Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 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 non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores.

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

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores:

NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores

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All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 2,884,900 100.00% $8.66 $10.03 $20,870 0.3 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 34,720 1.20% $26.10 $29.54 $61,440 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 320 0.01% $46.68 $57.14 $118,850 5.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 24,780 0.86% $26.92 $29.86 $62,110 0.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 260 0.01% $40.12 $46.93 $97,600 6.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 3,340 0.12% $22.56 $25.38 $52,800 2.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 0.00% $36.20 $41.77 $86,880 10.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 550 0.02% $24.06 $27.39 $56,960 7.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 170 0.01% $40.09 $43.69 $90,880 18.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 270 0.01% $44.09 $47.13 $98,020 6.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 970 0.03% $24.07 $27.74 $57,700 4.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 670 0.02% $23.91 $29.33 $61,010 8.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 250 0.01% $34.09 $45.17 $93,940 8.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 250 0.01% $20.42 $21.70 $45,140 5.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 24,950 0.86% $15.51 $17.62 $36,650 5.3 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 80 0.00% $17.31 $17.49 $36,370 6.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 3,780 0.13% $21.98 $23.58 $49,050 5.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 0.00% $17.17 $19.24 $40,020 7.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 0.00% $12.44 $13.86 $28,840 7.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 410 0.01% $15.48 $16.99 $35,340 2.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 6,100 0.21% $12.69 $13.00 $27,050 0.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 200 0.01% $25.80 $27.59 $57,390 3.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 890 0.03% $21.56 $23.87 $49,650 7.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 0.00% $29.59 $31.00 $64,480 3.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 120 0.00% $27.26 $29.16 $60,660 8.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 2,290 0.08% $24.76 $25.57 $53,180 10.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 210 0.01% $32.34 $33.06 $68,770 10.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 60 0.00% $30.56 $30.91 $64,290 2.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 280 0.01% $15.10 $17.63 $36,670 8.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 0.00% $28.62 $29.82 $62,020 7.7 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 120 0.00% $27.77 $27.54 $57,290 6.8 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (7) (7) $19.15 $19.99 $41,580 6.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 100 0.00% $19.20 $20.03 $41,660 7.1 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 17,540 0.61% $9.13 $10.78 $22,420 1.8 %
27-1011 Art Directors 80 0.00% $26.93 $27.33 $56,850 6.8 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 40 0.00% $25.67 $26.66 $55,450 10.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 0.00% $16.74 $16.97 $35,290 4.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 410 0.01% $14.08 $16.77 $34,880 2.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 13,860 0.48% $8.81 $10.37 $21,560 1.9 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 50 0.00% $23.21 $24.18 $50,290 7.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 0.00% $17.35 $19.55 $40,670 9.5 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 54,590 1.89% $13.36 $21.35 $44,410 0.4 %
29-1041 Optometrists 150 0.01% $29.97 $31.15 $64,790 4.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 21,220 0.74% $40.09 $37.14 $77,250 0.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 22,350 0.77% $10.47 $10.92 $22,710 0.4 %
Healthcare Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,160 0.11% $8.98 $9.83 $20,440 1.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 1,590 0.06% $8.67 $9.51 $19,770 2.7 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 38,820 1.35% $10.13 $11.34 $23,580 0.4 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 7,790 0.27% $11.27 $12.24 $25,470 0.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 21,820 0.76% $9.87 $11.02 $22,920 0.6 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 46,470 1.61% $9.13 $9.89 $20,580 0.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2,740 0.09% $14.36 $14.62 $30,400 1.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 630 0.02% $8.32 $8.44 $17,560 2.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (7) (7) $14.47 $13.48 $28,040 3.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (7) (7) $8.81 $9.43 $19,620 2.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 780 0.03% $7.92 $8.50 $17,690 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 10,230 0.35% $9.64 $10.09 $20,980 1.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 40 0.00% $9.40 $10.11 $21,020 3.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,110 0.66% $8.38 $9.10 $18,930 0.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 11,120 0.39% $9.81 $10.16 $21,130 0.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 780 0.03% $7.23 $8.78 $18,250 4.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 170 0.01% $6.94 $7.27 $15,120 2.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 200 0.01% $8.05 $8.20 $17,060 2.6 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations (7) (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 290 0.01% $11.03 $11.73 $24,390 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 450 0.02% $8.16 $8.50 $17,680 1.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 110 0.00% $8.22 $9.18 $19,090 3.9 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 59,560 2.06% $8.47 $9.22 $19,170 0.4 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,632,990 56.60% $8.27 $9.16 $19,050 0.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 118,090 4.09% $14.00 $14.76 $30,690 0.