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May 2020 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 nonmetropolitan areas in every state and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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

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NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Level Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 2,994,460 0.5% 100.00% $12.99 $14.74 $30,660 0.3%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 34,700 3.5% 1.16% $36.81 $41.08 $85,440 1.9%
11-1000 Top Executives minor 24,540 4.6% 0.82% $38.38 $41.53 $86,370 2.5%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 24,390 4.6% 0.81% $38.50 $41.59 $86,510 2.5%
11-2000 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers minor 5,950 6.4% 0.20% $34.52 $41.13 $85,550 3.2%
11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers broad 5,910 6.5% 0.20% $34.48 $41.02 $85,320 3.2%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 60 16.2% (7) $71.59 $75.42 $156,870 7.7%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 5,860 6.5% 0.20% $34.35 $40.69 $84,630 3.2%
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers minor 3,210 5.5% 0.11% $35.94 $39.73 $82,640 2.2%
11-3010 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers broad 1,230 6.2% 0.04% $34.43 $36.67 $76,270 1.2%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 80 37.9% (7) $38.29 $50.54 $105,120 14.4%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 1,430 7.7% 0.05% $35.56 $37.48 $77,950 2.1%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 410 20.4% 0.01% $45.39 $50.41 $104,840 5.9%
11-9000 Other Management Occupations minor 1,000 15.6% 0.03% $30.58 $34.11 $70,960 4.1%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 280 10.3% 0.01% $31.28 $32.90 $68,430 1.7%
11-9198 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other detail 710 21.4% 0.02% $30.01 $34.22 $71,170 5.9%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 14,050 3.6% 0.47% $26.47 $28.25 $58,750 1.4%
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists minor 13,860 3.5% 0.46% $26.39 $28.18 $58,600 1.4%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 770 26.2% 0.03% $30.29 $33.33 $69,320 4.6%
13-1070 Human Resources Workers broad 5,450 3.4% 0.18% $23.67 $26.32 $54,740 1.0%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 5,440 3.4% 0.18% $23.66 $26.29 $54,690 1.0%
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners detail (8) (8) (8) $14.54 $16.24 $33,770 4.8%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists detail (8) (8) (8) $36.69 $36.40 $75,710 16.4%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 280 20.5% 0.01% $22.94 $26.68 $55,490 7.2%
13-2000 Financial Specialists minor 190 29.0% 0.01% $31.66 $33.56 $69,810 3.8%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 110 44.8% (7) $29.51 $31.76 $66,050 6.5%
13-2098 Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other detail 70 22.6% (7) $36.83 $37.16 $77,290 2.5%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 420 11.9% 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1211 Computer Systems Analysts detail 40 31.2% (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1230 Computer Support Specialists broad 80 40.3% (7) $27.30 $25.37 $52,770 6.8%
15-1232 Computer User Support Specialists detail 50 48.3% (7) $23.11 $23.07 $47,990 4.7%
15-1299 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 90 36.7% (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 17,690 8.4% 0.59% $14.73 $16.90 $35,150 3.0%
27-1000 Art and Design Workers minor 17,560 8.5% 0.59% $14.72 $16.86 $35,060 3.1%
27-1020 Designers broad 17,550 8.5% 0.59% $14.71 $16.83 $35,010 3.1%
27-1022 Fashion Designers detail 60 27.0% (7) $28.59 $36.85 $76,640 16.2%
27-1023 Floral Designers detail (8) (8) (8) $14.07 $13.90 $28,920 3.1%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail (8) (8) (8) $28.66 $28.40 $59,070 3.6%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers detail 15,880 8.1% 0.53% $14.63 $16.16 $33,610 1.8%
27-2000 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers minor 80 47.9% (7) $15.23 $18.72 $38,940 14.1%
