May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

NAICS Industry 452000 - General Merchandise Stores is part of: Sectors 44 and 45 - Retail Trade.

NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores consists of:

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NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Group Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations major 3,076,210 0.4% 100.00% $10.12 $12.03 $25,020 0.2%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 42,130 1.2% 1.37% $33.40 $36.30 $75,500 0.5%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 26,530 1.6% 0.86% $34.81 $38.33 $79,730 0.6%
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 41.6% (7) $32.58 $39.72 $82,620 10.2%
11-2022 Sales Managers 9,900 2.8% 0.32% $29.18 $32.14 $66,850 1.2%
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 40 29.2% (7) $49.75 $46.79 $97,330 8.2%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 260 12.3% 0.01% $33.54 $36.07 $75,020 3.7%
11-3031 Financial Managers 40 29.6% (7) $65.18 $62.30 $129,580 2.9%
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 20.1% (7) $32.90 $47.71 $99,240 18.7%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 6.4% (7) $25.09 $28.27 $58,800 2.3%
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 43.9% (7) $31.13 $36.98 $76,920 15.0%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 440 3.7% 0.01% $46.79 $48.52 $100,930 1.1%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 60 25.4% (7) $22.93 $33.81 $70,330 12.7%
11-9051 Food Service Managers 100 26.8% (7) $22.56 $24.64 $51,250 3.9%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 60 22.3% (7) $53.61 $53.27 $110,790 2.8%
11-9199 Managers, All Other 4,290 3.7% 0.14% $29.14 $31.31 $65,120 1.0%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 15,710 3.1% 0.51% $19.04 $22.46 $46,720 2.6%
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,610 18.3% 0.05% $22.92 $29.14 $60,610 12.9%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (8) (8) (8) $16.40 $16.37 $34,050 4.8%
13-1041 Compliance Officers 110 5.8% (7) $40.82 $37.83 $78,680 1.8%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 4,270 2.5% 0.14% $26.38 $27.31 $56,790 0.6%
13-1111 Management Analysts 160 16.5% 0.01% $18.51 $21.61 $44,960 6.1%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 470 7.5% 0.02% $17.85 $19.89 $41,380 2.2%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 3,000 3.3% 0.10% $15.60 $16.80 $34,940 0.9%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* (8) (8) (8) $17.29 $20.90 $43,470 5.3%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 5,370 3.1% 0.17% $18.19 $19.82 $41,220 1.1%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 230 15.2% 0.01% $24.72 $26.93 $56,020 3.5%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 470 14.0% 0.02% $24.81 $26.88 $55,910 4.7%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 60 35.4% (7) $28.19 $28.83 $59,960 8.0%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 220 12.5% 0.01% $20.97 $21.05 $43,780 1.7%
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 30 6.3% (7) $33.05 $31.05 $64,580 10.2%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 14,610 3.0% 0.48% $12.19 $13.49 $28,060 1.1%
27-1011 Art Directors 50 20.8% (7) $27.78 $37.13 $77,240 9.5%
27-1025 Interior Designers 260 10.6% 0.01% $27.33 $25.98 $54,040 2.9%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 12,450 3.5% 0.40% $12.11 $13.11 $27,270 1.2%
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 210 11.5% 0.01% $19.17 $21.31 (4) 5.5%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 19.0% (7) $20.47 $21.15 $43,990 5.4%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 79,750 1.2% 2.59% $16.95 $29.86 $62,110 0.3%
29-1041 Optometrists 150 10.7% (7) $44.93 $44.18 $91,890 2.8%
29-1051 Pharmacists 31,190 1.5% 1.01% $56.71 $54.67 $113,700 0.3%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 42,600 1.2% 1.38% $12.94 $13.34 $27,750 0.3%
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 5,380 2.5% 0.17% $15.31 $16.65 $34,630 0.6%
29-2799 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other* 410 4.9% 0.01% $29.01 $27.94 $58,110 0.8%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 10,780 2.2% 0.35% $11.05 $11.64 $24,220 0.6%
31-9011 Massage Therapists 150 19.5% (7) $22.95 $22.39 $46,580 10.3%
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 2,550 8.5% 0.08% $9.33 $9.83 $20,450 1.4%
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* (8) (8) (8) $17.92 $16.59 $34,500 1.0%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 36,030 1.4% 1.17% $11.28 $12.89 $26,820 0.4%
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 3,040 2.8% 0.10% $24.38 $24.49 $50,950 0.7%
