Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 424300 - Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers


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 424300 - Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers.

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 424300 - Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers is part of: NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods.

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NAICS 424300 - Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers

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 152,080 100.00% $15.92 $22.78 $47,390 1.7 %
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 10,430 6.86% $50.26 $58.90 $122,510 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 390 0.26% (5) $88.33 $183,720 4.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,760 2.47% $51.97 $62.02 $128,990 3.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 220 0.14% $43.74 $54.24 $112,820 11.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 850 0.56% $56.04 $60.30 $125,430 10.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,410 0.93% $60.61 $67.87 $141,160 4.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 0.03% $42.23 $44.71 $93,000 8.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 330 0.22% $50.22 $56.50 $117,520 6.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 210 0.14% $51.28 $55.42 $115,270 4.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 690 0.45% $51.49 $61.05 $126,990 3.4 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 90 0.06% $48.90 $49.69 $103,360 4.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 560 0.37% $36.90 $42.11 $87,590 7.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 420 0.28% $37.77 $47.23 $98,240 9.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 720 0.47% $39.51 $41.47 $86,260 2.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 710 0.47% $46.93 $48.28 $100,420 6.9 %
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 7,320 4.81% $28.45 $32.30 $67,190 2.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 2,740 1.80% $24.90 $29.68 $61,740 5.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 270 0.18% $27.59 $27.79 $57,810 4.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 0.02% $28.21 $30.53 $63,510 9.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 90 0.06% $17.86 $22.02 $45,800 19.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 150 0.10% $28.07 $30.18 $62,770 3.6 %
13-1081 Logisticians 200 0.13% $26.50 $29.51 $61,380 4.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 250 0.16% $33.09 $36.17 $75,240 7.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 920 0.60% $26.61 $30.07 $62,550 5.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 2,180 1.43% $34.39 $38.11 $79,280 2.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 0.03% $29.92 $33.21 $69,090 8.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 290 0.19% $24.39 $26.90 $55,950 4.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 0.02% $36.35 $41.09 $85,480 8.4 %
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 1,630 1.07% $29.02 $31.52 $65,570 1.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 450 0.30% $36.06 $37.78 $78,580 2.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 0.03% $37.92 $37.14 $77,250 6.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 500 0.33% $22.80 $24.33 $50,600 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 100 0.07% $36.76 $37.41 $77,820 3.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 0.04% $31.42 $32.32 $67,230 4.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 270 0.18% $30.85 $33.46 $69,590 3.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 180 0.12% $25.14 $27.95 $58,130 5.2 %
Architecture and Engineering 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)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 170 0.11% $29.09 $29.21 $60,760 4.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 0.03% $33.26 $33.07 $68,780 3.7 %
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 640 0.42% $28.03 $31.77 $66,080 5.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 620 0.41% $27.95 $31.72 $65,980 5.4 %
Legal 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)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 60 0.04% $32.09 $48.94 $101,800 19.1 %
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 9,200 6.05% $28.06 $33.39 $69,460 2.8 %
27-1011 Art Directors 140 0.09% $70.11 $74.59 $155,150 9.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 150 0.10% $29.58 $35.67 $74,200 11.7 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 7,190 4.73% $29.62 $34.60 $71,970 2.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 970 0.64% $20.77 $23.65 $49,200 4.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 150 0.10% $19.99 $19.59 $40,750 6.2 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 270 0.18% $18.58 $20.25 $42,130 6.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 280 0.18% $25.90 $36.59 $76,100 20.3 %
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 110 0.07% $11.65 $12.72 $26,460 4.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 100 0.07% $11.54 $12.66 $26,330 5.0 %
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 510 0.34% $10.67 $11.23 $23,360 1.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 490 0.32% $10.67 $11.16 $23,210 1.6 %
