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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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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...
Panama City, 32402
NH Logo.jpg Sales/Business Dev Customer Account Representative The News Herald is seeking a Customer Account Representative. Ideal candidate will need strong communication skills, and very high attention to detail. Excellent customer service and organizational skills required and must have excellent computer skills. This position will work collaboratively with their assigned team to ensure excepti...
Panama City, 32402
NH Logo.jpg Sales/Business Dev Inside Sales Representative- Retail The Panama City News Herald is looking for Inside Retail Sales Representatives. Position responsibilities are: Assist customers with questions, develop ad copy, use features and benefits in the sales process. Sell print and digital advertising to a retail client list over the phone or in-person to maximize the benefits of advertisi...
Odessa, 79762
General CLEARTALK WIRELESS is hiring all positions in ODESSA, MIDLAND, PECOS, & MONAHANS. Candidates must be aggressive, motivated, & have great customer service skills. Retail experience preferred but not required. Competitive pay, commissions, & benefits! Bi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Please contact: kburrus@ flatwireless.com...
Midland, 79701
Sales FLOWERLAND FT Sales Person needed. Must have good customer relations and phone etiquette. Computer experience preferred. Saturdays & holidays required. Fax resume to 432-682-8949, apply in person, or email resume to *****, no phone calls please....
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America. 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 abilities. Sales experience is a p...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America. 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 abilities. Sales experience is a p...
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. 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 abilities. Sales experience is a p...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America. 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 abilities. Sales experience is a p...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America. 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 abilities. Sales experience is a p...
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. 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 abilities. Sales experience is a p...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America. 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 abilities. Sales experience is a p...
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. 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 abilities. Sales experience is a p...
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...
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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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