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 560 0.02% $16.55 $17.70 $36,810 7.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 475,650 16.49% $7.75 $8.11 $16,860 0.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 8,500 0.29% $8.18 $8.93 $18,570 3.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 1,380 0.05% $9.35 $9.32 $19,380 4.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 978,060 33.90% $8.31 $8.97 $18,660 0.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 100 0.00% $16.89 $19.18 $39,900 11.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 680 0.02% $10.35 $13.27 $27,600 7.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 18,980 0.66% $9.29 $9.64 $20,060 0.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 2,140 0.07% $10.12 $10.32 $21,470 2.3 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 662,750 22.97% $9.07 $9.82 $20,430 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,350 1.92% $10.68 $12.02 $24,990 0.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 620 0.02% $11.42 $11.68 $24,300 3.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 10,970 0.38% $11.68 $12.08 $25,130 0.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,050 0.04% $15.52 $14.85 $30,880 1.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 720 0.02% $10.17 $10.79 $22,450 4.1 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 170 0.01% $11.69 $11.93 $24,820 3.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 700 0.02% $8.88 $9.76 $20,310 1.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 54,970 1.91% $9.42 $10.11 $21,030 0.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 180 0.01% $12.46 $12.01 $24,990 2.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 1,850 0.06% $10.76 $11.09 $23,070 0.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 2,060 0.07% $11.94 $12.28 $25,550 0.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,710 0.58% $8.21 $8.39 $17,440 0.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 0.00% $12.29 $12.04 $25,040 2.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 4,290 0.15% $11.81 $12.84 $26,700 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 61,310 2.13% $8.74 $9.53 $19,830 0.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 365,990 12.69% $8.65 $9.15 $19,030 0.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 5,890 0.20% $11.92 $12.28 $25,540 2.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,510 0.05% $15.11 $15.59 $32,430 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,550 0.09% $12.85 $12.79 $26,600 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 650 0.02% $10.46 $11.21 $23,310 2.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,340 0.05% $9.72 $10.04 $20,890 1.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 130 0.00% $15.94 $15.64 $32,530 2.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (7) (7) $15.98 $14.87 $30,930 7.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 17,100 0.59% $10.73 $11.25 $23,400 0.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 0.00% $12.89 $12.79 $26,610 2.6 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 310 0.01% $15.28 $17.05 $35,470 5.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 140 0.00% $17.71 $18.76 $39,020 4.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 30 0.00% $28.07 $26.44 $55,000 4.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 0.00% $8.86 $11.56 $24,040 6.6 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,460 1.37% $9.90 $11.07 $23,020 0.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (7) (7) $12.66 $12.79 $26,600 3.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 190 0.01% $14.32 $14.16 $29,460 2.2 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 1,070 0.04% $11.71 $12.25 $25,490 2.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 9,070 0.31% $10.01 $10.44 $21,710 0.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 2,410 0.08% $15.77 $15.42 $32,060 3.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4,530 0.16% $11.96 $12.70 $26,410 1.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 140 0.00% $13.32 $13.80 $28,710 6.2 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 450 0.02% $8.64 $9.24 $19,220 3.2 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations (7) (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,470 0.09% $18.55 $18.04 $37,520 1.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 50 0.00% $8.32 $8.45 $17,570 3.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 9,140 0.32% $10.89 $11.90 $24,760 0.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 7,610 0.26% $14.61 $14.86 $30,910 0.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 500 0.02% $11.36 $11.82 $24,580 2.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 120 0.00% $13.30 $12.91 $26,840 1.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 0.00% $10.86 $11.08 $23,050 3.2 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 1,530 0.05% $12.75 $13.17 $27,400 1.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 90 0.00% $12.49 $13.13 $27,310 3.8 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 110 0.00% $13.81 $13.86 $28,830 2.5 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 40 0.00% $11.55 $11.11 $23,100 14.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 90 0.00% $10.32 $11.01 $22,910 2.3 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 159,270 5.52% $8.40 $9.23 $19,190 0.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 3,000 0.10% $15.49 $15.92 $33,120 1.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 0.01% $17.46 $17.73 $36,880 5.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 60 0.00% $8.60 $9.27 $19,290 5.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 430 0.01% $12.87 $12.81 $26,650 4.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,930 0.07% $9.97 $11.42 $23,750 6.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 1,030 0.04% $11.83 $12.06 $25,090 1.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 6,890 0.24% $14.22 $14.17 $29,470 1.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 118,980 4.12% $8.36 $8.92 $18,560 0.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 26,520 0.92% $7.45 $8.33 $17,320 0.7 %

About November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(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.

(7) Estimates not released.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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