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Retail Industry Overview


In this land of shoppers, retail is the monarch of industries. The US retail sector comprises about 1 million locations with total annual revenue of approximately $4 trillion, according to Hoovers. Some of the largest companies offering retail jobs are Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, Costco and Kroger. While large companies dominate some retail sectors (such as mass merchandisers and grocery stores), other sectors (such as convenience stores and auto dealers) are fragmented. Many specialty retailers operate just a single store.

Retail Job Market


Retail sales workers held nearly 4.5 million jobs in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Jobs in retail sales are projected to increase by more than 739,000 from 2010 to 2020. Although there were more than 3.3 million retail cashiers in 2010, this occupation is expected to grow at a slower pace than the average over the forecast decade. More than 1.6 million people worked as first-line supervisors of retail sales workers in 2010; this occupation is also expected to grow more slowly over the decade.

With the retail industry continuously morphing to satisfy the demands of fickle customers, retail employment is more diverse than ever. While millions of retail sales workers are employed in bricks-and-mortar stores, retail career opportunities can also be found in catalog sales, Internet commerce and other digital media distribution channels. At the high end, expert IT workers are applying advanced data-mining techniques to strategic retail decisions such as store locations.

Key retail job opportunities include retail cashier, retail sales associate, retail sales representative, retail sales consultant, retail stock coordinator, retail buyer, retail merchandiser, retail sales manager, retail store manager and retail general manager.

