Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,172,070 0.4 % $19.18 $39,890 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.77 $13.37 $17.22 $22.30 $29.28
Annual Wage (2) $22,390 $27,810 $35,820 $46,380 $60,900


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other General Merchandise Stores 143,390 9.43 $15.47 $32,180
Grocery Stores 130,260 5.26 $18.81 $39,130
Clothing Stores 111,720 10.34 $19.27 $40,080
Department Stores 88,600 5.84 $15.94 $33,150
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 87,490 8.48 $20.01 $41,610

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Shoe Stores 24,370 13.44 $17.98 $37,410
Clothing Stores 111,720 10.34 $19.27 $40,080
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 13,930 10.23 $18.24 $37,950
Book, Periodical, and Music Stores 14,390 9.85 $17.19 $35,760
Gasoline Stations 79,860 9.73 $16.24 $33,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 280 0.03 $46.44 $96,600
Automobile Dealers 39,070 3.88 $34.75 $72,290
Insurance Carriers 210 0.02 $30.71 $63,880
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 930 0.16 $29.73 $61,830
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 140 0.12 $29.30 $60,950


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 117,310 8.38 0.91 $20.18 $41,970
Texas 102,500 10.16 1.10 $19.15 $39,820
Florida 72,620 10.22 1.11 $20.52 $42,690
New York 53,580 6.42 0.70 $21.91 $45,570
North Carolina 45,340 12.02 1.30 $17.90 $37,220




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 8,210 13.60 1.48 $19.24 $40,010
Alabama 24,300 13.44 1.46 $16.83 $35,000
Mississippi 14,220 13.28 1.44 $16.81 $34,960
Kentucky 21,180 12.34 1.34 $16.19 $33,670
North Carolina 45,340 12.02 1.30 $17.90 $37,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 3,430 7.64 0.83 $22.18 $46,140
New Jersey 30,000 7.96 0.86 $22.17 $46,120
New York 53,580 6.42 0.70 $21.91 $45,570
District of Columbia 2,000 3.13 0.34 $21.82 $45,390
Connecticut 15,670 9.80 1.06 $21.75 $45,230

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 30,280 6.08 0.66 $22.77 $47,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 30,030 7.87 0.85 $20.95 $43,580
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 25,270 7.14 0.77 $20.95 $43,570
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 23,600 9.45 1.03 $19.73 $41,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 20,170 9.17 0.99 $19.00 $39,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 18,830 9.41 1.02 $20.22 $42,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 18,500 10.99 1.19 $19.37 $40,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,630 7.27 0.79 $21.84 $45,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 14,010 8.35 0.91 $18.28 $38,020
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 12,260 10.75 1.17 $19.73 $41,030




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 790 19.24 2.09 $16.43 $34,170
Punta Gorda, FL 720 18.59 2.02 $18.98 $39,480
Hattiesburg, MS 1,020 18.53 2.01 $18.23 $37,920
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 1,900 17.74 1.92 $16.13 $33,550
Flint, MI 2,160 17.03 1.85 $18.72 $38,930
Santa Fe, NM 1,030 16.83 1.83 $18.29 $38,050
Jacksonville, NC 730 16.68 1.81 $17.23 $35,840
Elizabethtown, KY 720 16.65 1.81 $16.49 $34,300
Hot Springs, AR 590 16.62 1.80 $15.30 $31,820
Dothan, AL 900 16.15 1.75 $16.96 $35,280