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 550 11.3% 0.02% $14.86 $16.09 $33,480 2.9%
33-9032 Security Guards 22,460 2.0% 0.73% $10.99 $11.81 $24,570 0.5%
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other * (8) (8) (8) $10.97 $11.61 $24,150 0.3%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 48,410 2.1% 1.57% $10.15 $11.47 $23,860 0.4%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 110 8.3% (7) $21.69 $22.60 $47,000 1.3%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 4,450 3.5% 0.14% $15.61 $16.37 $34,040 0.8%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 70 29.5% (7) $11.58 $11.78 $24,500 5.2%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 620 8.8% 0.02% $11.65 $12.16 $25,290 2.4%
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 600 16.5% 0.02% $11.23 $11.24 $23,380 2.3%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 3,600 6.2% 0.12% $10.29 $10.69 $22,230 1.1%
35-3011 Bartenders 70 20.8% (7) $9.20 $10.94 $22,760 5.9%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 27,190 2.8% 0.88% $9.16 $10.33 $21,490 0.5%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 9,370 2.6% 0.30% $11.94 $12.79 $26,590 0.6%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,000 9.1% 0.03% $10.12 $11.44 $23,790 2.5%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 40.6% (7) $9.05 $9.53 $19,820 3.9%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 200 15.2% 0.01% $9.63 $10.37 $21,570 1.9%
35-9021 Dishwashers 570 17.6% 0.02% $8.95 $9.11 $18,950 1.7%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 12.9% (7) $9.22 $9.97 $20,740 4.3%
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 170 7.0% 0.01% $11.81 $12.72 $26,460 4.5%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 51,650 0.8% 1.68% $10.02 $10.58 $22,010 0.2%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 190 13.5% 0.01% $17.18 $17.97 $37,380 2.7%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 51,420 0.8% 1.67% $10.00 $10.55 $21,940 0.2%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 40,330 2.7% 1.31% $9.36 $10.79 $22,440 0.7%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 650 7.6% 0.02% $18.69 $19.40 $40,350 1.8%
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 1,990 6.3% 0.06% $8.82 $9.01 $18,740 1.0%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 24,580 4.3% 0.80% $9.31 $11.04 $22,960 1.1%
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 360 9.8% 0.01% $9.36 $11.97 $24,910 4.2%
39-5094 Skincare Specialists 350 24.9% 0.01% $15.50 $18.07 $37,590 4.3%
39-6012 Concierges 30 15.2% (7) $13.44 $13.65 $28,390 2.9%
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 2,560 9.7% 0.08% $8.93 $9.34 $19,420 1.1%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 1,702,960 0.5% 55.36% $9.69 $11.05 $22,980 0.3%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 239,540 0.7% 7.79% $15.51 $16.55 $34,430 0.2%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 70 28.0% (7) $22.26 $21.84 $45,420 3.5%
41-2011 Cashiers 562,200 1.0% 18.28% $9.03 $9.56 $19,880 0.3%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 4,670 7.2% 0.15% $9.22 $10.11 $21,020 1.4%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (8) (8) (8) $11.91 $12.18 $25,340 7.3%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 855,840 1.0% 27.82% $9.62 $10.50 $21,850 0.4%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 220 26.6% 0.01% $14.63 $22.03 $45,820 19.6%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (8) (8) (8) $16.16 $18.59 $38,680 9.7%
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 4,950 6.2% 0.16% $11.19 $11.74 $24,410 1.0%
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 35,150 2.1% 1.14% $9.89 $10.56 $21,970 0.7%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 788,880 0.7% 25.64% $10.26 $11.18 $23,260 0.2%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 67,290 1.0% 2.19% $14.33 $15.12 $31,450 0.3%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 670 20.5% 0.02% $10.75 $11.19 $23,270 1.7%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 180 31.9% 0.01% $12.10 $12.70 $26,410 4.0%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 25,930 1.8% 0.84% $13.61 $14.18 $29,490 0.3%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 870 8.3% 0.03% $19.28 $17.58 $36,570 2.1%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 32.6% (7) $13.69 $14.02 $29,160 10.8%
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) (8) (8) $9.82 $10.36 $21,550 9.1%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 66,940 1.6% 2.18% $11.09 $12.01 $24,980 0.3%
43-4071 File Clerks 70 36.0% (7) $9.14 $9.85 $20,490 4.9%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 380 7.3% 0.01% $13.29 $13.56 $28,200 1.0%