27-2040 Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers broad (8) (8) (8) $15.78 $19.36 (4) 15.4%
27-2042 Musicians and Singers detail (8) (8) (8) $15.78 $19.36 (4) 15.4%
27-3000 Media and Communication Workers minor 50 29.0% (7) $24.58 $30.10 $62,600 6.9%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 40 31.9% (7) $25.16 $30.75 $63,960 7.6%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-9011 Massage Therapists detail 130 36.9% (7) $12.38 $12.44 $25,880 5.2%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 32,290 2.8% 1.08% $16.17 $17.89 $37,200 0.6%
33-1000 Supervisors of Protective Service Workers minor 4,570 3.2% 0.15% $27.07 $27.50 $57,210 0.6%
33-1090 Miscellaneous First-Line Supervisors, Protective Service Workers broad 4,570 3.2% 0.15% $27.07 $27.50 $57,210 0.6%
33-9000 Other Protective Service Workers minor 27,720 3.3% 0.93% $15.39 $16.30 $33,910 0.6%
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators detail (8) (8) (8) $19.18 $21.53 $44,780 1.1%
33-9030 Security Guards and Gambling Surveillance Officers broad 15,030 5.9% 0.50% $14.56 $15.35 $31,920 0.9%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 15,030 5.9% 0.50% $14.56 $15.35 $31,920 0.9%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 50,580 3.7% 1.69% $14.40 $15.15 $31,510 0.5%
35-1010 Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers broad 2,150 7.4% 0.07% $20.63 $21.52 $44,770 2.0%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail 180 18.2% 0.01% $26.11 $25.79 $53,650 1.5%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 1,970 7.7% 0.07% $20.21 $21.14 $43,960 2.2%
35-2000 Cooks and Food Preparation Workers minor 14,460 6.2% 0.48% $14.64 $15.53 $32,300 0.7%
35-2010 Cooks broad 2,250 22.9% 0.08% $14.84 $15.19 $31,590 1.7%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail (8) (8) (8) $14.63 $15.16 $31,540 2.5%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 1,910 26.3% 0.06% $14.97 $15.29 $31,810 2.0%
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order detail (8) (8) (8) $13.99 $14.23 $29,600 3.8%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 12,210 5.9% 0.41% $14.59 $15.59 $32,430 0.7%
35-3000 Food and Beverage Serving Workers minor 32,910 4.2% 1.10% $14.21 $14.62 $30,410 0.6%
35-3023 Fast Food and Counter Workers detail 30,790 4.2% 1.03% $14.32 $14.79 $30,770 0.5%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 1,860 21.3% 0.06% $11.01 $11.67 $24,270 3.2%
35-9000 Other Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers minor 1,070 18.2% 0.04% $13.48 $13.64 $28,370 1.7%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 440 39.4% 0.01% $13.17 $13.23 $27,520 2.3%
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other detail 70 9.7% (7) $17.50 $18.73 $38,950 5.2%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 51,500 6.4% 1.72% $11.84 $14.05 $29,210 1.6%
39-1000 Supervisors of Personal Care and Service Workers minor 4,710 6.5% 0.16% $25.60 $25.78 $53,630 1.2%
39-1098 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service and Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services detail 4,710 6.5% 0.16% $25.60 $25.78 $53,630 1.2%
39-3000 Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers minor 120 38.2% (7) $9.42 $9.86 $20,510 4.5%
39-3090 Miscellaneous Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers broad 120 38.2% (7) $9.42 $9.86 $20,510 4.5%
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants detail 120 38.2% (7) $9.42 $9.86 $20,510 4.5%
39-5000 Personal Appearance Workers minor 46,300 6.6% 1.55% $10.90 $12.85 $26,740 2.0%
39-5010 Barbers, Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists broad 45,420 6.4% 1.52% $10.80 $12.85 $26,720 2.0%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 45,420 6.4% 1.52% $10.80 $12.84 $26,720 2.0%
39-5090 Miscellaneous Personal Appearance Workers broad 870 29.3% 0.03% $12.55 $13.30 $27,660 3.3%
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists detail 480 34.3% 0.02% $12.35 $12.05 $25,070 3.4%
39-5094 Skincare Specialists detail 390 25.2% 0.01% $13.01 $14.82 $30,820 4.7%
39-9098 Crematory Operators and Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other detail 180 47.1% 0.01% $16.81 $15.36 $31,950 7.9%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 1,768,460 0.8% 59.06% $12.51 $13.80 $28,700 0.3%
