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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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We are looking for honest, dependable, sales/customer service representatives that can share information about our company to our customers. Roofing knowledge and experience is not required and we train our representatives to full confidence in order for you to be successful. We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated and proud to be working for a company who values honesty and great qu...
We are looking for honest, dependable, sales/customer service representatives that can share information about our company to our customers. Roofing knowledge and experience is not required and we train our representatives to full confidence in order for you to be successful. We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated and proud to be working for a company who values honesty and great qu...
We are currently looking for entry level and experienced agents that are coachable team players and have the desire along with the work ethic to earn their way to management. Those that are applying for a management position need to have experience in recruiting, office management, sales, customer service and team leadership. At Midwest we represent CenturyLink the third largest telecommunications...
We are currently looking for entry level and experienced agents that are coachable team players and have the desire along with the work ethic to earn their way to management. Those that are applying for a management position need to have experience in recruiting, office management, sales, customer service and team leadership. At Midwest we represent CenturyLink the third largest telecommunications...
First Data President's Club JOB DESCRIPTION We are looking for business savvy individuals who are self driven and are able to successfully initiate and carry out an educational conversation that pertains to the many benefits and lowest rates that National Merchant Services has to offer to business owners nationwide. This includes qualifying business owners for a rate reduction and/or our new top o...
Inside Technology Sales-(Full Sales Cycle) Software/SaaS/Cloud Solutions Northern CA or NJ Position /Company Overview: Join a fast growing,successful and well known global technology Software Company that continues to exceed their salesforecasts and their client expectations. They are constantly in the press because of their award-winning and innovative Unified Communications and HD Video Conferen...
First Data President's Club JOB DESCRIPTION We are looking for business savvy individuals who are self driven and are able to successfully initiate and carry out an educational conversation that pertains to the many benefits and lowest rates that National Merchant Services has to offer to business owners nationwide. This includes qualifying business owners for a rate reduction and/or our new top o...
If you are looking for a unique career opportunity that’ll allow you to be a part of a dynamic, high-performance sales team, then Red Global may be the right place for you to pursue your sales career and make an outstanding living! With Red Global, you will enjoy the highest commissions in the industry coupled with flexible hours and professional training and support. Job Responsibilities: As an V...
First Data President's Club JOB DESCRIPTION We are looking for business savvy individuals who are self driven and are able to successfully initiate and carry out an educational conversation that pertains to the many benefits and lowest rates that National Merchant Services has to offer to business owners nationwide. This includes qualifying business owners for a rate reduction and/or our new top o...
First Data President's Club JOB DESCRIPTION We are looking for business savvy individuals who are self driven and are able to successfully initiate and carry out an educational conversation that pertains to the many benefits and lowest rates that National Merchant Services has to offer to business owners nationwide. This includes qualifying business owners for a rate reduction and/or our new top o...
We are looking for honest, dependable, sales/customer service representatives that can share information about our company to our customers. Roofing knowledge and experience is not required and we train our representatives to full confidence in order for you to be successful. We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated and proud to be working for a company who values honesty and great qu...
We are currently looking for entry level and experienced agents that are coachable team players and have the desire along with the work ethic to earn their way to management. Those that are applying for a management position need to have experience in recruiting, office management, sales, customer service and team leadership. At Midwest we represent CenturyLink the third largest telecommunications...
Customer Development Specialist, Database Marketing and Business Insights At Cortera, we’re on a mission to simplify business information, unlock the power of business data and insight, and simply put… to be the World’s best source for private company information. At Cortera, we’re passionate about business information and even more passionate about helping our customers connect, apply information...
We are currently looking for entry level and experienced agents that are coachable team players and have the desire along with the work ethic to earn their way to management. Those that are applying for a management position need to have experience in recruiting, office management, sales, customer service and team leadership. At Midwest we represent CenturyLink the third largest telecommunications...
JOB DESCRIPTION: Position: Director of Business Development Location: Overland Park, KS Responsibilities: Selling software to C-level executives. Required Skills and Qualifications: Strong territory management, prospecting and business development skills. Comprehensive knowledge of IT terminology. Managing the full life cycle of the sales process. Understands how to sell products through presentat...
First Data President's Club JOB DESCRIPTION We are looking for business savvy individuals who are self driven and are able to successfully initiate and carry out an educational conversation that pertains to the many benefits and lowest rates that National Merchant Services has to offer to business owners nationwide. This includes qualifying business owners for a rate reduction and/or our new top o...
Job Description Time Warner Cable owns and manages cable systems passing approximately 26 million homes in 33 states. The Company has 14.7 million customers for its video, high-speed data and residential telephone services. This includes 13.3 million basic video subscribers and more than 7 million customers who purchase at least two of the Company's primary services. Time Warner Cable operates som...
We are currently looking for entry level and experienced agents that are coachable team players and have the desire along with the work ethic to earn their way to management. Those that are applying for a management position need to have experience in recruiting, office management, sales, customer service and team leadership. At Midwest we represent CenturyLink the third largest telecommunications...
We are currently looking for entry level and experienced agents that are coachable team players and have the desire along with the work ethic to earn their way to management. Those that are applying for a management position need to have experience in recruiting, office management, sales, customer service and team leadership. At Midwest we represent CenturyLink the third largest telecommunications...
We are currently looking for entry level and experienced agents that are coachable team players and have the desire along with the work ethic to earn their way to management. Those that are applying for a management position need to have experience in recruiting, office management, sales, customer service and team leadership. At Midwest we represent CenturyLink the third largest telecommunications...
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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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