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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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Washington National's largest American marketing company is looking for a qualified Sales Professional who has the desire to earn a great living, help people with a fabulous product, work a flexible schedule, and service our current rural and urban customers (local farmers, ranchers, dairies and small business owners) with the potential to move into a District Manager postion within 90 days for th...
Do like to make a difference in people’s lives? Do you love what you currently do, or do you just do what you currently do? Individuals from a variety of career backgrounds, including salespeople, finance professionals and teachers/coaches, have found new career success at Mutual of Omaha. As an advisor, you help your clients protect their families and their lifestyles, while earning the income yo...
A Career with Us Will Provide You with: · A marketing plan we help you customize to build your brand effectively · A comprehensive training program focused on people and marketing strategy · Financial support during your early years to help you build your business · Compete with our elite and score trips to awesome places like Hawaii, Beijing and Münich, Germany Realize Your Potential Being a Mutu...
A Career with Us Will Provide You with: · A marketing plan we help you customize to build your brand effectively · A comprehensive training program focused on people and marketing strategy · Financial support during your early years to help you build your business · Compete with our elite and score trips to awesome places like Hawaii, Beijing and Münich, Germany Realize Your Potential Being a Mutu...
A Career with Us Will Provide You with: · A marketing plan we help you customize to build your brand effectively · A comprehensive training program focused on people and marketing strategy · Financial support during your early years to help you build your business · Compete with our elite and score trips to awesome places like Hawaii, Beijing and Münich, Germany Realize Your Potential Being a Mutu...
Position Description: Momentum is seeking to fill positions for outside sales professionals where the primary focus is visiting with small to medium size business owners to deliver effective and ethical sales presentations. This position requires a highly driven, self-motivated individual committed to service and professionalism. Momentum offers: Preset appointments from Momentum's own marketing t...
Position Description: Momentum is seeking to fill positions for outside sales professionals where the primary focus is visiting with small to medium size business owners to deliver effective and ethical sales presentations. This position requires a highly driven, self-motivated individual committed to service and professionalism. Momentum offers: Preset appointments from Momentum's own marketing t...
Position Description: Momentum is seeking to fill positions for outside sales professionals where the primary focus is visiting with small to medium size business owners to deliver effective and ethical sales presentations. This position requires a highly driven, self-motivated individual committed to service and professionalism. Momentum offers: Preset appointments from Momentum's own marketing t...
Client Services Manager CareersUSA, a national staffing firm specializing in temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire placement, is seeking a Client Services Manager for its Newark, DE office. With CareersUSA, you have a unique opportunity to grow with an industry leader. For 33 years, we have been connecting employers with employees using countless tactics and technologies, but none has been more...
A growing Semiconductor Company in the Austin, Texas (TX) area is looking for a Senior DDR Memory IC Design Engineer. Our client is looking for candidates nationwide willing to relocate to the Austin, TX area. Once again, the position is in the Austin, Texas area. Scope of Responsibility: Work closely with other members of a small, focused, team with responsibility for designing the pads and the c...
Our client is seeking a QA Tester in Chandler, Arizona (AZ). Job Description: Growing Technology company in the Chandler, AZ area is looking for a Mobile Apps QA Tester with Perfecto Mobile experience. We are working directly with the Hiring Manager Redesign of Mobile apps so all apps are uniform across tablets and phones - "responsive design" Perfecto Mobile experience Experience with Keynote's D...
Kforce Staffing is currently searching for several experienced Personal Lines Agents to work a Temp-to-Hire position with one of our San Antonio, Texas (TX) clients.This person will provide expertise in sales, placement and service of Personal Lines accounts at financial institutions. Essential Duties: Maintains effective working relationships with current and prospective customers and agency pers...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking an Appointment Setter in Pompano Beach, FL. Earn $11.00 per hour at this part-time, temp-to-hire position. Work 12 to 15 hours per week, Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Job Description: Making Outbound Calls in follow up to marketing efforts Set app...
About the Job: Retail Managers manage our high volume retail stores which include fuel, restaurants, gift and novelty items, grocery and tire shops. Managers promote sales growth, train team members, exhibit and coach outstanding customer service, demonstrate a high sense of urgency, maintain a clean facility, and always do what's right for our employees. -CB -IND Do you want to Fuel Your Career?...
Do you want to Fuel Your Career? Do you have experience in Quick Service, Fast Food, or Full Service R estaurant management? Do you have a proven track record of successful restaurant operations, delivering quality product in a safe working environment, providing exceptional customer service, and training and development? Love's Restaurant Managers promote sales growth, conduct training, exhibit a...
Do you want to Fuel Your Career? Do you have experience in Quick Service, Fast Food, or Full Service R estaurant management? Do you have a proven track record of successful restaurant operations, delivering quality product in a safe working environment, providing exceptional customer service, and training and development? Love's Restaurant Managers promote sales growth, conduct training, exhibit a...
About Encore: Encore Payment Systems is a leader in the payment processing industry, offering our customers the latest technologies including Tablet and Smartphone Solutions, combined with a strong commitment to customer service. We are currently expanding our sales force nationwide and are seeking experienced sales professionals who are skilled at giving professional, honest, and ethical sales pr...
About Encore: Encore Payment Systems is a leader in the payment processing industry, offering our customers the latest technologies including Tablet and Smartphone Solutions, combined with a strong commitment to customer service. We are currently expanding our sales force nationwide and are seeking experienced sales professionals who are skilled at giving professional, honest, and ethical sales pr...
About Encore: Encore Payment Systems is a leader in the payment processing industry, offering our customers the latest technologies including Tablet and Smartphone Solutions, combined with a strong commitment to customer service. We are currently expanding our sales force nationwide and are seeking experienced sales professionals who are skilled at giving professional, honest, and ethical sales pr...
About Encore: Encore Payment Systems is a leader in the payment processing industry, offering our customers the latest technologies including Tablet and Smartphone Solutions, combined with a strong commitment to customer service. We are currently expanding our sales force nationwide and are seeking experienced sales professionals who are skilled at giving professional, honest, and ethical sales pr...
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Rate of Growth
12.60 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
8,268,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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