91% $12.11 $13.74 $28,580 0.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 15,490 0.52% $12.99 $13.51 $28,100 0.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 900 0.03% $16.81 $15.75 $32,760 1.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 470 0.02% $10.67 $11.54 $23,990 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 110 (7) $11.13 $11.21 $23,310 2.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 680 0.02% $9.33 $10.56 $21,960 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 51,010 1.71% $9.89 $10.71 $22,280 0.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 (7) $12.48 $11.72 $24,370 12.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 1,500 0.05% $11.55 $11.99 $24,950 1.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 2,690 0.09% $12.84 $13.32 $27,710 0.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 10,220 0.34% $8.63 $8.99 $18,700 0.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 3,170 0.11% $13.70 $14.71 $30,590 2.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 50,130 1.68% $9.38 $10.38 $21,590 0.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 432,610 14.53% $8.83 $9.42 $19,600 0.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,410 0.05% $15.55 $16.07 $33,430 1.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,920 0.13% $12.07 $12.17 $25,310 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 390 0.01% $11.68 $13.08 $27,210 1.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 900 0.03% $10.37 $10.75 $22,360 5.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 14,180 0.48% $10.44 $11.12 $23,120 0.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 5,130 0.17% $11.22 $11.86 $24,680 0.6 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 50 (7) $9.67 $11.64 $24,210 5.6 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 50 (7) $9.77 $11.75 $24,440 5.6 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 380 0.01% $14.45 $17.50 $36,400 4.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 110 (7) $25.19 $24.59 $51,140 3.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 30 (7) $25.87 $25.73 $53,520 4.9 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,710 1.43% $10.64 $12.29 $25,570 0.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers (8) (8) $14.17 $15.78 $32,820 1.9 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 40 (7) $13.32 $15.00 $31,200 7.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 180 0.01% $16.32 $16.29 $33,880 1.9 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 510 0.02% $9.87 $11.30 $23,490 6.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) (8) $10.81 $11.44 $23,780 1.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) (8) $17.31 $16.88 $35,120 2.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 5,430 0.18% $13.20 $14.18 $29,500 1.0 %
 
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,970 0.10% $19.20 $19.39 $40,330 0.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 9,270 0.31% $11.22 $12.51 $26,030 0.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 6,360 0.21% $16.06 $15.74 $32,740 0.7 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 950 0.03% $11.70 $12.27 $25,520 2.6 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 410 0.01% $10.05 $10.42 $21,680 1.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 170 0.01% $13.12 $13.13 $27,310 1.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 150 0.01% $8.62 $10.33 $21,490 7.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 1,680 0.06% $13.17 $13.33 $27,730 3.8 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 60 (7) $15.33 $15.08 $31,360 5.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 60 (7) $9.12 $9.49 $19,730 3.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 190 0.01% $10.61 $12.18 $25,340 4.4 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 154,360 5.19% $8.55 $9.56 $19,880 0.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,560 0.09% $17.30 $18.67 $38,840 1.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 (7) $21.94 $22.38 $46,540 6.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 390 0.01% $17.13 $16.48 $34,280 3.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,910 0.06% $11.12 $12.16 $25,290 4.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 (7) $10.14 $11.25 $23,400 8.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 1,340 0.05% $12.27 $12.54 $26,080 1.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 6,430 0.22% $17.19 $15.78 $32,830 1.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 22,820 0.77% $8.08 $8.82 $18,350 0.7 %

About May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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Last Modified Date: November 10, 2008