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 34,990 23.01% $20.11 $27.54 $57,290 3.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,420 0.93% $18.81 $21.40 $44,510 2.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,760 1.16% $38.90 $51.27 $106,640 6.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 440 0.29% $9.25 $10.10 $21,000 3.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 110 0.07% $9.19 $9.67 $20,120 6.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 7,080 4.66% $10.59 $12.52 $26,050 4.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 40 0.03% $15.38 $21.10 $43,880 21.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 450 0.30% $28.84 $31.50 $65,520 12.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 22,750 14.96% $24.71 $31.60 $65,720 3.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 170 0.11% $16.59 $20.75 $43,160 11.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 330 0.22% $11.96 $12.89 $26,810 7.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 460 0.30% $15.87 $17.24 $35,850 7.0 %
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 51,000 33.53% $14.28 $15.61 $32,470 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,610 1.72% $25.66 $28.75 $59,800 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 30 0.02% $13.42 $14.21 $29,560 7.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 490 0.32% $17.69 $18.26 $37,980 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 800 0.53% $14.70 $15.43 $32,100 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,330 2.85% $17.21 $17.89 $37,210 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 200 0.13% $18.95 $19.25 $40,050 3.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 480 0.32% $15.79 $15.79 $32,840 3.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 200 0.13% $18.61 $19.21 $39,950 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 5,380 3.54% $15.58 $16.23 $33,750 1.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 0.05% $10.08 $10.47 $21,770 4.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 4,470 2.94% $12.62 $13.27 $27,610 1.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 0.09% $18.55 $19.05 $39,620 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,120 0.74% $14.06 $14.24 $29,620 2.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2,520 1.66% $19.55 $21.14 $43,970 3.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 9,000 5.92% $12.93 $13.68 $28,460 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 8,540 5.62% $11.29 $12.20 $25,380 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 470 0.31% $12.73 $13.37 $27,810 3.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,070 1.36% $21.18 $22.73 $47,270 2.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,310 1.52% $13.72 $13.91 $28,930 2.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 140 0.09% $18.59 $18.65 $38,800 4.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 690 0.45% $12.10 $12.44 $25,880 3.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 270 0.18% $11.79 $12.65 $26,310 4.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,570 3.01% $12.00 $12.76 $26,530 2.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 0.03% $15.26 $15.68 $32,610 6.5 %
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 540 0.36% $17.72 $18.12 $37,690 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 60 0.04% $25.23 $24.80 $51,580 3.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 450 0.30% $17.35 $17.29 $35,960 2.6 %
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 11,010 7.24% $11.00 $13.54 $28,170 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 790 0.52% $22.27 $25.64 $53,340 4.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,040 0.68% $10.08 $11.17 $23,240 4.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 110 0.07% $9.63 $10.72 $22,290 4.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) (8) $17.35 $16.94 $35,230 12.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 660 0.43% $10.98 $11.93 $24,810 4.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 190 0.12% $9.20 $9.42 $19,600 3.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 2,640 1.74% $9.97 $10.67 $22,190 3.5 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers (8) (8) $17.37 $16.24 $33,770 12.8 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand 1,070 0.70% $9.46 $11.21 $23,320 7.2 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 610 0.40% $11.90 $14.14 $29,420 9.6 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 0.03% $11.25 $12.20 $25,380 6.1 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 0.16% $9.62 $10.97 $22,810 5.0 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 790 0.52% $23.00 $24.57 $51,110 5.7 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 190 0.12% $9.36 $10.34 $21,500 4.7 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 380 0.25% $13.77 $13.64 $28,370 7.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,230 0.81% $11.41 $13.03 $27,100 5.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 670 0.44% $9.80 $10.73 $22,310 8.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 170 0.11% $9.68 $11.56 $24,050 5.2 %
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 24,450 16.08% $11.11 $12.11 $25,190 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,290 0.85% $20.95 $21.98 $45,730 2.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 0.11% $21.91 $22.63 $47,070 2.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 40 0.03% $11.98 $13.82 $28,740 18.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 70 0.05% $15.63 $17.50 $36,400 4.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 790 0.52% $12.66 $13.04 $27,130 2.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 110 0.07% $9.19 $10.47 $21,780 11.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,310 0.86% $13.70 $14.62 $30,400 4.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 16,470 10.83% $10.92 $11.43 $23,780 2.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 4,150 2.73% $9.34 $10.19 $21,200 1.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) (8) $21.45 $21.65 $45,030 9.6 %

About May 2008 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.




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