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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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Saint Louis, 63104
Automotive Broadway Truck Centers. Used Truck Salesperson. Light, Medium, Heavies. Guaranteed Salary + Commission. Auto allowance. Send resume to 1506 S. 7th Street St. Louis MO 63104 or email ***** (1888585)...
Saint Louis, 63104
-Sales - Broadway Ford Truck Sales. New Ford Truck Salesperson All size Ford Trucks Guaranteed Salary + Commission. Auto allowance. Send resume to 1506 S. 7th Street St. Louis MO 63104 or email ***** (1888591)...
Retail Wireless Consultant - Full Time Durant, OK-SAL009948 U.S. Cellular believes a sale is really a connection. It's an opportunity to understand the changing needs of your customer, and share your extensive knowledge about the products and services that'll best serve those needs. You'll quickly discover that the solutions you offer do more than just strengthen your relationship with your custom...
Cashier Greeter - Full Time Weaverville, NC-SAL009869 Position Profile First impressions go a long way. If you love to help people, you may want to consider a career at U.S. Cellularâ. That's why we strive to make every customer experience one that leaves a lasting impression. We consider this role the face of U.S. Cellular and the number one source of support for our Retail Wireless Consultants....
Retail Wireless Consultant (Topsham, ME - Full Time)-SAL009945 U.S. Cellular believes a sale is really a connection. It's an opportunity to understand the changing needs of your customer, and share your extensive knowledge about the products and services that'll best serve those needs. You'll quickly discover that the solutions you offer do more than just strengthen your relationship with your cus...
Cashier Greeter - Oakland, MD (part-time 29 hours/wk)-SAL009845 Position Profile First impressions go a long way. If you love to help people, you may want to consider a career at U.S. Cellularâ. That's why we strive to make every customer experience one that leaves a lasting impression. We consider this role the face of U.S. Cellular and the number one source of support for our Retail Wireless Con...
Retail Wireless Consultant - Part Time Madison, WI-SAL009947 U.S. Cellular believes a sale is really a connection. It's an opportunity to understand the changing needs of your customer, and share your extensive knowledge about the products and services that'll best serve those needs. You'll quickly discover that the solutions you offer do more than just strengthen your relationship with your custo...
Job Description: Aesculap, Inc. is the largest worldwide supplier of surgical instruments and implants for all disciplines including neurosurgery, microsurgery, ENT, plastic and reconstructive, thoracic, micro-vascular, cardiovascular, orthopedic, spine, laparoscopic, general surgeries and central processing. We were founded in Germany in 1867 and have been in operation in the U.S. since 1977. Our...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for a Dispatcher ready to grow their career with the leader in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to organize the daily dispatch of equipment for the branch in a safe and timely m...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for an Inside Sales Rep who is ready to grow their career with the leading company in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to assist with increasing branch revenue and profitability...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for a Sales Representative ready to grow their career with the leader in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals ready to increase revenue for the branch through exceptional customer s...
Fort Walton Beach, 32547
Daily News Color.tif Sales Auto Account Executive The Northwest Florida Daily News is looking for an experienced sales person who is a self starter and has a passion for sales. The right candidate will provide both print and online advertising solutions for our auto dealers. If you think you possess the skills sets to sell into this market, please send your resume to ***** The NW...
Fort Walton Beach, 32547
Daily News Color.tif Sales Multi-Media Advertising Sales Exciting Opportunity!! Find out why our team loves their job. Is it the exciting environment, the revenue rewards, the great benefits, or all of the above? The Northwest Florida Daily News is adding talented & motivated multi-media sales professionals to our advertising team. This position includes developing, presenting and closing sales fo...
Company Confidential JONESBORO, AR, 72401
ADVERTISING SALES Consultant The Sun is looking for an energetic individual to maintain and grow an established sales territory. Position is full time with full benefits package, salary plus incentive. If you are a self-starter and enjoy meeting people, this job is for you. Send a detailed cover letter saying why you should be considered for this position as well as an updated resume to dmosesso@...
Company Confidential CONWAY, AR, 72033
OUTSIDE VENDOR-SHOW INDIVIDUAL Traveling Scrub Uniform Company seeking highly motivated individual traveling the state of AR for scrub shows. Company vehicle & benefits. Clean driving record a must! Please email resume to: *****...
Company Confidential BENTON, AR, 72015
STORE MANAGER Cherry’s Hallmark on Dave Ward Dr. is hiring a store manager. Retail experience is required. Store manager is responsible for daily operations, employee management, and leadership for customer service. Send resumes to: Cherry’s Hallmark 1300 Military Road, Benton, AR 72015...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
Galpin Ford, Lincoln & RV is seeking Auto / RV Salespersons for Dewey. Great income potential & excellent benefits avail. Exp. a +, but will consider any individual showing willingness to learn sales Contact: Guy at 928-632-7808...
Odessa, 79763
Sales INSIDE / SALES COUNTER PERSON With good people skills needed. Full time. With good benefits. Send resume to: jewell.kirkpatrick@ mmsls.net or come by 2639 Kermit Hwy Odessa, TX for application....
Earn $60k or more with growth opportunity FT, year round, Sales Assoc. to sell major appliances in fast paced environ., Retail sales exp. pref’d, Exc. Benefits inc. Paid Medical. Email Resume: ***** =...
Internet Auto Sales Well respected Shoreline Jeep Dodge dealership has a rare opening for an entry level internet and sales rep. No exp. necessary, we will train you. Must be smart, personable, and make a good impression on customers. Call 203-245-0451 and ask for TJ or email your resume to ***** Click to apply by EMAIL =...
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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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