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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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Exceptional Sales Engineer to Join our Team! Resodyn Acoustic Mixers, Inc., has an opportunity for a talented, high-energy Sales Engineer to support extraordinary growth in the sales of their ResonantAcoustic Mixer product line. The product is a world-class, specialized industrial mixer that dramatically reduces mixing time and reduces clean-up and set-up costs associated with mixing. The position...
Job Purpose: Customer Service Representative/Sales Associate Duties: * Welcomes customers by greeting them; offering them assistance. * Assist customers by providing information on vehicles. * Documents sale by creating or updating customer profile records. * Processes payments. * Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. *Answers phones calls and verify auto insurance...
A well known, well respected, Property and Casualty Insurance company is looking to add an impact player to its company. This is an excellent opportunity for an existing Commercial Account Manager who is looking to take his/her career to the next level. The duties of the Commercial Account Manager position include: - Account management of insurance business for high profile clients - Servicing acc...
I am a recruiter with Pulsar Media. We have been asked by our client to help staff the the sales team for the season. This is a highly lucrative sales position that is a 6 month contract selling pools. Training classes have started and due to the incredible turnout some future classes have been cancelled. There is no time time to hesitate. It does not cost you anything to explore this opportunity...
I am a recruiter with Pulsar Media. We have been asked by our client to help staff the the sales team for the season. This is a highly lucrative sales position that is a 6 month contract selling pools. Training classes have started and due to the incredible turnout some future classes have been cancelled. There is no time time to hesitate. It does not cost you anything to explore this opportunity...
I am a recruiter with Pulsar Media. We have been asked by our client to help staff the the sales team for the season. This is a highly lucrative sales position that is a 6 month contract selling pools. Training classes have started and due to the incredible turnout some future classes have been cancelled. There is no time time to hesitate. It does not cost you anything to explore this opportunity...
I am a recruiter with Pulsar Media. We have been asked by our client to help staff the the sales team for the season. This is a highly lucrative sales position that is a 6 month contract selling pools. Training classes have started and due to the incredible turnout some future classes have been cancelled. There is no time time to hesitate. It does not cost you anything to explore this opportunity...
I am a recruiter with Pulsar Media. We have been asked by our client to help staff the the sales team for the season. This is a highly lucrative sales position that is a 6 month contract selling pools. Training classes have started and due to the incredible turnout some future classes have been cancelled. There is no time time to hesitate. It does not cost you anything to explore this opportunity...
Looking to gain Business experience after Graduation? Apply today to become Dallas Texas Consultant's Account Manager! Training Provided! www.DallasTexasConsultants.com DTC is currently hiring for our Entry Level Sales and Marketing position Work on our sales and marketing campaigns Work directly with business owners Master the sales model: includes the sales presentations, closing impulse factors...
Job Description: Great opportunity for hard working ambitious individual with Food sales experience, potential for financial growth is unlimited, company offers entrepreneur environment to grow your business, must have food, fish, or meat experience. Company offers excellent benefits and opportunity. Apply now for this great opportunity!!!! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will...
I am a recruiter with Pulsar Media. We have been asked by our client to help staff the the sales team for the season. This is a highly lucrative sales position that is a 6 month contract selling pools. Training classes have started and due to the incredible turnout some future classes have been cancelled. There is no time time to hesitate. It does not cost you anything to explore this opportunity...
I am a recruiter with Pulsar Media. We have been asked by our client to help staff the the sales team for the season. This is a highly lucrative sales position that is a 6 month contract selling pools. Training classes have started and due to the incredible turnout some future classes have been cancelled. There is no time time to hesitate. It does not cost you anything to explore this opportunity...
am a recruiter with Pulsar Media. We have been asked by our client to help staff the the sales team for the season. This is a highly lucrative sales position that is a 6 month contract selling pools. Training classes have started and due to the incredible turnout some future classes have been cancelled. There is no time time to hesitate. It does not cost you anything to explore this opportunity bu...
I am a recruiter with Pulsar Media. We have been asked by our client to help staff the the sales team for the season. This is a highly lucrative sales position that is a 6 month contract selling pools. Training classes have started and due to the incredible turnout some future classes have been cancelled. There is no time time to hesitate. It does not cost you anything to explore this opportunity...
I am a recruiter with Pulsar Media. We have been asked by our client to help staff the the sales team for the season. This is a highly lucrative sales position that is a 6 month contract selling pools. Training classes have started and due to the incredible turnout some future classes have been cancelled. There is no time time to hesitate. It does not cost you anything to explore this opportunity...
I am a recruiter with Pulsar Media. We have been asked by our client to help staff the the sales team for the season. This is a highly lucrative sales position that is a 6 month contract selling pools. Training classes have started and due to the incredible turnout some future classes have been cancelled. There is no time time to hesitate. It does not cost you anything to explore this opportunity...
I am a recruiter with Pulsar Media. We have been asked by our client to help staff the the sales team for the season. This is a highly lucrative sales position that is a 6 month contract selling pools. Training classes have started and due to the incredible turnout some future classes have been cancelled. There is no time time to hesitate. It does not cost you anything to explore this opportunity...
I am a recruiter with Pulsar Media. We have been asked by our client to help staff the the sales team for the season. This is a highly lucrative sales position that is a 6 month contract selling pools. Training classes have started and due to the incredible turnout some future classes have been cancelled. There is no time time to hesitate. It does not cost you anything to explore this opportunity...
I am a recruiter with Pulsar Media. We have been asked by our client to help staff the the sales team for the season. This is a highly lucrative sales position that is a 6 month contract selling pools. Training classes have started and due to the incredible turnout some future classes have been cancelled. There is no time time to hesitate. It does not cost you anything to explore this opportunity...
I am a recruiter with Pulsar Media. We have been asked by our client to help staff the the sales team for the season. This is a highly lucrative sales position that is a 6 month contract selling pools. Training classes have started and due to the incredible turnout some future classes have been cancelled. There is no time time to hesitate. It does not cost you anything to explore this opportunity...
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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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