Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

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)
1,128,280 0.5 % $17.49 $36,380 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.30 $11.60 $15.18 $20.27 $27.61
Annual Wage (2) $19,340 $24,130 $31,570 $42,160 $57,430

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Grocery stores 131,990 $16.00 $33,270
Clothing stores 113,950 $15.77 $32,790
Gasoline stations 87,780 $13.58 $28,250
Building material and supplies dealers 71,590 $18.40 $38,270
Other general merchandise stores 60,950 $14.12 $29,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Securities and commodity contracts brokerage 460 $36.07 $75,020
Building finishing contractors 460 $34.98 $72,770
Software publishers 200 $34.92 $72,630
Automobile dealers 52,590 $34.58 $71,930
Other chemical product and preparation mfg. 30 $32.90 $68,430

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
New Hampshire 6,950 $16.60 $34,520 1.144%
Alabama 20,000 $15.16 $31,540 1.101%
South Carolina 19,020 $16.31 $33,930 1.078%
Wyoming 2,550 $13.96 $29,040 1.059%
Maine 6,090 $15.77 $32,790 1.029%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Delaware 3,860 $21.40 $44,500 0.956%
Connecticut 13,630 $21.07 $43,830 0.835%
New Jersey 30,910 $20.57 $42,790 0.797%
Washington 21,900 $20.55 $42,740 0.855%
District of Columbia 2,340 $19.44 $40,430 0.393%

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 1,260 $17.87 $37,170 1.906%
Myrtle Beach, SC MSA 1,700 $15.11 $31,430 1.648%
Jacksonville, NC MSA 560 $15.63 $32,510 1.518%
Mobile, AL MSA 3,170 $17.46 $36,320 1.493%
Victoria, TX MSA 470 $16.33 $33,970 1.346%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Punta Gorda, FL MSA 500 $25.48 $53,000 1.221%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 1,910 $25.20 $52,410 0.959%
Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD PMSA 2,710 $23.71 $49,310 0.889%
Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL MSA 1,800 $22.37 $46,540 0.938%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 5,180 $22.21 $46,210 0.806%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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) 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.

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November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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