Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 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 Excel files(XLS).

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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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores:


NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores

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 3,018,450 100.00% $9.16 $10.76 $22,380 0.3 %
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Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 36,200 1.20% $29.14 $32.20 $66,980 0.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 50 (7) $57.71 $63.72 $132,530 10.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 23,260 0.77% $31.89 $34.02 $70,760 0.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 80 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2021 Marketing Managers 260 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2022 Sales Managers 7,330 0.24% $24.48 $26.73 $55,600 0.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 (7) $39.86 $45.10 $93,800 8.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 440 0.01% $26.90 $29.73 $61,840 2.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 (7) $47.37 $47.75 $99,310 5.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 40 (7) $36.74 $41.22 $85,740 5.7 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 100 (7) $28.66 $32.31 $67,210 5.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 270 0.01% $34.24 $36.04 $74,960 1.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 160 0.01% $33.60 $35.26 $73,330 3.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 210 0.01% $20.43 $21.36 $44,440 2.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 3,690 0.12% $25.49 $27.66 $57,520 1.2 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 27,980 0.93% $16.36 $18.22 $37,910 3.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 3,020 0.10% $18.84 $22.34 $46,460 6.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 (7) $19.38 $20.60 $42,840 6.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 290 0.01% $18.79 $20.73 $43,110 2.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,890 0.06% $17.13 $18.13 $37,710 0.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 5,110 0.17% $14.04 $15.00 $31,190 0.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 4,840 0.16% $19.39 $20.31 $42,240 0.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 120 (7) $22.50 $24.29 $50,530 5.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 440 0.01% $22.56 $24.78 $51,540 3.1 %
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Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,070 0.04% $16.32 $18.34 $38,140 3.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 300 0.01% $18.71 $19.42 $40,400 1.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (8) (8) $26.09 $27.76 $57,730 3.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 (7) $27.32 $29.81 $62,000 2.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 (7) $24.89 $26.96 $56,080 2.1 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 540 0.02% $10.49 $13.24 $27,530 3.4 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 (7) $18.27 $20.75 $43,170 3.3 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 18,450 0.61% $10.12 $11.75 $24,440 3.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 (7) $20.13 $20.83 $43,330 3.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 90 (7) $21.18 $23.20 $48,250 4.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 15,290 0.51% $9.69 $10.91 $22,680 0.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 (7) $16.95 $18.57 $38,630 4.6 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 63,500 2.10% $15.42 $25.24 $52,490 0.2 %
29-1041 Optometrists 120 (7) $41.61 $41.22 $85,740 2.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 24,280 0.80% $48.10 $45.33 $94,290 0.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 27,340 0.91% $11.48 $11.99 $24,930 0.3 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-9011 Massage Therapists 140 (7) $7.46 $10.05 $20,910 7.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 2,880 0.10% $9.36 $10.89 $22,650 0.7 %
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Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 47,910 1.59% $10.63 $12.23 $25,440 0.3 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 3,260 0.11% $18.33 $19.36 $40,260 0.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 25,600 0.85% $10.54 $12.23 $25,430 0.6 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 42,490 1.41% $9.39 $10.49 $21,810 0.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 140 (7) $19.27 $19.41 $40,370 1.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2,820 0.09% $14.98 $15.70 $32,660 0.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 230 0.01% $9.38 $9.55 $19,860 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 250 0.01% $10.83 $10.99 $22,850 3.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 380 0.01% $9.00 $9.47 $19,700 2.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 5,700 0.19% $9.87 $10.30 $21,430 0.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 23,900 0.79% $8.60 $9.58 $19,920 0.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 7,300 0.24% $10.73 $11.70 $24,340 0.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 980 0.03% $9.50 $10.21 $21,250 3.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 260 0.01% $7.84 $7.99 $16,620 1.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 290 0.01% $8.08 $8.40 $17,470 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 90 (7) $8.59 $8.86 $18,430 3.0 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 40 (7) $9.70 $10.15 $21,110 1.8 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 0.01% $15.07 $16.19 $33,680 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 340 0.01% $9.57 $9.86 $20,510 1.9 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 58,460 1.94% $8.36 $8.98 $18,680 0.4 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 4,070 0.13% $8.79 $9.09 $18,910 0.5 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 990 0.03% $10.47 $11.41 $23,740 1.3 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 2,570 0.09% $8.10 $8.65 $17,990 1.5 %
