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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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Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022
Apr.
2022

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,076.1 1,076.6 (p)1,071.4 (p)1,062.0

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

840.6 830.6 (p)821.9  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2021

Cashiers

199,650

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

51,490

Pharmacists

126,060

Pharmacy aides

27,850

Pharmacy technicians

217,820

Retail salespersons

141,450

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage 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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Dec.
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$26.50 $26.89 $26.77 (p)$27.02

Average weekly hours

31.7 31.2 29.6 (p)29.2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Dec.
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$21.87 $22.17 $22.69 (p)$23.04

Average weekly hours

29.5 29.8 28.6 (p)29.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2021
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

13.85 13.72 28,800 28,540

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

18.27 20.56 38,010 42,760

Pharmacists

61.45 57.01 127,820 118,570

Pharmacy aides

14.09 14.39 29,300 29,920

Pharmacy technicians

17.27 16.94 35,930 35,230

Retail salespersons

13.73 14.21 28,560 29,560

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage 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 2017 2018 2019 2020

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

7 8 5 7

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

Data series 2020

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

Total recordable cases

1.8

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

1.2

Cases involving days away from work

0.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.5

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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Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022
Apr.
2022

Producer price index

(p)148.988 (p)150.766 (p)149.992 (p)150.322

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-0.3% (p)1.2% (p)-0.5% (p)0.2%

Footnotes
(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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4th quarter
2020
1st quarter
2021
2nd quarter
2021
3rd quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

112,571 (p)112,021 (p)112,492 (p)112,904

Local government

12 (p)13 (p)13 (p)13

Federal government

       

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2018 2019 2020 2021

Labor productivity index, output per hour

95.428 99.032 111.603  

Percent change from previous year

3.3 3.8 12.7  

Labor index, total labor hours

106.627 104.326 93.653 101.505

Percent change from previous year

-0.2 -2.2 -10.2 8.4

Output index

101.752 103.316 104.519  

Percent change from previous year

3.2 1.5 1.2  

Unit labor costs index

115.637 115.365 113.404  

Percent change from previous year

-1.6 -0.2 -1.7  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: May 20, 2022