41-1010 First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers broad 229,330 1.1% 7.66% $19.29 $21.33 $44,370 0.6%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 229,320 1.1% 7.66% $19.29 $21.33 $44,370 0.6%
41-2000 Retail Sales Workers minor 1,482,780 0.8% 49.52% $12.12 $12.65 $26,320 0.4%
41-2010 Cashiers broad 727,220 2.3% 24.29% $11.92 $12.29 $25,550 0.4%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 727,220 2.3% 24.29% $11.92 $12.29 $25,550 0.4%
41-2020 Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons broad 2,130 16.7% 0.07% $10.94 $12.67 $26,360 5.9%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 1,730 18.1% 0.06% $10.22 $12.00 $24,970 4.3%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 400 42.2% 0.01% $13.53 $15.61 $32,460 20.6%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 753,430 2.1% 25.16% $12.37 $13.01 $27,050 0.6%
41-3000 Sales Representatives, Services minor 650 18.0% 0.02% $25.56 $23.04 $47,920 2.3%
41-3091 Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel detail 640 18.2% 0.02% $25.71 $23.08 $48,000 2.3%
41-4010 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing broad (8) (8) (8) $18.56 $21.20 $44,100 6.4%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail (8) (8) (8) $18.56 $21.20 $44,100 6.4%
41-9010 Models, Demonstrators, and Product Promoters broad (8) (8) (8) $15.98 $18.06 $37,570 10.2%
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters detail (8) (8) (8) $15.98 $18.06 $37,570 10.2%
41-9090 Miscellaneous Sales and Related Workers broad 54,640 0.7% 1.82% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail 54,640 0.7% 1.82% (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 207,500 1.8% 6.93% $15.28 $16.89 $35,140 0.5%
43-3000 Financial Clerks minor 12,330 4.5% 0.41% $15.22 $16.97 $35,300 1.5%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 60 2.3% (7) $15.70 $15.81 $32,890 2.9%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 90 27.7% (7) $23.48 $22.85 $47,540 4.0%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 11,280 4.8% 0.38% $14.75 $16.46 $34,240 1.7%
43-3099 Financial Clerks, All Other detail 300 18.0% 0.01% $18.38 $18.68 $38,850 1.8%
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks minor 96,620 3.0% 3.23% $13.77 $14.42 $30,000 0.7%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 82,510 3.4% 2.76% $13.64 $14.16 $29,460 0.8%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 100 17.0% (7) $16.40 $16.37 $34,060 3.4%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 6,620 7.0% 0.22% $12.48 $13.06 $27,170 1.5%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 7,070 7.9% 0.24% $18.33 $18.60 $38,680 1.1%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 280 27.3% 0.01% $16.24 $15.55 $32,350 4.3%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $23.76 $23.08 $48,020 3.8%
43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers minor 23,660 4.7% 0.79% $15.75 $16.96 $35,280 0.8%
43-5030 Dispatchers broad 290 22.0% 0.01% $15.39 $16.17 $33,640 4.3%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 290 22.0% 0.01% $15.39 $16.17 $33,640 4.3%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 1,350 10.9% 0.05% $14.72 $15.98 $33,240 2.7%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks detail 21,510 5.1% 0.72% $15.87 $17.04 $35,440 0.9%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping detail 500 14.9% 0.02% $15.51 $16.76 $34,860 1.5%
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants broad 5,080 6.9% 0.17% $16.19 $16.93 $35,220 1.7%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 150 26.3% 0.01% $27.84 $28.36 $58,990 4.1%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 4,920 7.0% 0.16% $16.00 $16.58 $34,490 1.6%
43-9000 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers minor 8,640 8.3% 0.29% $15.43 $16.88 $35,100 2.1%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 7,640 9.2% 0.26% $15.26 $16.88 $35,120 2.3%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 720 12.3% 0.02% $16.56 $16.72 $34,780 3.2%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 330 45.0% 0.01% $28.39 $31.51 $65,540 5.6%
