Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,197,390 0.4 % $19.53 $40,630 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.20 $13.71 $17.54 $22.58 $29.52
Annual Wage (2) $23,300 $28,510 $36,480 $46,970 $61,400


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other General Merchandise Stores 148,260 9.67 $16.26 $33,820
Grocery Stores 133,910 5.42 $19.35 $40,250
Clothing Stores 115,600 10.39 $19.76 $41,110
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 92,240 9.01 $20.09 $41,800
Department Stores 91,290 5.92 $17.03 $35,420

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Shoe Stores 25,340 13.61 $18.24 $37,950
Clothing Stores 115,600 10.39 $19.76 $41,110
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 14,380 10.34 $18.99 $39,490
Gasoline Stations 81,140 9.86 $16.53 $34,380
Book, Periodical, and Music Stores 12,970 9.72 $17.63 $36,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 280 0.03 $45.95 $95,570
Automobile Dealers 39,480 3.79 $34.45 $71,670
Other Financial Investment Activities (8) (8) $33.79 $70,280
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers 100 0.09 $31.73 $65,990
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 840 0.14 $30.19 $62,800


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 118,960 8.47 0.91 $20.85 $43,360
Texas 103,340 10.03 1.07 $19.53 $40,620
Florida 79,290 11.09 1.19 $20.41 $42,450
New York 56,170 6.67 0.71 $22.43 $46,650
Illinois 45,920 8.24 0.88 $19.40 $40,350




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 25,380 14.02 1.50 $17.55 $36,510
New Hampshire 8,170 13.47 1.44 $19.69 $40,960
Mississippi 14,130 13.17 1.41 $17.62 $36,650
North Carolina 45,280 11.87 1.27 $18.51 $38,510
Kentucky 20,480 11.82 1.27 $16.41 $34,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 31,140 8.26 0.88 $22.84 $47,510
Rhode Island 3,740 8.30 0.89 $22.62 $47,060
New York 56,170 6.67 0.71 $22.43 $46,650
Hawaii 6,560 11.36 1.22 $21.88 $45,520
Connecticut 15,920 9.90 1.06 $21.54 $44,790





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 30,650 6.05 0.65 $23.87 $49,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 29,770 7.79 0.83 $21.64 $45,020
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 27,520 7.68 0.82 $20.56 $42,770
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 23,670 9.28 0.99 $20.04 $41,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 20,090 9.02 0.97 $19.34 $40,230
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 18,950 11.16 1.20 $19.48 $40,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 18,540 9.07 0.97 $20.33 $42,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,940 7.33 0.79 $21.51 $44,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 14,290 8.35 0.89 $19.26 $40,060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 12,380 10.84 1.16 $21.05 $43,780


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