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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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Summary: Responsible for promoting the sale of new domestic and international retrofit gas turbine equipment and services through development of new customers and fostering and maintaining relationships with existing customers. Essential Functions: • Act as the first point of contact regarding new and potential projects; interface with customers on existing projects to determine and understand the...
AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care was established in 1963, and over the last 50 years has experienced significant growth. With nearly 900 locations throughout North America, AAMCO continues to define innovation; both in our Transmissions and Total Car Care Services. Be part of one of the most important teams in the automotive aftermarket and join us as we continue to define and set industry sta...
AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care was established in 1963, and over the last 50 years has experienced significant growth. With nearly 900 locations throughout North America, AAMCO continues to define innovation; both in our Transmissions and Total Car Care Services. Be part of one of the most important teams in the automotive aftermarket and join us as we continue to define and set industry sta...
AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care was established in 1963, and over the last 50 years has experienced significant growth. With nearly 900 locations throughout North America, AAMCO continues to define innovation; both in our Transmissions and Total Car Care Services. Be part of one of the most important teams in the automotive aftermarket and join us as we continue to define and set industry sta...
UniFirst Corporation has an opening for a Sales Manager. Our Sales Managers are are responsible for managing a team of Sales Representatives, who are responsible for new business development, managing a zip code based territory, and attainment of sales goals and quotas. UniFirst offers significant opportunities for personal and professional growth to its Sales Managers. We are a company dedicated...
UniFirst Corporation has an opening for a Sales Manager. Our Sales Managers are are responsible for managing a team of Sales Representatives, who are responsible for new business development, managing a zip code based territory, and attainment of sales goals and quotas. UniFirst offers significant opportunities for personal and professional growth to its Sales Managers. We are a company dedicated...
Destination Maternity Corporation has a career opportunity for a Store Manager in Destin, FL. The Store Manager is accountable for maximizing sales, creating a positive shopping experience for the client, and managing the store's visual and operational standards. The Store Manager is responsible for hiring, training, developing and retaining high performance sales teams. The Store Manager also pla...
Position Description: Job Purpose: Under direct supervision, this position is responsible for assisting the Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager with the execution of operational, sales, and merchandising objectives by providing outstanding customer service, promoting a safe and productive work environment for Team Members, Customers, and Vendors, and coaching Team Members on appropriate appl...
Position Description: RETAIL ASSISTANT MANAGER Tractor Supply Company When it comes to retail skills and customer service, you’re the real deal! What does it take to be a great RETAIL ASSISTANT MANAGER? The ability to deliver customer service excellence, hands-on leadership skills and a genuine understanding of all the facets of a retail operation. If you possess these attributes and think of reta...
Restaurant General Manager - Food Service Restaurant Manager Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is seeking an efficient and flexible Restaurant General Manager who will handle our high-volume, quick service restaurants. You will be accountable for the financial and operational performance of the restaurant. The Restaurant General Manager will also be: Ensuring excellent hospitality and customer ser...
Company Overview Large National provider of managed document review, facilities management, BPO, and e-discovery to law firms and Fortune 500 corporations. We are seeking a National Director of Sales to sell traditional placement services and managed review solutions corporate law departments and law firms. Job Description The National Director of Sales will be responsible for generating sales, st...
Job Title: e-Discovery Sales Consultant Department: Litigation Support/e-Discovery Reports To: National Director of Litigation Support & eDiscovery Position Summary Serves as the primary executive for driving revenue for new and existing e-discovery business. Essential Functions Sales Develops new business and expands existing business by establishing and maintaining contacts in law firms and corp...
Skechers USA, Inc., a global leader in Lifestyle and Performance Footwear has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Store Manager for our West Covina location. We are looking for dynamic, energetic, sales driven and career minded individuals that have a passion for our Performance Footwear. In order to qualify for an Assistant Store Manager Position you must have 1-2 years of continuous managem...
Position Description: Responsibilities of Customer Service Representative include, but are not limited to: Responding to customer inquires regarding company products and services Processing customer phone orders Checking availability of stock and shipping dates Quoting prices, filling order to customer specifications and processing sales data via computer Assisting the outside sales by preparing p...
About SHI Innovative Solutions. World Class Support. Constantly growing in response to the needs of our customers in all sectors and verticals, SHI has transformed itself from a $1 million "software-only" regional reseller into a $5 billion+ global provider of information technology products and services. From software and hardware procurement to deployment planning, configuration, data center opt...
Parsippany, NJ Recruiting Firm seeks an Executive Recruiter to support Accounting & Finance Recruiting activities . Career Growth opportunity! Parker + Lynch’s Parsippany, NJ branch is expanding our Executive Recruiter team and we invite you to pursue our exciting Recruiter job opportunities! Our Executive Recruiters are business relationship building professionals, who network with Top Tier Talen...
Parker + Lynch is expanding our Executive Recruiter team in Parsippany, NJ! Our Executive Recruiters align top level Talent with exclusive job opportunities in the Finance & Accounting field. If you have proven accounting or finance experience, or if you have a successful background in sales, this is an ideal opportunity to leverage your expertise and begin an exciting and rewarding career in Exec...
Inventory Accounting Consultant Our luxury fashion client is looking to revamp their inventory controls with the systems currently in place. This is an immediate project since the client is currently experiencing unexplained inventory losses. The consultant will come in to get a handle of their systems, document processes, make suggestions for improvement and then follow through by putting the pro...
Exciting career opportunity with Parker + Lynch! Parker & Lynch is a worldwide leader for the recruitment and placement of accounting and financial professionals. If you would like to join a top producing team, then this is the place for you! The Westwood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica marketplace is HOT and the leadership of the branch is fantastic. If you love interacting with people (over the pho...
Division Manager Positions available in New Jersey! Locations are in Central and Northern New Jersey! Parker+Lynch is a division of Accounting Principals. One of the Countries largest and most reputable Accounting & Finance staffing firms! To learn more about us visit www.parkerlynch.com and check out our new web site starting in March 2014! In order to qualify for consideration for this role, ind...
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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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