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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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Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Account Manager (Part Time) – Columbus, OH – SterilMed (Stm-Sales)-8071140103 Description Sterilmed, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for an Associate Account Manager (Part Time) for the Columbus, OH area. As an FDA-registered medical device manufacturer, we provide an affordable solution for ho...
9:00am to 5:00pm Monday-Friday*NO WEEKENDS* No experience necessary-WE PROVIDE A SALES MANAGER TO CLOSE EACH DEAL Above average income $700-$1500+ per week Earned Medical Benefits $900 Monthly production based bonuses Paid On the Job Training (Must Qualify) We are looking for individuals with: Good communication skills Takes direction well Can Do Attitude Reliable Transportation and Ready to Start...
Hartford County, CT, All Areas Company Overview B2B Global Network, Inc. is a fun and profitable place to start or build a career. with true RESIDUAL Income – for LIFE!!! We are a sales and marketing company with a “HOT” product. that is sold without any Door-to-Door canvassing. Since our inception, in Westport, CT in late 2012, we have generated over $350,000 in total sales. So far, in 2014 (Q1),...
Job Description InterMetro Industries (Metro), is a business unit of Emerson. For more than 80 years, InterMetro has been the world’s leading manufacturer of technology, storage and transport solutions in healthcare, food service, commercial and consumer products. Committed to understanding the needs of customers and channel partners, Metro provides complete solutions that optimize space, improve...
Seeking an experienced pharmaceutical sales rep with 3+ years experience with solid documented accomplishments. Prefer candidate have experience selling in the CNS specialty arena. Rep will call on Neurologists and Psychiatrists in a Naples FL to Ft Myers FL area territory in a non POD based sales environment. Base salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience plus a performance based bonu...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Sales Representative- Specialist Energy –Fort Wayne, IN- Ethicon US, LLC-5235140415 Description Ethicon US, LLC, a part of the Global Surgery Group within the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Sales Representative- Specialist Energy, located in Fort Wayne, IN. Ethicon US LLC , a Johnson & Johnson company, commerc...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Acclarent-ENT Consultant-Miami, FL-8902140415 Description Acclarent, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an ENT Consultant in Miami, FL. Acclarent, Inc. is a medical device company in Menlo Park, CA that was established in June of 2004. The company is dedicated to the development of innovative devices p...
Director of International Sales, Caribbean & Latin America General Hotel & Restaurant Supply, the premier foodservice equipment and supply leader in South Florida since 1955, is looking for an experienced Director of International Sales. As we expand to meet market demands, we will be adding a Director of International Sales to spearhead our plans for expansion into our Caribbean & Latin American...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Cardiovascular Sales Representative (Columbia, SC - West) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-6069140313 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Cardiovascular Sales Representative for the Columbia, South Carolina geography which extends North to Rock Hill and South...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Area Business Manager (CNS), Missouri - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-5832140310 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CNS, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Area Business Manager to support the Missouri district. Janssen CNS is a company driven by dedication to product innovation, customer foc...
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...
Looking for a fulfilling career? Search no further then Spex! Your spirited style and passion for customer care is desired in helping us spread Spex appeal. Our private boutiques centered around customer satisfaction are waiting for you! If you are detail oriented, thrive in an organized environment and are rewarded by making people smile you should consider becoming an Optical Technician with Spe...
Tired of the mundane, useless assignments? Frustrated with hearing “you don’t have enough experience?” Want to work at a company where your ideas will be heard and your results will be appreciated and rewarded? Looking for a company where you’ll make a difference, a solid contribution and be part of a professional team? Then Keep reading…this might be the opportunity that you’ve been looking for!...
Middlesex County, CT, All Areas Company Overview B2B Global Network, Inc. is a fun and profitable place to start or build a career. with true RESIDUAL Income – for LIFE!!! We are a sales and marketing company with a “HOT” product. that is sold without any Door-to-Door canvassing. Since our inception, in Westport, CT in late 2012, we have generated over $350,000 in total sales. So far, in 2014 (Q1)...
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...
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...
The Company We are full-service general contractor and insurance restoration company, licensed, bonded, and insured to handle both residential and commercial projects. In our 25 years of combined experience, we have built a reputation of excellence. We maintain an A+ rating with Better Business Bureau and the long-term trust of our growing number of customers. We are seeking energetic, outgoing, a...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Institutional Sales Specialist (Chicago, IL WEST) – Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-8291140414 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson and Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Institutional Sales Specialist to support the Chicago, Illinois West geography. As a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Compa...
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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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