47-2000 Construction Trades Workers minor 260 42.1% 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2031 Carpenters detail (8) (8) (8) $29.02 $31.53 $65,580 5.6%
47-2111 Electricians detail 50 7.9% (7) $43.72 $42.77 $88,970 2.8%
47-2140 Painters and Paperhangers broad (8) (8) (8) $29.42 $31.79 $66,120 10.0%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail (8) (8) (8) $29.42 $31.79 $66,120 10.0%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 14,550 6.4% 0.49% $18.00 $19.28 $40,090 1.5%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 360 20.8% 0.01% $28.18 $28.35 $58,960 3.9%
49-3020 Automotive Technicians and Repairers broad (8) (8) (8) $16.49 $18.20 $37,850 15.1%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail (8) (8) (8) $16.49 $18.20 $37,850 15.1%
49-9000 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations minor 6,120 11.1% 0.20% $19.79 $19.95 $41,490 2.7%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail (8) (8) (8) $23.51 $24.78 $51,540 3.9%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 4,420 7.6% 0.15% $16.64 $18.55 $38,590 2.2%
49-9090 Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers broad 730 22.8% 0.02% $22.25 $22.02 $45,800 2.4%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 720 23.0% 0.02% $22.30 $22.10 $45,980 2.3%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 32,550 2.7% 1.09% $15.42 $17.37 $36,130 0.5%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 1,380 11.8% 0.05% $26.47 $28.22 $58,700 2.5%
51-3000 Food Processing Workers minor (8) (8) (8) $15.10 $16.55 $34,430 0.4%
51-3020 Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing Workers broad 8,700 4.8% 0.29% $18.08 $18.84 $39,180 0.6%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 8,170 4.8% 0.27% $18.15 $18.91 $39,330 0.6%
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers detail 530 21.4% 0.02% $17.28 $17.68 $36,770 1.9%
51-3092 Food Batchmakers detail 380 7.2% 0.01% $17.10 $16.56 $34,440 1.8%
51-6000 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers minor 2,060 8.9% 0.07% $26.45 $25.35 $52,730 1.3%
51-6050 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Sewers broad 1,930 9.1% 0.06% $26.81 $25.61 $53,270 1.3%
51-6051 Sewers, Hand detail 40 39.2% (7) $20.34 $20.55 $42,740 6.6%
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers detail 1,890 9.1% 0.06% $26.90 $25.71 $53,480 1.3%
51-9000 Other Production Occupations minor 1,120 18.4% 0.04% $15.66 $18.45 $38,370 2.5%
51-9151 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators detail 620 9.4% 0.02% $16.73 $19.37 $40,290 2.4%
51-9190 Miscellaneous Production Workers broad 320 48.1% 0.01% $15.23 $16.25 $33,810 5.0%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 674,750 1.3% 22.53% $13.18 $13.86 $28,830 0.3%
53-1040 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers broad 16,310 2.5% 0.54% $18.41 $19.90 $41,390 0.9%
53-1047 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 16,310 2.5% 0.54% $18.41 $19.90 $41,390 0.9%
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators minor (8) (8) (8) $20.79 $20.10 $41,820 6.5%
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers broad 1,490 33.8% 0.05% $20.91 $20.22 $42,060 6.5%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $12.81 $15.23 $31,680 15.9%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail (8) (8) (8) $22.86 $22.60 $47,010 6.2%
53-3033 Light Truck Drivers detail 1,010 25.6% 0.03% $16.01 $19.35 $40,250 8.2%
53-7000 Material Moving Workers minor 638,140 1.3% 21.31% $13.06 $13.69 $28,470 0.3%
53-7060 Laborers and Material Movers broad 631,890 1.3% 21.10% $13.02 $13.58 $28,240 0.3%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 49,080 4.2% 1.64% $13.52 $14.01 $29,140 1.0%
53-7065 Stockers and Order Fillers detail 563,430 1.4% 18.82% $13.00 $13.42 $27,920 0.3%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other detail 100 37.7% (7) $13.16 $13.95 $29,020 2.8%


About May 2020 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 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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

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

(8) Estimate not released.




Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021