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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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Company Confidential Chicago, IL
This is your opportunity to join an established, growing, profitable, stable software leader that offers their customers a proven, high ROI driven solution with high customer satisfaction. Our client offers cutting edge, proven solutions. Candidate can be located anywhere within the region as noted. We are seeking an accomplished sales professional with strong experience selling to the public sect...
Company Confidential Houston, TX
Our client is a growing, global supply chain software company that is expanding their sales organization throughout North America. The company has received recognition for their innovative software offerings that help Fortune 1000 companies optimize their supply chain resources and processes to improve performance. Get in on the ground floor and join this team that offers the ability to maximize y...
Company Confidential New York, NY
Our client develops essential and critical IT software for companies that allow them to offer high performance and simplify IT management, and big data analytics. Their solution offers real time visibility to make key decisions for companies to avoid any problems. We now have a unique opportunity for a qualified candidate with a technical background in the IT software space as noted below with a d...
Looking for a career with unlimited income potential and the flexibility to manage your own schedule? Mutual of Omaha provides exceptional first careers to motivated individuals with a strong passion for success to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Be part of a great team environment and start immediately paying off student loans. As an advisor, you help your clients protect their...
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...
Our client in Los Angeles, California (CA) needs a Web Producer / Traffic Coordinator with Digital emphasis. This person will have tactical day to day tasks and small project management skills. This role does not involve project management in the usual sense with large projects and single delivery. Duties: Schedule / coordinate tasks Lead daily stand up meetings Qualifications (required unless not...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Inside Telesales Specialist Spokane Washington Fortune 500 Global Mailstream Provider Business Services Sales / Marketing - Business Development / New Accounts Full-time United States - Washington - Spokane The Compensation Base Salary - $24,960 - $24,960 Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - No Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Ca...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
HoMedics is a leading consumer products company with 25+ years in business. We have an immediate opportunity available to join our Health and Wellness team as a National Sales Manager for the HoMedics brand. The primary responsibility for this position will be to initiate and establish relationships with current and prospective retailers and to manage the entire sales process including but not lim...
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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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