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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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National Restoration company looking for an experienced Sales Manager for our Chicago location. Earn Salary, Commission and overrides. Must know how to train and build a quality sales team. Serious inquires looking for long term employment only....
Put Your People Skills to the TEST! Omega Marketing Group is currently offering sales and marketing positions that include comprehensive training. No prior experience necessary; we will train you to learn a variety of skills from sales and human resources to management and mentorship. Successful candidates will have opportunities to advance through the organization. As a fast paced company in the...
Do you pride yourself on being able to overcome objections and move the customer to a resounding "YES"? Every day our sales team runs dozens of leads with homeowners, and not every appointment results in a closed sale. While our product represents an ideal solution for the homeowner, for whatever reason the objection for moving forward was not uncovered and the sales rep left without a signed orde...
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...
Description PLS Logistics is hiring Account Executive Trainee’s to join our growing team of sales professionals at our headquarters in Cranberry TWP, PA. The first year is spent in training where you will get paid to learn about the industry, PLS, and develop business relationships along the way. You will join our expanding sales team in our transportation brokerage division where your earnings ar...
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...
Responsibilities You’re focused on your future – on finding the right fit for your talent and charisma, and making your presence known. And when you join Verizon Wireless, you’ll find unlimited opportunities to evolve, excel and amplify your success with a company that’s continually redefining the communications industry. If you’re ready to make your mark with a team that thrives on collaboration,...
Responsibilities You’re focused on your future – on finding the right fit for your talent and charisma, and making your presence known. And when you join Verizon Wireless, you’ll find unlimited opportunities to evolve, excel and amplify your success with a company that’s continually redefining the communications industry. If you’re ready to make your mark with a team that thrives on collaboration,...
Responsibilities Performance excellence – that’s Verizon Wireless. We’re committed to doing and being the best, and we’ve worked hard to build a foundation of service, integrity, trust and respect. We’re innovative thinkers, relentlessly pursuing unmatched technology and service. If you’re looking to join a company that takes care of its customers, employees, and the communities in which we live,...
Responsibilities You’re focused on your future – on finding the right fit for your talent and charisma, and making your presence known. And when you join Verizon Wireless, you’ll find unlimited opportunities to evolve, excel and amplify your success with a company that’s continually redefining the communications industry. If you’re ready to make your mark with a team that thrives on collaboration,...
Responsibilities The primary responsibility of this position is to provide exceptional customer service to individuals visiting the Verizon Wireless store. As a member of the store team, the incumbent(s) should strive toward helping the store achieve its financial and customer service goals. You must also be able to actively engage customers and provide world-class customer service.Provides except...
Responsibilities About Verizon Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to the task. Whatever your passion and expertise, when you join VZW, you'll find a sales team determined to change the world and empower our customers to do the same! You'll tackle challenges that will continually spark your intellect, fuel your passion and d...
Cabinet & Flooring Sales and Design Consultant About You Looking For a Career, Not a Job? If you have a passion for people and a flair for design, this is the career opportunity you have been waiting for. If you are a self-motivated, and detail orientated individual we will provide the tools and training you need to achieve outstanding success. If you’re the type of person who desires compensation...
Grocery Management Position-Dalton, GA · Are you ready to work with a stable, family owned company that will provide the training, support and guidance needed for you to succeed? · Are you a personable person with a strong work ethic and ability to work flexible hours (day, evenings, weekends and holidays)? · Come grow with us in this important 3rd Key/Assistant Manager position at our Dalton, GA...
PLS Logistics Services is now recruiting for the Account Executive Trainee position (entry-level, inside sales) located in our BRAND-NEW satellite facility in Tampa, Florida! The first year is spent in training where you will get paid to learn about the industry, PLS, and develop mentorships along the way. You will join our expanding sales team in our transportation brokerage division where your e...
Responsibilities You’re focused on your future – on finding the right fit for your talent and charisma, and making your presence known. And when you join Verizon Wireless, you’ll find unlimited opportunities to evolve, excel and amplify your success with a company that’s continually redefining the communications industry. If you’re ready to make your mark with a team that thrives on collaboration,...
Purpose of Role: To help the Veterinary Division achieve its volume and profit goals through effectively managing sales personnel that call directly on veterinary clinics. Principal Accountabilities: • Achieve profitable sales growth objectives within assigned area through planning and management of sales personnel. • Achieve product penetration objectives within assigned area through planning and...
At Farmington Coca-Cola, we make, market and distribute happiness. If you have a passion for making people happy, you belong with us. Job Description § The District Sales Manager leads the execution of sales initiatives. § The District Sales Manager will have full responsibility for sales execution in all local, regional and national assigned accounts. § Responsible for the execution of all sales...
They say everything is bigger & better in Texas…. Well PLS has now joined the party! About PLS Over the past two decades, we have become one of the country’s leading logistics management service providers. Based just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, we have expanded to include offices in Jacksonville, FL and now DALLAS, TX as we are continuing our domination of the industry! We ship with thousands of co...
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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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