Retail Salaries


Retail cashiers earned median wages of $18,820 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Median wages for retail sales workers were $21,010; the top 10 percent earned $38,510. Median salaries for retail sales managers were $34,900 in 2011. Purchasing managers, including retail trade merchandising managers, earned median wages of $97,130.
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Are you looking for an outside sales career with a company that uses leading-edge technology? POSITION PROFILE Ricoh USA Sales Professionals are responsible for selling and introducing our entire product line up to their customers and prospects. Ricoh USA offers a competitive compensation plan including base salary, uncapped commissions, an expense allowance and the opportunity to achieve monthly...
Sales Representative Fitness / Health Sales / Marketing - Sales & Sales Management Full-time United States - Oregon - Portland The Compensation $50k to $60k Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - Yes Bonus Eligible - No Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Detailed Description Inside Sales Representative Portland, Oregon We looking for a S...
Territory Sales Representative covering Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Expect overnight travel, normally a couple nights out per week. We sell for several steel mills, one produces steel tubing the other steel bar. Our main office is in Dayton, OH and ideally the selected candidate will live in the area and work out of our main office here. Steel experience is not necessary but is pr...
Company Info: Deluxe Corporation is an award winning provider that is launching new products, offering new services, and creating new ways to help small businesses and financial institutions succeed. We provide an environment that is dynamic, not bureaucratic and a structure that is rewarding, not routine, now we need you to provide the passion and expertise! Job Description: You can feel the ener...
Join the World’s Largest Car Rental Company as a Branch Manager Trainee! As a Branch Manager Trainee, you are responsible for driving your own career, we just provide the fuel! Each year, many talented people join Hertz, and the best become future Branch Managers of our Hertz Local Edition branches. Our program provides hands-on training in: sales, operations, customer service, finance & accountin...
Responsibilities You’re focused on your future – on finding the right fit for your talent and charisma, and making your presence known. And when you join Verizon Wireless, you’ll find unlimited opportunities to evolve, excel and amplify your success with a company that’s continually redefining the communications industry. If you’re ready to make your mark with a team that thrives on collaboration,...
Responsibilities You’re focused on your future – on finding the right fit for your talent and charisma, and making your presence known. And when you join Verizon Wireless, you’ll find unlimited opportunities to evolve, excel and amplify your success with a company that’s continually redefining the communications industry. If you’re ready to make your mark with a team that thrives on collaboration,...
Responsibilities You’re focused on your future – on finding the right fit for your talent and charisma, and making your presence known. And when you join Verizon Wireless, you’ll find unlimited opportunities to evolve, excel and amplify your success with a company that’s continually redefining the communications industry. If you’re ready to make your mark with a team that thrives on collaboration,...
Responsibilities You’re focused on your future – on finding the right fit for your talent and charisma, and making your presence known. And when you join Verizon Wireless, you’ll find unlimited opportunities to evolve, excel and amplify your success with a company that’s continually redefining the communications industry. If you’re ready to make your mark with a team that thrives on collaboration,...
Responsibilities You’re focused on your future – on finding the right fit for your talent and charisma, and making your presence known. And when you join Verizon Wireless, you’ll find unlimited opportunities to evolve, excel and amplify your success with a company that’s continually redefining the communications industry. If you’re ready to make your mark with a team that thrives on collaboration,...
Responsibilities You’re focused on your future – on finding the right fit for your talent and charisma, and making your presence known. And when you join Verizon Wireless, you’ll find unlimited opportunities to evolve, excel and amplify your success with a company that’s continually redefining the communications industry. If you’re ready to make your mark with a team that thrives on collaboration,...
Comcast shapes the future at the intersection of media and technology. We create world-class experiences that people love and trust and drive innovation that builds value. We bring millions TV and Internet, entertainment, sports and news, communications and home management, theme parks, television and movies. Comcast brings to life the best of what's to come. Job Summary: Responsible for promoting...
Do you have what it takes to join our winning team? Because we're looking for top-notch employees at WIN. WIN is the term we like to use because it captures our spirit, our brand, and our passionate business approach (it's also our stock ticker symbol). WIN also encompasses our work family - the real winners - who embody this philosophy. Windstream is the Fortune 500 provider of choice for data, v...
Do you have what it takes to join our winning team? Because we're looking for top-notch employees at WIN. WIN is the term we like to use because it captures our spirit, our brand, and our passionate business approach (it's also our stock ticker symbol). WIN also encompasses our work family - the real winners - who embody this philosophy. Windstream is the Fortune 500 provider of choice for data, v...
Do you have what it takes to join our winning team? Because we're looking for top-notch employees at WIN. WIN is the term we like to use because it captures our spirit, our brand, and our passionate business approach (it's also our stock ticker symbol). WIN also encompasses our work family - the real winners - who embody this philosophy. Windstream is the Fortune 500 provider of choice for data, v...
Do you have what it takes to join our winning team? Because we're looking for top-notch employees at WIN. WIN is the term we like to use because it captures our spirit, our brand, and our passionate business approach (it's also our stock ticker symbol). WIN also encompasses our work family - the real winners - who embody this philosophy. Windstream is the Fortune 500 provider of choice for data, v...
Responsibilities You’re focused on your future – on finding the right fit for your talent and charisma, and making your presence known. And when you join Verizon Wireless, you’ll find unlimited opportunities to evolve, excel and amplify your success with a company that’s continually redefining the communications industry. If you’re ready to make your mark with a team that thrives on collaboration,...
Commercial Insurance Solutions is a well-established & family owned Independent Insurance Agency in the Akron area. We are currently looking to hire an energetic and enthusiastic candidate who excels in customer service and possesses strong computer skills. This is an exciting, full-time opportunity for a Commercial Lines Property and Casualty Customer Service Agent. Responsibilities to include: ·...
Comcast shapes the future at the intersection of media and technology. We create world-class experiences that people love and trust and drive innovation that builds value. We bring millions TV and Internet, entertainment, sports and news, communications and home management, theme parks, television and movies. Comcast brings to life the best of what's to come. Job Summary: Responsible for promoting...
Alarm Sales Manger, Sales Manager Trainee or Sales Professional SafeTouch is offering an Exceptional Career Opportunity for Driven Self Motivated Professionals who would like to be a Manager or Sales Professional with a growing Dynamic Company in a recession proof business. Join Safetouch Security, America’s fastest growing home security company and sell the newest State of the Art Technology in 2...
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Retail Sales

Rate of Growth
12.60 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
8,268,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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