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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

OES data highlights ‐ An Occupational Comparison of Selected Retail Trade Industries, Table 1

/td>Department storesOther general merchandise stores
OccupationEmploymentPercent of industry employmentMean hourly wageEmploymentPercent of industry employmentMean hourly wage
Retail salespersons509,83031.9$9.89344,53023.0$9.73
Stock clerks and order fillers325,39020.49.71197,27013.210.09
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers92,7705.815.84136,6609.115.67
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand62,6503.99.5573,0304.910.66
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers46,0602.914.6236,2902.412.88
Customer service representatives19,9801.310.6632,3802.212.21
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks28,2501.810.7512,9900.914.22
Pharmacy technicians16,0901.012.4919,1601.312.82
Industry total1,598,880100.011.341,500,320100.011.57
Note: The occupations listed above are ranked by the highest combined employment across these two industries. For example, since retail salespersons have a combined employment of 854,360, this occupation is ranked above cashiers, which have a combined employment of 577,870, and so on.


Last modified: December 17, 2009