43-4151 Order Clerks 15,290 4.0% 0.50% $9.55 $10.38 $21,600 0.6%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 10,280 1.3% 0.33% $15.04 $15.11 $31,420 0.4%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,760 2.3% 0.09% $9.91 $10.51 $21,860 0.5%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 4,110 15.1% 0.13% $14.22 $14.51 $30,170 6.4%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 3,910 5.6% 0.13% $12.45 $13.39 $27,840 1.6%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 35,040 2.4% 1.14% $11.29 $12.23 $25,450 0.6%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 525,820 0.9% 17.09% $9.47 $10.15 $21,110 0.2%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 3,130 1.8% 0.10% $11.19 $11.89 $24,730 0.6%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 490 15.3% 0.02% $18.43 $19.59 $40,740 1.9%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5,200 2.9% 0.17% $15.96 $15.69 $32,630 0.5%
43-9011 Computer Operators 140 13.1% (7) $11.20 $13.76 $28,620 4.2%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 150 16.5% (7) $10.20 $9.96 $20,720 1.4%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 18,310 2.4% 0.60% $11.55 $12.36 $25,700 0.6%
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 1,700 5.8% 0.06% $11.22 $11.93 $24,800 1.6%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 60 18.1% (7) $21.59 $23.11 $48,070 3.5%
47-2031 Carpenters 40 17.6% (7) $20.41 $21.70 $45,130 4.5%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 18,670 5.7% 0.61% $11.84 $13.86 $28,830 2.1%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 970 3.2% 0.03% $13.11 $16.02 $33,320 1.0%
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 130 10.3% (7) $24.07 $24.42 $50,790 1.3%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 10.8% (7) $17.17 $17.79 $37,000 3.8%
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 140 39.9% (7) $11.28 $12.23 $25,440 5.1%
49-3091 Bicycle Repairers 350 10.9% 0.01% $8.95 $9.16 $19,060 1.6%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 5,720 4.1% 0.19% $13.31 $14.39 $29,930 0.9%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 290 4.5% 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) (8) (8) $20.24 $20.39 $42,410 2.7%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,880 5.5% 0.06% $15.35 $16.73 $34,800 1.6%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 18.4% (7) $8.88 $9.08 $18,890 2.9%
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 860 8.6% 0.03% $12.66 $14.21 $29,560 2.6%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 69,460 0.8% 2.26% $10.91 $11.98 $24,920 0.3%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 830 5.3% 0.03% $21.41 $22.65 $47,110 1.6%
51-3011 Bakers 18,300 0.7% 0.59% $10.76 $11.70 $24,340 0.3%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 6,350 5.6% 0.21% $15.42 $15.78 $32,830 1.1%
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 430 19.0% 0.01% $13.61 $13.74 $28,580 2.5%
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 650 7.4% 0.02% $10.15 $10.33 $21,490 1.1%
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 70 4.4% (7) $10.48 $10.60 $22,060 1.3%
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 25.4% (7) $15.92 $14.55 $30,260 8.2%
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 7.8% (7) $16.81 $16.16 $33,620 2.8%
51-6051 Sewers, Hand 40 9.5% (7) $22.73 $20.75 $43,160 7.5%
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 2,290 8.0% 0.07% $18.55 $18.09 $37,620 1.4%
51-9151 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 20,880 1.0% 0.68% $10.43 $10.94 $22,760 0.3%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 156,280 1.4% 5.08% $9.85 $11.06 $23,000 0.4%
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 320 11.9% 0.01% $17.22 $17.44 $36,270 1.7%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,210 3.5% 0.07% $17.93 $18.30 $38,060 0.9%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,780 2.0% 0.06% $14.63 $16.29 $33,890 0.5%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) (8) (8) $12.94 $15.63 $32,500 7.8%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 170 18.8% 0.01% $16.82 $16.99 $35,330 4.9%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 820 14.5% 0.03% $11.31 $12.88 $26,780 5.4%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 4,730 3.4% 0.15% $19.85 $18.50 $38,480 0.6%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 40 26.5% (7) $12.53 $12.16 $25,280 4.1%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 120,280 1.7% 3.91% $9.49 $10.55 $21,940 0.3%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 7,930 2.6% 0.26% $9.39 $11.16 $23,210 1.2%

About May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.




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Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012