Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers

Directly supervise sales workers in a retail 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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
1,197,190 0.4 % $16.72 $34,770 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.84 $10.96 $14.28 $19.28 $26.83
Annual Wage (2) $18,380 $22,790 $29,700 $40,100 $55,810

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Grocery stores 135,100 $15.48 $32,200 1 177
Clothing stores 117,920 $14.67 $30,510 2 191
Gasoline stations 87,430 $12.83 $26,690 3 205
Department stores 77,120 $14.18 $29,500 4 196
Building material and supplies dealers 70,280 $17.62 $36,660 5 148

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Building finishing contractors 460 $41.42 $86,150 100 1
Automobile dealers 51,430 $33.93 $70,580 8 2
Semiconductor and electronic component mfg. 100 $33.72 $70,140 155 3
Electrical equipment manufacturing 190 $32.71 $68,040 128 4
Electronic instrument manufacturing 150 $32.49 $67,580 142 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New Hampshire 7,220 $15.69 $32,630 1.192% 292
Missouri 29,610 $15.30 $31,820 1.123% 358
Alabama 20,040 $14.52 $30,210 1.101% 323
West Virginia 7,450 $13.04 $27,120 1.092% 351
Maine 6,440 $15.15 $31,510 1.084% 289

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Washington 20,760 $20.54 $42,720 0.810% 288
New Jersey 33,360 $19.59 $40,740 0.865% 327
Connecticut 14,590 $19.17 $39,870 0.889% 287
Colorado 20,110 $18.98 $39,490 0.944% 250
California 124,980 $18.94 $39,390 0.864% 337

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA MSA 1,200 $16.83 $35,020 1.790%
Jacksonville, NC MSA 570 $14.51 $30,180 1.556%
Bloomington-Normal, IL MSA 1,280 $12.01 $24,980 1.528%
Myrtle Beach, SC MSA 1,520 $15.17 $31,550 1.509%
Springfield, MO MSA 2,340 $14.93 $31,060 1.441%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 9,630 $22.71 $47,230 0.742%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 1,850 $21.46 $44,640 0.925%
Ventura, CA PMSA 3,060 $21.32 $44,360 1.054%
Trenton, NJ PMSA 1,410 $21.31 $44,320 0.679%
San Jose, CA PMSA 6,410 $21.00 $43,680 0.718%

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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