Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
1,214,170 0.4 % $19.67 $40,910 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.25 $13.82 $17.70 $22.76 $29.78
Annual Wage (2) $23,410 $28,740 $36,820 $47,330 $61,940


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 158,390 9.71 $16.53 $34,390
Grocery Stores 138,880 5.56 $19.46 $40,480
Clothing Stores 112,740 10.37 $19.78 $41,140
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 98,050 9.56 $20.45 $42,530
Health and Personal Care Stores 93,450 9.33 $19.99 $41,580

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 27,030 14.35 $17.97 $37,370
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 14,700 10.45 $18.57 $38,620
Clothing Stores 112,740 10.37 $19.78 $41,140
Gasoline Stations 82,140 9.82 $16.37 $34,050
Other General Merchandise Stores 158,390 9.71 $16.53 $34,390

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 290 0.03 $41.74 $86,820
Automobile Dealers 38,470 3.56 $35.71 $74,270
Other Financial Investment Activities 60 0.02 $33.33 $69,330
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers 110 0.09 $32.64 $67,880
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 730 0.12 $30.96 $64,390


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 122,290 8.55 0.92 $21.07 $43,820
Texas 104,270 9.86 1.06 $19.55 $40,670
Florida 83,990 11.55 1.24 $20.14 $41,890
New York 56,830 6.65 0.71 $22.16 $46,090
Illinois 47,530 8.43 0.90 $18.88 $39,270




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 25,940 14.22 1.53 $17.86 $37,150
Mississippi 14,050 13.01 1.40 $17.86 $37,140
New Hampshire 7,620 12.44 1.33 $20.08 $41,770
Oklahoma 18,170 11.88 1.27 $17.17 $35,720
Maine 6,800 11.70 1.26 $17.62 $36,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 4,020 8.87 0.95 $23.23 $48,320
New Jersey 31,050 8.19 0.88 $23.11 $48,060
Hawaii 6,820 11.59 1.24 $22.71 $47,240
New York 56,830 6.65 0.71 $22.16 $46,090
Pennsylvania 41,350 7.39 0.79 $21.85 $45,440





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 31,730 8.20 0.88 $21.24 $44,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 31,470 6.10 0.65 $23.22 $48,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 29,620 8.14 0.87 $19.79 $41,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 24,000 9.09 0.98 $20.09 $41,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 19,590 11.32 1.22 $18.91 $39,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 19,250 9.18 0.99 $20.38 $42,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 19,170 8.48 0.91 $20.68 $43,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 17,400 7.42 0.80 $21.83 $45,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 13,760 7.86 0.84 $19.27 $40,090
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 12,640 10.89 1.17 $20.80 $43,270