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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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KTVI FOX 2/KPLR11 has openings in News and Sales. Go to fox2now.com/contact, KPLR11.com/contact or call 314-213-7414 Job Hotline . Please tell us where you saw this ad. E/O/E (1889706)...
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Having Trouble Viewing This Job Posting? Here is a text only version: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Individuals with Sales Skills are Often Very Successful as Real Estate Agents. Is Becoming a Real Estate Agent Right For You? Are Your Sales Skills Being Underutilized? Many people find themselves in jobs where their education and skills are not being fully utilized. A few in...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for a Sales Associate ready to grow their sales career with the leader in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals ready to support the increase of revenue for the branch through except...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for an Inside Sales Rep who is ready to grow their career with the leading company in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to assist with increasing branch revenue and profitability...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for a Sales Associate ready to grow their sales career with the leader in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals ready to support the increase of revenue for the branch through except...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for a Sales Representative ready to grow their career with the leader in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals ready to increase revenue for the branch through exceptional customer s...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for a Sales Representative ready to grow their career with the leader in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals ready to increase revenue for the branch through exceptional customer s...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for a Sales Associate ready to grow their sales career with the leader in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals ready to support the increase of revenue for the branch through except...
Sales Professional/Account Manager I am a Recruiter working with a Fortune 500 company that is seeking a strong Sales Professional in Wadsworth, OH. Become a part of a successful, growing and established organization that is looking for people to grow with them. They can demonstrate the success and earnings of people who have worked with this office, plus down the road you have the option of runni...
Description Primary Responsibilities Property Types: Office, Retail, Industrial and Multi-Family. Valuation Underwriting / Argus Models: Must be proficient in Argus including but not limited to option leases, rent steps, CAM pools, advanced retail sales and detailed expense pass throughs. Valuation Models: Import Argus cash flows into Excel based pricing models for more dynamic modeling. Financing...
Job Description: Aesculap, Inc. is the largest worldwide supplier of surgical instruments and implants for all disciplines including neurosurgery, microsurgery, ENT, plastic and reconstructive, thoracic, micro-vascular, cardiovascular, orthopedic, spine, laparoscopic, general surgeries and central processing. We were founded in Germany in 1867 and have been in operation in the U.S. since 1977. Our...
Fort Walton Beach, 32547
Daily News Color.tif Sales Auto Account Executive The Northwest Florida Daily News is looking for an experienced sales person who is a self starter and has a passion for sales. The right candidate will provide both print and online advertising solutions for our auto dealers. If you think you possess the skills sets to sell into this market, please send your resume to ***** The NW...
Fort Walton Beach, 32547
Daily News Color.tif Sales Multi-Media Advertising Sales Exciting Opportunity!! Find out why our team loves their job. Is it the exciting environment, the revenue rewards, the great benefits, or all of the above? The Northwest Florida Daily News is adding talented & motivated multi-media sales professionals to our advertising team. This position includes developing, presenting and closing sales fo...
SALES REPRESENTATIVE Sysco is the nation's leading food service distributor. We are currently seeking resident, sales professionals to meet continued growth in two different markets. We have a Marketing Associates position open in the Medford/Ashland area as well as a position in the Gold Beach/Brookings area. RESPONSIBILITIES include increasing Sysco's market share in the area through consulting...
Crystal Lake, Downers Grove and Joliet Launch your sales career in the fast growing digital marketing industry Shaw Media is looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist who is responsible for developing new relationships and selling digital marketing and advertising solutions to local businesses. Some of these solutions include web design, video production, social media management and e-commerce. T...
RETAIL SALESPERSON needed at Arkansas Golf Center. Hourly plus commissions. Experience in golf sales preferred. Apply in person at 5150 John W. Allison Road, Conway....
Midland, 79710
Oil Related WE are seeking a FIELD REPRESENTATIVE/ SALES for a busy oilfield service company. Full benefits with 100% paid health insurance. 401K plans, aggresive sales bonuses & salary. Furnished vehicle and opportunity for advancement. This position requires an individual who is self motivated & organized. Oilfield experience preferred. Please send resume to P.O. Box 50776 Midland, TX 79710, or...
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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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