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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, 63146
KTVI FOX 2/KPLR11 has openings in News and Sales. Go to fox2now.com/contact, KPLR11.com/contact or call 314-213-7414 Job Hotline . Please tell us where you saw this ad. E/O/E (1889706)...
Having Trouble Viewing This Job Posting? Here is a text only version: John L. Scott Real Estate John L. Scott Real Estate Real Estate Agent: Would Working at John L. Scott Real Estate in Issaquah Be a Good Fit For You? Find Out Now by Taking the CCI. Why Do Some Succeed While Others Fail? Each year, a group of individuals in Issaquah decide to start a new career in real estate sales. Some of these...
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...
SALES REPRESENTATIVE Sysco is the nation's leading food service distributor. We are currently seeking resident, sales professionals to meet continued growth in two different markets. We have a Marketing Associates position open in the Medford/Ashland area as well as a position in the Gold Beach/Brookings area. RESPONSIBILITIES include increasing Sysco's market share in the area through consulting...
Crystal Lake, Downers Grove and Joliet Launch your sales career in the fast growing digital marketing industry Shaw Media is looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist who is responsible for developing new relationships and selling digital marketing and advertising solutions to local businesses. Some of these solutions include web design, video production, social media management and e-commerce. T...
RETAIL SALESPERSON needed at Arkansas Golf Center. Hourly plus commissions. Experience in golf sales preferred. Apply in person at 5150 John W. Allison Road, Conway....
Midland, 79710
Oil Related WE are seeking a FIELD REPRESENTATIVE/ SALES for a busy oilfield service company. Full benefits with 100% paid health insurance. 401K plans, aggresive sales bonuses & salary. Furnished vehicle and opportunity for advancement. This position requires an individual who is self motivated & organized. Oilfield experience preferred. Please send resume to P.O. Box 50776 Midland, TX 79710, or...
Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement Officer Property Maintenance Code Enforcement Officer - Part Time An EOE Municipality is seeking a Part Time Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement Officer. Must be familiar with code and ordinance enforcement, possess a valid driver’s license and have good written, oral and computer skills. Prefer BCO & ICC Property M & H Inspection Certified. Apply on line at...
Interactive Sales Manager Come join our growing team! If you have a passion for success, thrive on challenge and innovation, have an entrepreneurial spirit and excel in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment, and meet or exceed your goals - then read on! The Interactive Sales Manager will be responsible for connecting local digital and integrated sales opportunities, from the most recognized prin...
SALES - On-going training & competitive compensation & benefit pkg. Please mail resume & cover letter to: 46460 Gratiot, Chesterfield, MI 48051 or email: ***** Click to apply by EMAIL =...
ALWAYS GET PAID $$!!! Owens Corning A Billion Dollar Company Seeks experienced Installers/Carpenters For more information call-(412)349-8415...
Midland, 79701
Part-Time Sales Photography Mom365 has an opening for a sales & customer service oriented person to take babies' first official photos at Midland Memorial West Hospital. Please send resumes to *****...
SHOE SALES PART-TIME- Every Saturday a must, Apply in person at New Balance 10095 Beach Blvd....
Sales Representative / Account Manager / Customer Service JOB DESCRIPTION About Us One of the fastest growing Event Marketing Firms in Denver is looking for Sales Professionals (both entry level and experienced). We offer a sales career that that will lead you to long term professional and financial success. We are looking for outgoing sales professionals, and our industry leading compensation pla...
Sales / Customer Service - Entry Level - Full Time ENTRY LEVEL SALES / CONSUMER SALES / CUSTOMER SERVICE FAST PACED, GROWTH ORIENTED WORK ENVIRONMENT We are now filling entry level positions in sales and marketing. We are looking for candidates interested in entry level sales and sales management, who want to excel within a company at their own pace. Our huge success in 2012 has put us on track fo...
Description: Prudential is seeking highly motivated Individual Life Insurance sales/financial services professionals with proven success in the life insurance marketplace to become a part of Prudential's expanding Institutional Distribution Channel as a Regional Sales Vice President. Responsible for increasing the sales of Individual Life Insurance products through financial advisors located in wi...
Entry Level Sales Representatives ASG Security ASG Securityis looking for highly motivated electronic security sales representatives to join our dynamic and fast paced sales teams. You will have the opportunity to earn a competitive income based on sales of residential and small commercial systems. Meet with hiring managers for ASGSecurity and other leading industries at: Pre-Register for this eve...
POSITION PURPOSE Home Depot Interiors is responsible for the Sales and Manufacturing of premium Kitchen and Bath remodeling products offered in over 45 major markets. We offer paid training and a monthly bonus program. If you are a highly motivated sales professional looking for a career where you can put your sales skills to use and have unlimited earning potential, you have found your perfect ma...
POSITION PURPOSE Home Depot Interiors is responsible for the Sales and Manufacturing of premium Kitchen and Bath remodeling products offered in over 45 major markets. We offer paid training and a monthly bonus program. If you are a highly motivated sales professional looking for a career where you can put your sales skills to use and have unlimited earning potential, you have found your perfect ma...
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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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