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Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,666,100 55.20% $8.74 $9.77 $20,330 0.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 178,530 5.91% $14.08 $15.12 $31,440 0.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 565,330 18.73% $8.10 $8.53 $17,730 0.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 5,020 0.17% $8.67 $9.43 $19,610 1.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 895,860 29.68% $8.74 $9.41 $19,580 0.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 11,990 0.40% $10.34 $11.14 $23,180 0.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 5,460 0.18% $10.64 $12.38 $25,740 2.3 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 732,300 24.26% $9.62 $10.50 $21,840 0.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (8) (8) $12.17 $13.49 $28,060 0.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 400 0.01% $10.49 $12.00 $24,960 11.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 17,460 0.58% $13.38 $13.95 $29,020 0.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 870 0.03% $18.46 $16.96 $35,270 1.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 450 0.01% $10.96 $11.61 $24,150 3.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 500 0.02% $9.25 $11.35 $23,610 5.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 53,210 1.76% $10.05 $11.08 $23,040 0.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 1,170 0.04% $12.07 $12.59 $26,180 0.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,530 0.12% $13.33 $13.60 $28,290 0.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2,380 0.08% $14.51 $14.92 $31,020 2.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 44,780 1.48% $9.98 $10.96 $22,800 0.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 454,240 15.05% $8.97 $9.53 $19,830 0.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 2,010 0.07% $12.66 $12.98 $27,000 0.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,270 0.04% $16.33 $16.94 $35,240 2.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,910 0.13% $12.40 $12.50 $25,990 1.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 670 0.02% $10.77 $11.26 $23,430 3.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 15,270 0.51% $11.36 $12.63 $26,270 0.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 4,740 0.16% $12.14 $12.69 $26,400 0.6 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 360 0.01% $10.85 $15.45 $32,140 3.9 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,060 1.39% $10.80 $12.54 $26,090 0.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 380 0.01% $9.77 $10.68 $22,220 5.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) (8) $11.11 $12.20 $25,370 0.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 5,480 0.18% $13.99 $14.99 $31,170 0.9 %
49-9064 Watch Repairers 30 (7) $10.54 $12.79 $26,600 5.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 220 0.01% $11.56 $13.07 $27,190 2.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) (8) $18.46 $18.20 $37,860 2.0 %
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Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 3,470 0.11% $17.95 $17.92 $37,280 0.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 9,900 0.33% $11.36 $12.78 $26,570 0.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 5,990 0.20% $16.50 $16.23 $33,750 0.7 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 810 0.03% $12.10 $12.70 $26,420 1.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 160 0.01% $12.86 $12.79 $26,600 1.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 (7) $12.42 $11.84 $24,620 7.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 (7) $15.04 $15.00 $31,200 2.5 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 1,700 0.06% $13.59 $13.74 $28,580 2.8 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 40 (7) $15.49 $15.54 $32,310 5.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 60 (7) $10.26 $12.14 $25,250 10.3 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 60 (7) $8.63 $9.30 $19,350 2.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 110 (7) $12.80 $14.20 $29,530 3.1 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 157,910 5.23% $8.82 $10.02 $20,830 0.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,790 0.09% $15.87 $16.75 $34,830 1.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 (7) $15.84 $19.73 $41,030 9.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 400 0.01% $17.57 $17.06 $35,490 2.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,610 0.05% $9.85 $10.74 $22,330 2.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 1,350 0.04% $13.24 $13.96 $29,040 1.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 5,550 0.18% $18.82 $17.13 $35,620 1.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 125,900 4.17% $8.67 $9.52 $19,790 0.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (8) (8) $8.47 $9.59 $19,940 1.0 %

About May 2006 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.

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

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors. Data are being corrected and revised wage estimates will be posted as soon as possible.




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